New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1883. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , vi,  2-452,  (pages of publisher's advertisemens),  pp. Brown publisher's cloth with gold decorations on the front board and gold lettering on the spine. Yellow coated endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with a few full-page illustrations, and several in-text wood-engravings. ANB, Martin Ridge, "Donnelly, Ignatius Loyola". Donnelly moved from Pennsylvania to Minnesota to pursue a career in politics. He wrote two books that attempted to explain polytheism and the history of mythology as it relates to the Earth's geology. This volume examines the history of glaciers, the Ice-Age, and attempts to use geological events to explain the evolution of religion in human civilizations. Donnelly was a progressive politician, and advocated for women's suffrage, direct election of senators, among other reforms. A nice copy of his pseudo-scientific publication. Near Fine. Item #000010465
A few hints of wear to the extremities and a slight lean.