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The Greatest of These

First Edition | First Printing


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Signed first edition of The Greatest of These by Howard Thurman.

Octavo, 25pp. Blue hardcover, title in silver on front cover. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light wear to edges of spine and corners of covers, otherwise fine.

Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “To Mrs. Stall / a gracious spirit whose kind heart is only equaled by an understanding mind. Howard Thurman / January 1944.”

Also signed by the author on the title page.

Howard Thurman (1899-1981) was a prominent minister, academic, and civil rights leader of the 20th century. He served as dean of Rankin Chapel at Howard University from 1932-1944, then as dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University from 1953-1965, where he delivered the sermons published here. Thurman’s dedication to sharing the theology of radical nonviolence influenced many civil rights movement leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., who was mentored by Thurman while attending Boston University.

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Mills College, California


Eucalyptus Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine


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