Publisher: Boston: Walker, Wise, 1861.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 16221.
Condition: Wrappers repaired at the spine and a little worn at the corners; very good copy.
Book ID: 28081
Description12mo, original glazed red paper wrappers, 132 pages.
CommentsA plea for emancipation from radical Unitarian minister and friend of Emerson and the Transcendentalists, Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907). Conway, a prolific and interesting author, was born and raised in Virginia; he attended Harvard Divinity School; served as a minister in Washington, DC and Cincinnati, Ohio. His radical beliefs often got in the way, and later he became an expatriate, living in England and France. The Rejected Stone went through three editions. This first one is scarce. From the library of the Pacific Unitarian School in Berkeley, with their bookplate on the front paste-down and ink number in the lower margin of the contents page.