Keary, Charles Francis. The Pursuit of Reason. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910. First Edition.
Fine maroon cloth with yellow spine titles, includes original dust jacket. Dj toned with some edge-wear. 5 3/4 x 9 inches, (vii.), 456 clean pp. Fine in fair dust-jacket. Hardcover. 
Charles Francis Keary (1848-1917), b. Galway, Ireland; raised in the English village of Stoke-on-Trent, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Something of a polymath, Keary had broad interests, and was successfull as a novelist, historian, numismatist, composer, and philosopher.
"Unusual in its relatively personal exploration of ideas, together with its accessible, literary style, the text nonetheless maintains an academically rigorous approach to its exploration of the boundaries of reason. The fundamental premise is that mental processes generally thought to be based on intuition can, more accurately, be seen to find their basis in reasoning; this premise, in turn, forms the basis for an exposition of Keary's philosophy of life and religion. This is a highly readable, and critically underrated, book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy and theology." - publisher's blurb for the modern reprint.