The Urantia Book. The Urantia Foundation. 1955. "First Printing" stated with no listing of later printings. 7" x 10 1/4" xlix, 2097 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Dust jacket has wear tears and water damage. Some chips. Not price-clipped, but original price is overwritten with an old used price in ball point pen. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Light cover edge wear. No sign of water on the outside of the cover. There is some ripple inside the back cover. There is water damage through most of the book on the leading edge of the pages. There is ripple, but none of the pages stick together. I do not smell any moldy smell. There is also a blotch of something on the half-title page that has a little bleed-through to the next page or two. No other previous owner markings. No tears to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IG16a
"The Urantia Book (sometimes called The Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual, philosophical, and religious book that originated in Chicago, Illinois, United States sometime between 1924 and 1955. The authorship remains a matter of debate. It has received various degrees of interest ranging from praise to criticism for its religious and science-related content, its unusual length, and the unusual names and origins of the authors named within the book.
The text introduces the word "Urantia" as the name of the planet Earth and states that its intent is to "present enlarged concepts and advanced truth." The book aims to unite religion, science, and philosophy. Its large amount of content on topics of interest to science is unique among documents said to have been received from celestial beings. Among other topics, the book discusses the origin and meaning of life, mankind's place in the universe, the history of the planet, the relationship between God and people, and the life of Jesus." - Wikipedia