London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, original printed dust jacket. Cloth bright and fresh, offsetting to front and rear endpapers. Mild toning and spotting to spine of dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #9
"CHRISTIANITY NEITHER FLEES FROM THE WORLD, NOR CAPITULATES TO THE WORLD" First edition of this collection by the Anglican mystic defining the contrast between the natural and the supernatural. With Dedication in Latin ("In Memoriam F. v. H.") to Friedrich von Hügel. Underhill spoke of von Hügel as both an inspiration and a mentor. "In later years, von Hügel increased his dedication to spiritual direction, notably in the assistance he gave to the great Anglican writer on mysticism, Evelyn Underhill." (Joseph P. Whelan, The Spirituality of Friedrich von Hügel). This collection of Underhill’s lectures, articles and papers was reworked for publication two years after von Hügel's death in 1925. With bibliography of books on Mysticism. Cambridge bookseller ticket.