Emhardt, William Chauncey; Lamsa, George M. The Oldest Christian People: A Brief Account of the History and Traditions of the Assyrian People and the Fateful History of the Nestorian Church; Introduction by Rt. Reverend John Gardiner Murray, Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America. New York: Macmillan Company, 1926. First Edition. 
Blue publisher's cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 141 clean pp., tight. Former library book with white ink call numbers on spine, card pocket and labels on the front end papers, ink name stamp on the top closed page edge. No dust jacket. Good. Hardcover.
"The writers of this book endeavor to trace in outline the rise and fall of the ancient Church of Assyria. We are told of the founding of a Church among people speaking the language our Lord spoke, who found Him in fulfillment of those prophecies which the calamitous experiences of the Hebrew had made current with Mesopotamia, as well as Syria and Palestine. We follow the Church in its effort to preserve the integrity of the faith in its simplicity...The writers of this book are qualified to speak. One is an American priest who has followed this ancient Church with loving interest for more than a quarter of a century, and has recently visited the Kingdom of Iraq. The other is a native Assyrian, born in Kurdistan, educated in the English College at Urmia, Persia, and also at our own Theological Seminary of Virginia." - Introduction.