Oakland, California: Carleton E. Null, Inc, [ca. 1940]. First edition? 8vo, original printed wrappers, 64 pages. Frontis portrait, illus. Wrappers somewhat browned; splitting about an inch along the spine from the foot, with a small, closed tear to the rear wrapper; some spotting to the rear wrapper; a very good copy. Item #18470
“Over a Quarter of a Million Miles in Highway Evangelism.” Null, based in Northern California, preached the Gospel on the road, generally in the West and Southwest, often undertaking prison ministry. These anecdotes include much in the way of conversion narratives while hitch-hiking and in prisons, as well as via tracts that Null had set adrift in bottles; among Null’s numerous populist evangelical innovations was to assure his subjects of salvation by having them cross out the word “whosoever” in John 3:16 and write in their own names instead. OCLC notes a 56-page edition (at three locations) copyrighted 1944; this 64-page edition is noted as “Copyright Applied For,” suggesting priority.