London, Williams and Norgate, 1901. 8vo. Orig. printed wrappers w. some loss to upper and lower part of spine and a bit of wear to inner hinges, otherwise nice and clean. Uncut. Frontisp. (Portrait of its Immanence the Absolute), 141, (3) pp.
Not common first (and only) edition of this parody on the important philosophical quarterly "Mind", which contained important articles and reviews of almost all important analytic philosophers of the early 20th century.
This issue, which is called the "Special Illustrated Christmas Number", substituting the vol. 10, no. 4 of Mind, is written by the philosopher and treasurer of the Mind Association from 1900 to 1936, F.C.S. Schiller (1864-1937), who unsuccessfully tried to hand in his "Riddles of the Sphinx" from 1891 as a Ph.D. thesis. At a first glance it looks exactly like the "real" periodical w. same colour of wrappers, same sort of typing etc., but at a second glance, all of the contents are sarcastic. There are articles like "The Critique of Pure Rot" by I. Cant; "New Platonic Dialogues. I. the "Aporia" of the "Lysis"; II. A Sequel to the "Republic"; III. "Congratulations" "; "Zur Phänomenologie des absoluten Unsinns" by Prof. Dr. G. W. Flegel; "Pholisophy's Last Word" by I.M. Greening; New Aphorisms of Herakleitos (like "Asses prefer the sweepings of the lecture rooms to my original researches", "There is a way to lecture and a way not. But the drier way is better than the damper", "There is a way to lecture and a way from lecture; and the way to and the way from are the same: it is a short cut") etc., etc.