St. Louis: Published by Gray & Crawford, Printed at Wm. E. Foote's Book and Job Office, 1860. 39, [1 blank] pp. Original printed wrappers [light wear and spotting]. Light foxing; light waterstain running through blank top margin of all leaves. Good+.
DAB devotes three full columns to the life of this Prussian-born resident of Missouri who organized and "became the oracle of" the St. Louis Philosophical Society, devoted to spreading Hegelian idealism "throughout the Middle West." His translation of Hegel's 'Larger Logic' was the ultimate for fellow St. Louis Hegelians. DAB calls his writings "incoherent", including in that infelicitous category this "poetic drama." Its cast of characters features a newspaper editor, a columnist, a "zealous supporter of Woman's Rights," and assorted "Witches, Mediums, Rescuers, Servants, &c."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 55035. III DAB 65. Item #22740