New York: Ridge Press/Odyssey Press, 1964. First edition. Small folio (11 3/4 inches tall), original stamped gold cloth, original photographic dust jacket. Book gently bumped at top of spine, closed tear and gentle edge wear to price-clipped dust jacket. A near-fine copy in the rare dust jacket. Item #140
"HOW STRONGLY DOES THE TURMOIL OF INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE CONTRAST WITH THE PERFECT ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE!"
First edition of this posthumous printing of Pope John XXIII's magisterial "Pacem in Terris"—the entire 15,000-word papal encyclical addressed "To All Men on Goodwill"—now uncommon in the original dust jacket.
An elegant edition illustrating the common humanity of the global "Family of Man," with numerous black-and-white photographs by Ansel Adams, Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Marc Riboud, Cornell Capa, and other photographers associated with the Magnum Photo Agency.
From the Foreword: "In Easter Week of 1963, less than two months before his death Pope John XXIII issued his encyclical letter Pacem in Terris. It was a message of unique and monumental significance—unique because it was the first papal encyclical ever to be addressed beyond the limits of the Roman Catholic community to men of goodwill everywhere in the world, and monumental because it was immediately taken to heart by people of all faiths as a basic statement of the rights and responsibilities of man in the conduct of life and the achievement of peace on earth" (The Editors). Also issued in soft paper wrappers.