The Story Of My Pelican by Albert Schweitzer hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Souvenir Press, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Snatched from their nest, three fledgling pelicans eventually found protection and peace with Dr. Schweitzer. At Lambarene they grew up in the shade of the hospital; their hunger appeased, their fears calmed. This is their story as though told by one of the three. The hours at night with Dr. Schweitzer working on his papers and the pelican on guard at his side, the raids on the local womens fish, the supreme effort to learn to fly and the funny, charming details of the pelicans life are all described. Thirty enchanting photographs complete this glimpse of life in the tropical forests.
It is a delicately written book which will surprise only those who do not know the Great Doctor. It epitomises better than any monumental volume could ever do the fundamental theme of the doctors life respect for life, all life. Dr. Schweitzer won the pelicans trust and he and his nurse were the only people able to take the pelican in their arms or hold it by its beak. Yet he never forgot that birds, like people, must be able to look after themselves and he did all he could to encourage the pelicans to return to their natural life.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with loss to the spine ends and corners. Boards a little marked. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Price Clipped.
White boards with Green titling to the Spine.
70 pages. 7¾” x 5¾”.
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