THE SCHWEITZER ALBUM
BRAND / Erica Anderson and Albert Schweitzer, DESCRIPTION / "The life and spirit of Albert Schweitzer are portrayed in rich dimension in this album of text & photos, which includes the only colour portraits of the doctor & his jungle village hospital to appear in any book. There are 170 B&W photos and 27 in colour.
In addition to the chapters of text describing Schweitzer's life of service, his friendship with the great and the humble, and his philosophy of "reverence for life," there are many passages of Schweitzer's own thought, recorded from interviews or translated from his notes. Here also is an inspiring letter to an American soldier going off to Korea, a letter on the importance of the church, written to a godchild on the date of his confirmation, a service of baptism, the grace said at meals at the Lambarene hospital, the letter to the Nobel Prize committee on the receipt of the award for peace. Schweitzer's birth certificate, a page of the original manuscript from his autobiography, and pages from his hospital journal...
Among the many stirring photos is a portfolio of 6 Schweitzer portraits in color, a sequence of Schweitzer at work--building, repairing roads, attending patients--& many photos of him with his family & friends, including Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians, Bertrand Russell, Pablo Casals, Ralph Vaughan Williams, & many of the African villagers, from newborn children to aged patients. .
Here is a wealth of Schweitzer treasure available in no other book, never before collected. The magnificent testimony of his life & the depth of his spirit is captured in its pages." , SIZE / 10x11.5" , SOURCE & PROVENANCE / 1965, NOTES / Very interesting biography in images