Excerpt from The Philosophy of Egoism The first chapters of this booklet appeared serially in "Egoism," a little magazine published by Georgia and Henry Replogle, at Oakland, Calif., from 1890 to 1898. It was the intention to run the whole series in the magazine, then publish them in book form; but pressure upon the authors time interrupted his writing, and finally "Egoism" suspended publication before the articles were completed. Later, time was found to write the concluding chapters, and the Replogles put the whole in type and had matrices made from which to cast the plates, in 1900. But overtaken by adversity and sickness, the matter so lingered that in 1904, when the author, James L. Walker, died, the work had proceeded no further. A few months after Mr Walker's death, Katharine Walker, his wife, desiring to have this magnificent monument to her adored husbands memory completed without further delay, undertook the task herself by providing the necessary money, leaving the details of the work to the care of the Replogles. However, the continued illness and final death of Georgia Replogle, and the prostrate condition of Henry Replogle which followed, further delayed the work to this date. It was one of the ambitions of the Replogles' lives to bring this booklet to the Progressive World with their own hands; especially was this true of Georgia, who, although lying on the bed from which she never arose, yielded with the greatest reluctance to publication of the inital edition by anyone else. In this connection, Mrs. Walker earnestly, but vainly, begged to furnish the means, and keep her own participation in the matter entirely private. But however kindly meant, this was not just the desired touch; hoping against conditions of palpable despair, Georgia Replogle still hoped in some undefined way to recover her health, and. earn by her own hands credit for bringing before the world the first print of this Masterpiece of the Master Philosophy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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