London: Sunday Lecture Society, 1886. First Edition. 27pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Wrappers. Previously bound, with stab holes at the spine. Better than very good. Item #1037
Inscribed by the author at the head of the cover: "With the Author's compliments."
Surprisingly, evenhanded (for the day) discussion on Mormonism, by a British non-Mormon. Syllabus on the verso of the cover, that offers a brief synopsis of the contents: 'Exordium - Situation of Salt Lake City; A. Mormon History; B. The Mormon Faith; C. The Moral of Mormonism.
"Let me explain at the outset that I am not here as an apostle of that faith, or a propagandist of that teaching. Neither is it my intention, on the other hand, to inflict on you any anti-Mormon tirade. I do not, indeed, propose to touch, except lightly, on the social aspect of Mormonism: into the vexed question of its legality I shall not enter at all. These are matters which are now exiting keenest interest in the United States, and which a foreigner may well be content to leave in the hands of the people they most concern. My object is merely to speak to you about the so called 'Mormon' Religion."
I am able to locate nine institutional copies. Uncommon. Flake/Draper 10020.