Very Good / Very Good. Item #5772
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; 429pp. Second State dust jacket with "Author on the left" caption, mention of Catholic Press Association award on back flap, and original $1.00 price intact. Book in second state black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket chipped at spine ends, with a few smaller chips and tears along edges, scuffing down folds, and some toning to back. Light crease to front board, causing a bit of an outward bow at fore-edge. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound.
Merton's early autobiography, completed at age 31 five years after joining a Trappist monastery near Bardstown, Kentucky.