Christian Science with notes Containing Corrections

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Author: Mark Twain (PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens) [1835-1910]

Year: 1907

Publisher: Harper and Brothers Publishers

Place: New York and London


[iv]+362 pages with frontispiece and plates. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with git lettering to spine and insignia to cover. First edition, mixed state in original red cloth. Has: February 1907 date and boxed ads with 17 volumes listed on the copyright page, six lines on illustration page, and perfect W in "bowlder" on line 14 page 5; frontispiece dated 1906. Later acket - has Capt. Stormfield in advertising from 1909.

Christian Science is a 1907 book by the American writer Mark Twain. The book is a collection of essays Twain wrote about Christian Science, beginning with an article that was published in Cosmopolitan in 1899. Although Twain was interested in mental healing and the ideas behind Christian Science, he was hostile towards its founder, Mary Baker Eddy.

After publication of Twain's book, the editors of Cosmopolitan stated that although they had printed his original articles, his "serious and extended criticism may be said to represent the uninformed view of Christian Science", and that they were "anxious... to give both sides of the controversy" and so allowed Edward A. Kimball, a prominent Christian Scientist, an opportunity for a rebuttal, which was printed in 1907.


spine sunned, very light rubbing to extremities, small area of discoloration on boards. Jacket spine discolored, soiling chipping, and rubbing else very good in about very good jacket.

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