Peoria, Illinois: Published by the Author, 1910. First edition. 12mo, original green cloth, [viii], -161 pages. Two leaves creased and one leaf creased and torn; cloth a bit sunned and rubbed; a good, sound copy. Item #13624
"While it was his purpose to discredit the supernatural origin of religions in general and of Christianity in particular, the author feels that in doing so, he has done no injury to the cause of true religion, but has rendered it service." A liberal work from a Peoria physician; an edition was also published with the vanity imprint of Boston's Sherman, French & Co. (priority unknown) though for sentimental reasons if nothing else one is inclined to give precedence to the locally-produced version. Small ad for a seperately-published version of one chapter of this work tipped in before the front free endpaper. Early ownership inscription on the front paste-down. Some occasional ink underlining.