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Greenish blue finely ribbed cloth. 106 pp. A theological discussion of the importance and value of sorrow in one's life, examining its role in illuminating greater truths and beauty in life. By William Greenleaf Eliot, a 19th century American Unitarian minister and educator. Eliot helped to found several universities and schools in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as advocated on behalf of African-Americans and for women's suffrage, among other social causes (Wikipedia). FAIR condition. Large dark ink spill and stain affecting most of the rear cover, the upper corner edges of the pages and a bit of the front cover fore edge. General fading, minor soiling and scuffing, with a few small spots of discoloration. Light wear along the extremities. Interior solid. Paper browned. Small gift inscription to a Samuel Adams, Esq, on the second front endpaper.