MERTON, Thomas Waters of Silence Hollis and Carter, London, 1950.
8vo. Original pale blue cloth, stamped in silver to upper cover and spine, pictorial endpapers, illustrated dust wrapper depicting cloisters, blue paper wraparound band; pp.299; a very good copy with some light wear, cloth a touch faded to spine and edges, retaining Book Society wraparound band, price-clipped, small owner inscription to half-title.
First editon. Merton's tell-all book about his experiences as a Trappist monk (a branch order of Cistercians), describing the toils and contemplations of daily life in the monastery. Merton's books are enduringly popular in their field, displaying a depth of humour and wisdom in his depictions of his fellow monks and their histories. This copy retains the fragile "Recommended by the Book Society" wraparound.