Boston: T. H. Carter & Company, 1864. First edition. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering, 110 pages. Some slight wear and spotting to the cloth; a little toning, with just a small bit of staining along the lower margin of the first two leaves; a very good copy. Item #17804
Published the year Evans left the Methodist fold, this exposition of Evans’s approach to Swedenborg marks an important step in the development of Evans’s own metaphysical approach that would blossom into what he came to call “Christian Science” and his own mental healing practice. Atwater notes (for another Evans title), “In 1863 [Evans] had become a patient of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866), the founder of mental healing in America (and the mentor of Mary Baker Eddy).” Early pencil ownership signature to the front blank. Front free endpaper neatly excised.