The Fourth Way: A Record of Talks and Answers to Questions based in the Teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff. P. D. OUSPENSKY, Fourth Way.

The Fourth Way: A Record of Talks and Answers to Questions based in the Teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff.

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. First American edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xiv + 448pp. Gray cloth lettered in blue on spine, with blue-stamped ouroboros / star of David design on front board. Index, coloured top edge. The first American edition. From the dust jacket: "The Fourth Way is the most comprehensive statement thus far published of the ideas taught by the later P. D. Ouspensky. Consisting of verbatim records of his oral teaching from 1921 to 1946, it gives a lucied explanation of the practical side of G. I. Gurdjieff's teachings, which Gurdjieff presented in the form of raw materials, Ouspenky's specific tasks having been to put them together as a systematic whole. ... It shows a way of inner fevelopment to be followed under the ordinary conditions of life - as distinct from the three traditional ways that call for retirement from the world: those of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi. The Fourth Way is a guide for those who seek a true way of inner growth under conditions open to the men and women of today ..." A bit of light overall shelfwear, corners and spine ends bruised and rubbed, page edges a bit darkened with a few light marks from thumbing, owner's name on pastedown, pages lightly toned but fresh and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in Good+ dust jacket (dust jacket worn and chipped at all edges and folds, rear flap detached but present, not clipped. Now in mylar cover). Item #67926

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