Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . 8vo. ix, [v], 340,  pp. FIRST EDITION. Original publisher’s cloth, a bit soiled and worn. Item #11689
First edition. “This is a novel, not a history or a treatise on religion. It is the story of Abraham and Sarah during the time when they lived in Ur of the Chaldees and before their appearance in the pages of Genesis.” Penfield (1891-1976) was the illustrious American neurosurgeon who helped develop a surgical treatment for epilepsy known as the “Montreal procedure.”.