Wilmette, Illinois: Bahai Publishing Committee, 1942. Hardcover. 4to. xxviii, 1039pp. Gray cloth with gilt embossed lettering. Five plates preceding title page: b/w photographic portrait of Bahaullah (Persian founder of the Bahai faith who taught that there is only one God, only one human race and that all the world’s religions represent stages in the revelation of God’s will and purpose for humanity*), b/w photograph of grave monuments, and three color reprints of letters. The two photographs are protected by tissue guard with Bahai-emblem printed on. Comprehensive study of the Bahai community, with historic background. Boldly illustrated throughout, with b/w photographs, reprints of letters and some maps. Two folded maps in rear pocket. Age wear and staining to boards. Minor browning throughout. Otherwise clean and tight. Binding in fair, interior in very good condition. g. Item #20003
* Source: Bahai website.