The Story of Axel Munthe – Gustaf Munthe & Gudrun Uexküll

R220.00

– Translated from the Swedish by Malcolm Munthe and from the German by Lord Sudley –

“The tremendous world appeal of ‘The Story of San Michele’ is, at least partly, based upon the outspoken revelations of this famous Swedish doctor’s life. He was both a passionate humanitarian and a cynical cosmopolite, doctor to the Royal House of Sweden, and tireless worker in the pestilential slums, a passionate lover of birds and animals and a hater of the shams and intrigues of his fashionable Parisian practice. These and other paradoxes made Munthe’s story one of the great best sellers of all times. It is with amazement, therefore, that we turn to his biography and find the man revealed in any new lights….”

Price: R220.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1953

Publishers: John Murray

Condition: Hardcover in very good condition – gilt lettering on the spine unblemished, minor shelf wear on the corners of the cover and top and bottom of the spine. Dust jacket in fair condition – Scuff marks and small tears around the edges, text on the spine slightly faded. Small tear on the inside cover exposing the cloth of the hardcover, no effect on the binding. Otherwise internally in very good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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– Translated from the Swedish by Malcolm Munthe and from the German by Lord Sudley –

“The tremendous world appeal of ‘The Story of San Michele’ is, at least partly, based upon the outspoken revelations of this famous Swedish doctor’s life. He was both a passionate humanitarian and a cynical cosmopolite, doctor to the Royal House of Sweden, and tireless worker in the pestilential slums, a passionate lover of birds and animals and a hater of the shams and intrigues of his fashionable Parisian practice. These and other paradoxes made Munthe’s story one of the great best sellers of all times. It is with amazement, therefore, that we turn to his biography and find the man revealed in any new lights….”

Price: R220.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1953

Publishers: John Murray

Condition: Hardcover in very good condition – gilt lettering on the spine unblemished, minor shelf wear on the corners of the cover and top and bottom of the spine. Dust jacket in fair condition – Scuff marks and small tears around the edges, text on the spine slightly faded. Small tear on the inside cover exposing the cloth of the hardcover, no effect on the binding. Otherwise internally in very good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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Weight 554 g