The silent life

New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1957. First printing (stated). Hardcover. Octavo in grey DJ, gilt to spine, gilt design to front board, 178 pages, b&w illustrations ; 21 cm. Extremely gently rubbed corners, extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, sunned spine, clean pages in tight binding, DJ flap corners partially cut, very mild rubbing to DJ spine head and foot, very gently rubbed DJ corners, sunned DJ spine, else Very Good(+) to Near Fine(-) in Very Good DJ. Item #91242

"A meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life from the inside ... who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old."--Prologue. Contents: Prologue: What is a monk? I. The monastic peace: 1. Puritas cordis [purity of heart -- 2. In veritate [in truth] -- 3. In laboribus multis [in many labors] -- 4. In tabernaculo altissimi [in the highest tabernacle] -- II. The cenobitic life: 1. St. Benedict -- 2. The Benedictines / Solesmes / La Pierre qui vire -- The Cistercians -- III. The hermit life: 1. The Carthusians -- 2. The Camaldolese. Monasticism and religious orders. || DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve.

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