West Brookfield, Mass. Merriam & Chapin, Printers, January, 1848. First edition. Removed pamphlet, 8.25 x 5 inches, 52 pages. Some light foxing and soiling; a very good copy. Item #20017
A presentation copy, inscribed in ink at the head of the title page to a colleague just up the road in Ware, “Rev. Nahum Gale with the Respects of the Author.” A liberal theological tract, suggestive of universal atonment and linguistic deconstruction avant la lettre; Greene had been a member of Brook Farm, then a divinity student and Unitarian minister, who evolved into an individual anarchist. He would shortly after this effort publish radical works on Equality (West Brookfield, 1849) and Mutual Banking (West Brookfield, 1850).