New York: Sheldon & Company, 1862. First edition. 8vo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, 331 pages. A trifle rubbed and bumped; a fine copy. Item #13622
A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the title page, "George L. Mosher, from the author with the hope that he will read it," with an autograph ink attribution in the same hand below the title. A sort of inverted evangelism, Frothingham illustrates the manifest hazards of unbelief with six biographical essays on Chatterton, Thomas Paine, Aaron Burr, Shelley, Hume, and John Mason, all intended "as a new feature in the evidence, so long accumulating, from the insuperable difficulties of Infidelity." Sabin 2267: "Contains matter relative to Aaron Burr, &c." Small publisher's flaw to the cloth of the front board (a series of undyed loose threads running across the board).