London: Trubner & Co. 1876. Second edition. Hardcover. Original green cloth with title and cover ornaments in gilt and black, small octavo, xvi, 238 pp. Slight wear to corners, owner name to rear endpaper, else near fine. Very good. Item #19441
Second edition of a work originally published in much shorter form in 1874. The anonymous writer is responding to an earlier work by Henry William Pullen (1836-1903). His stance is that of the rationalist and he predicts the decline of religion's role in civilization. Rare.