This book was written by Rev. Dr. Phillip Schaff and M.N. Roussel. It has a copyright date of 1868 and no printing date. It may very well be the first American edition, but it was produced in Great Britain first. This is a Christian apologetics book from the mid-19th century in very good condition. There is some wear on the edge of the spine and very slight bumping on the corners. The pages are yellowed with age, but are clean. The spine is tight. There is an inscription inside the front cover dated 1869.