THE MECHANISM OF THE UNIVERSE BEING AN EFFORT TO FIND THE KEY THAT WILL UNLOCK THE MYSTERIOUS CAVERNS OF NATURE, AND PERMIT HER TO BE VIEWED BY MIND AND REASON. NECESSITY THE LAW, AND ALL THINGS NECESSARILY THE LAW.

Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1883. 23pp. Octavo. printed wrapper, sewn into later plain wrapper. Small deaccession stamps in corner of upper wrapper, title and upper wrapper neatly detached from sewing; just a good copy. Item #WRCLIT81596

First edition of this somewhat idiosyncratic, out of genre work by the prominent Philadelphia architect, known for his devotion to many of the most excessive aspects of Victorian style. Rare: OCLC locates only three copies, in the BL, and at Yale and Univ. of Kentucky. OCLC: 560840805 & 12609381,

Price: $75.00