Book Details + Condition: Very rare first edition from 1889 of Julia Winchester's TRUTH'S FAIRY TALES. Published by the author. Original pale green boards with silver title and decorations on front. Illustrated by Howard Fremont Stratton. In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners, spine ends; boards show some shelfwear; text is clean and unmarked. Fairy tales are given a Christian Science treatment by the author. From an 1890 book review: "Not only will the children delight in these Fairy Tales, but all students of THE GOOD will find in the book those fundamental principles of the Truth which lead all, who acknowledge them, into harmony. One peculiar feature of the book, is that its influence over its readers is uplifting and healing. Even when the reader is indifferent..it is a regular Christian Science Treatment to read over the words. The author personifies Colds, Fevers, Dyspepsia, and other forms of evil and sickness...there is an account of a supposed interview between 'Fever' and one of the children". Contents include: The All-Good; Shadow-Land; Arrows of Truth; Faith; The Royal Household; and Kingdom of Spirit.