Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works by Hieromonk Damascene. St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. "First Edition" stated with no listings of subsequent printings. (2003). ISBN 10:1887904077. Paperback. 1142 pages plus 15 pages. Light cover edge wear plus light bumping to cover tips. No large cover creases. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with some 'snap'. It is possible this book has never been fully opened, let alone read. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. GI21a
"Living as a monk in the mountains of northern California, Fr. Seraphim Rose broke the shackles of his times and penetrated into the heart of ancient Christian experience, reconnecting fragmented Western man with his lost roots and showing him the way of return to God. Today his name is known and loved by millions through-out the world, especially Russia and Eastern Europe, wherre during the communist era his writings were secretly distributed in thousands of typewritten manuscripts.
This book traces his intense search for Truth and his spiritual and philosophical development, setting forth his message and offering a glimpse into the soul of the man who lived, even while on earth, in the otherworldly Kingdom of God." - the blurb on the back of the book.