London: Imprinted for Francis Griffiths, and published at the Sign of the Gryphon, 34, Maiden Lane, near the Strand, in the City of Westminster. 1906. First Edition. Crown octavo, original light brown boards with dark brown buckram spine titled in gilt, front panel lettered and with a pictorial design of a pastor in a pulpit in black, publisher's device in black on rear cover. 141 pp +  page (quote from The Daily Mail) +  pp advertisements at rear. Endpapers lightly browned; a very good, bright copy of a scarce book. Goldstone & Sweetser Item 11a. Item #311810
¶ "This is a volume of controversial theology. There are good things in it for those who like controversy, and also many weary pages. It was written in a hurry - 30,000 words in a fortnight - was badly printed on bad paper, was barely noticed by the Press (two reviews, I think), and fell stone dead on publication. Oddly enough, second-hand copies now fetch 25/-. It is an attempt to amplify the Preface i wrote to "The House of Souls" at the request of the publisher." - Arthur Machen, quoted from p. 33 of Henry Danielson's Bibliography (1923).