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Gerald Heard
Gerald Heard - The Ascent of Humanity - 1st 1st Original Dust Jacket SCARCE - NR
New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1929. Heard, Gerald - The Ascent of Humanity: An Essay on the Evolution of Civilization from Group Consciousness Though Individuality to Super-Consciousness - Harcourt Brace and Company: New York, 1929 - First American Edition / First Printing - No statement of edition or mention of later printings present on the copyright page as required in order to denote the first printing of the first American edition. "Gerald Heard is a man of mature culture, of many contacts and keen understanding of the modern mind. He feels deeply the spiritually poverty-stricken state of our modern world, and our need of a rebirth of personal religion. The simple directness of all that he thinks and says stirs both the imagination and the conscience of those to whom he speaks." - Willard L. Sperry, former Dean, Harvard Divinity School The book has some edge wear, tanning to the spine, and scattered spots. The boards remain straight, the binding is square and firm, and internally this copy is rather clean. The dust jacket is tanned, soiled, shelf worn, has closed tears and areas of large chipping and loss. That being said, this dust jacket is nearly unobtainable and is a true rarity in any condition. This title was the author's second book and is was is breakout success. In 1929 The Ascent of Humanity, an essay on the philosophy of history, won the British Academy's prestigious Hertz Prize. It seems a fools errand to attempt to summarize Heard's life in such a short catalogue entry but it is worth mentioning that he is likely the most important philosopher of the 20th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under The Jacket (underthejacketbooks) [Greenwood, South Carolina, US]
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