Hoover, Francis T. Not In His Steps: A Story of the Ministerial Dead-Line of Fifty Years; Introduction by Rev. William E. Park, D. D. Plainfield, Indiana: The Quaker Supply House, 1911. First Edition.
Blue cloth decorated in black, gilt, and red, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, spine dull, light wear to corner tips, lacks the ffep. Portrait of author plus 18 plate and 22 drawings. xvi., 360 clean pp. Good. Hardcover. 
The title is a play on the wildly successful book by Charles M. Sheldon, In His Steps.
Francis Trout Hoover (1841-1921), b. Wernersville, PA; d. Lockporty, NY. Rev. Hoover was a Congregational minister who served churches in New York and Pennsylvania.
A story showing the value of older men in the ministry, and the folly of shuffling around young men just entering the ministry to take their places. "If this unpretending story shall help even a little to open the eyes of men and women to the character of the foolish, unjust, cruel and unchristian fad that is plaguing the churches, by forcing out of the active work of the ministry many men long before advancing years incapacitate them from fully performing all the duties of their sacred office, the author has not written it in vain." - Preface.