Item #1504 No Man is an Island. Thomas Merton.
No Man is an Island
No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, blindstamped boards, blue endpapers, original pictorial dust jacket. Paperclip mark to title page, slight edge-wear to price-clipped dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #1504

"THE WORDS OF CHRIST ARE CLEAR: 'THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF'"

First edition of Thomas Merton's reflections on the basic truths of the spiritual life. The title is taken from John Donne: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." A brief Author's Note ("Fr. M. Louis, O.C.S.O. / Abbey of Gethsemani / January, 1955") describing the book as a sequel to Seeds of Contemplation: "simpler, more fundamental, and more detailed." Preceded by a Latin dedication ("Dilectissimis Fratribus") to the scholastics studying for the priesthood at Gethsemani. Each of the 16 meditations on the life of the spirit is divided into numbered passages. The dust jacket illustration is reproduced on the title page. Approbations. Dell'Isola. Thomas Merton: A Bibliography, A20.

Price: $100.00

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