New York: Harper & Brothers, . Hardcover. Essay by Albert Schweitzer. Small 4to. Light green cloth with dark green lettering and graphic, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 200pp). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, map endpapers. Very good/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit scuffed, with several small edge chips and large chip at top of rear panel. Item #38078
A tight and attractive early printing of this (to cite jacket panel) "first ever [documentary] made in Africa of the philosopher-theologian-musician-physician... a final record of this extraordinary man's work...." -- but a unique association copy, for the half-title page bears Schweitzer's usual fine miniscule signature in black ink, which he dates "11.7.49," and below this a fine presentation inscription in red ink: "Myrtle Dean Clark / to / Governor Stevenson." Clark was a noted Chicago socialite and civic leader, and Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65) was the Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate who made a well-publicized tour of Africa in the 1950s that included a visit to Schweitzer. An outstanding association copy.