The House of My Pilgrimage - Albert OsbornSalvationist Publishing and Supplies, 1958, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, slight loss at spine ends and corners. Leans slightly. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Portraiture frontispiece. From the cover: “ALBERT ORSBORN, C.B.E., general of an army which has never fired a shot or caused a wound, and which has marched victoriously over the frontiers of a hundred lands under a banner no one fears, takes us through the House of his Pilgrimage to meet fascinating personalities of every type. EMPERORS, kings and queens, presidents, prime ministers and governors-general, office boys who rose to administrative heights, pilots of the sky-ways and commodores of the ocean lanes arc all here introduced by a man with an observant eye, an ear for the significant phrase, and the orator’s mastery of description. THE TRIALS of a world traveller who does not like fog, fire and storm on land, sea, or in the air make a vivid impression on arm-chair fellow-travellers to Hawaii or Japan, the frozen north or the steaming tropics. PERSONAL contacts with the genius who rose from pawnbroker’s assistant to become a world-famous social reformer, intimate sidelights on the activities of an organization delivering its message in a hundred languages and serving peoples of every class, colour and creed, information on the working of the High Council which elects this army’s generals, advice given by Alice Meynell and other established poets to this verse-loving, verse-making general, and much else enrich his pages .and make them swift and readable. SON of pioneer Salvationists, Albert Orsborn was himself an officer in the Movement for more than forty years at home and abroad before being elected to the world leadership of The Salvation Army in 1946. Retirement in 1954 has given him greater opportunity to use his gifted pen. To Salvationists themselves, General Orsborn as speaker, writer and poet needs no recommendation and his book will be in as great demand within the Movement as beyond its borders.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 294
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