London: Blackfriars Publications, 1957. 12 mo. (7 1/2 inches tall), original black cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, gentle toning to spine of price-clipped dust jacket. Item #785
"THOMISM WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE GREATEST TREASURES OF HUMANITY" First Blackfriars edition of the French Dominican's "most valuable short introduction to the life and work of one of the greatest scholars and philosophers of the Church." Originally published in English by Burns Oates in 1932, this "splendid, popular introduction to the mind of St. Thomas" is divided into eleven short chapters: I. His Epoch, II. His Life, III. His Task, IV. His Method, V. His Genius, VI. His Teaching, VII. His Style, VIII. His Poetry, IX. His Triumph, X. His Influence To-day, XI. His Future. With a brief Introduction by the author (dated, "Rosemont/September 8, 1930") stating Sertillanges' goal "to lead men to meditate on a mind attuned to all knowledge, a soul given up to the supreme values, is the aim of this little book." Translated by Godfrey Anstruther, with his brief Note. Approbations, including the 1932 Imprimatur of Bede Jarrett, O.P. McLean, An Annotated Bibliography of Philosophy in Catholic Thought: 1900-1964, 304.