Exeter: Published for the Author, 1844. Second edition. Original printed wrappers, 9.25 x 5.5 inches, 84 pages. Front wrapper reinforced along the spine with contemporary thread overstitching; some general light wear and soiling; a very good copy. Item #20265
"As nothing cuts like the truth, it is presumed that the individuals here implicated will be full of wrath and indignation. They may accuse me of writing this book to excite public sympathy, as they did when their unkindness drove me to madness and an attempt on my life." Published the same year as the first edition, a clergyman's public relations offensive against a backdrop of his defense in a clerical trial in Exeter that year in response to his adulterous sexual relationship with Rhoda Davidson. This stated second edition appears to be printed from the same plates as the first published the same year. BOld ink ownership signature dated 1863 at the head of the title page.