This booklet was first published in March,1924 with a slightly different title, Jocko-Homo, the Heavenbound
King of the Zoo, by the Pentecostal Publishing Co. in Louisville, Kentucky. The first
edition (7,000 copies) sold out in twenty days. Both the first and second edition had plain brown covers with gold lettering.
Then in August, 1924 Dr. Shadduck began publishing the booklets himself, beginning with the third edition, under the
imprint of the Jocko-Homo Publishing Co in Rogers, Ohio (later Ashtabula, Ohio). Alden's cover art (above) appeared
on the fourth edition and thereafter. Eventually, it would go into ten printings totalling 93,000
copies, the last being in 1944. "Jocko-homo" is a now-archaic term meaning "ape man".
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