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The Seven Storey Mountain by  Thomas MERTON - Hardcover - Early Reprint - 1948 - from abookshop and

The Seven Storey Mountain

by MERTON, Thomas

Condition: Very Good +/Very Good

NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1948. Bound in black cloth, stamped in gold (without any of the usual fading). Housed in a nice second state dustwrapper (with the $3.00 price on the front flap and the statement "Author on the Left" on the rear panel (but does not have the Catholic World reference to the back flap). Stain to edges of last 20 page. Some edgewear to top of dust jacket - but much better than usually encountered. 429 pp. Priced accordingly. . Early Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good.

This memoir follows author and social activist Thomas Merton through his life as a young man and his subsequent spiritual journey, as he chooses to leave society behind and join the Trappist monks in the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in Kentucky, USA.


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