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Title: A Burnt-out Case.
Description: London, William Heinemann. 1961, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Lacey Everett, dust jacket design. 256 pp, 8" H. When his loss of faith in his vocation and unhappiness with his life cause him to flee his celebrity, M. Querry, a famous architect and known womaniser, journeys to a remote Catholic mission in the Belgian Congo where lepers are treated. His motives and actions are misinterpreted by a local planter and a visiting journalist who use his reputation to enhance their situations, ultimately undoing the 'cure' that the mission doctor sees taking place and ending in tragedy. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns, minor scuff across fore-edge of text block, minor soiling on top of text block, small water stain at top of rear board. Dust jacket has browning to spine - a little lighter on flap-folds and top edge, some light wear a some tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several light water stains on rear flap-fold and one at top edge of rear panel. Very Good -/Good.

Keywords: Africa, Belgian Congo, Missions, Missionaries, Lepers, Leprosy, Dr. Colin, M. Querry, Architects, Architecture, Leproserie, Religious Missions, Rycker, Sickness, Cures, Vocations, Catholic Faith, Celebrity, Self-Importance, Vocation, Mutilation, Journalis

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 30368

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