Food for Thinking Christians was issued in more than one edition. The original was a special issue of ZWT for September 1881. Below is the cover of one of those originals.
The owner commented that this original was not in the best of condition “but it has been lovingly read many times over in the past.”
When the publication was reprinted in large numbers to be used in evangelising work, the cover was changed in one respect. Here are two copies of the revised cover.
The special issue for September 1881 ZWT has now become a Free Supplement to Zion’s Watch Tower, 1881.
Any readers who have access to Tower Archives can see this cover in a greenish-blue color. I don’t have permission to copy that, but the design is the same as above.
The copy of the Food on the left in the picture has an extra paper strip and holes near the spine, because this was originally bound with a copy of Tabernacle Teachings as described in a recent blog post.
This copy had a brief inscription on the front end papers.
Homing in for an enhanced close-up we can see this is from Sunderlin to McCormack.
This would be the McCormack who went to Chicago in 1882 as described in another recent post.
(With grateful thanks to Mike C and Brian K who supplied the images)