St. Louis: Ford's Christian Repository, 1882. Illustrated. First Edition. Small 8vo. 8" x 5-3/4". Green cloth covered boards stamped in gold. Beveled edges. 208 pp. Several spots and a damp ring on front cover and a little wear and rubbing. Text has a few finger smudges and a touch of light foxing. Overall, a tight, enjoyably readable copy. Item #851
Having been for years a deeply interested student of all that pertains to the Great Pyramid of Gezeh -- one of the seven wonders of the Ancient, and the only one of the seven that remains: having had my very soul lifted to a pure and lofty realm of thought, and beheld fresh light and beauty play over scientific facts hitherto dry or obscure, -- my estimate of the human race exalted, the origin of that race glorified, and my whole range of mental vision widened and cheered by these studies -- I have by request from various respectable sources, and by the spontaneous expression of large audiences to whom I have lectured in different sections, penned these pages, mainly as an interpretation of Pizaai Smyth's great scientific work, with the hope and assured feeling that the same pleasure and benefit will result to the reader that the endeavor has given to the writer. --S. H. Ford, St. Louis, June, 1882.