New York: J. S. Ogilvie, (1923). First edition, an ex-library copy with a small ink stamp at the head of the wrapper and a small marginal pencil notation on one page. Small 8vo, original printed wrappers,  pages. Wrappers a trifle worn and soiled; a very good copy. NUC notes copies at NN, NIC & MH. Item #8813
A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the verso of the title page. The title poem is a lengthy allegory on the unity of science and nature, intended to prove the existence of God. Adams appears to have been a Civil War veteran and chaplain; a few of his other poems allude to the war. He also appears to have been a fairly prolific minor writer, addressing such issues as Robert Ingersoll and, in the lengthy work Where Is My Dog? or, Is Man Alone Immortal? (1892), the question of animal intelligence and the afterlife. Not found in Irish, The Modern American Muse: A Complete Bibliography of American Verse, 1900-1925.