IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS: reflections of Yousef Karsh (INSCRIBED)
Edition: First US issue
New York: Knopf, 1962. Made from Canadian (University of Toronto) sheets. Black cloth. pp xiv, 210 pp + plates. Index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a few nicks, minor wear to head of spine, VG+ otherwise. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to noted Canadian poet Ralph Gustafson "For my friend, Ralph Gustafson, on a memorable day of reunion at Bishop's University, which he helped to make so meaningful. With deep appreciation, Yousef Karsh, May 31, 1969". Karsh, a refugee from the Armenian genocide, arrived in Canada 31 Dec., 1923. He immediately moved to Sherbrook, Quebec, to live with maternal uncle, also a portrait photographer, who employed him and taught him the craft. Bishop's university is located in Lennoxville, a suburb of Sherbrooke. Karsh was awarded a Doctor of Civil Law by Bishop's. Gustafson graduated from there and began teaching there as early as 1920.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.