Brann's Annual for 1897. FREETHOUGHT, William Cowper BRANN.

Brann's Annual for 1897

Waco, TX: The Iconoclast, 1897. First edition. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers; 72pp. Covers toned and worn, with partial splits at spine and a horizontal tear to rear wrapper; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Annual collection of Brann's pieces from his newspaper "The Iconoclast." The notorious Brann was one of America's first succesful "attack journalists," launching vicious broadsides against everything from harlotry to Baptism to New York society, and often conflating the three. He once famously stated: "I have nothing against Baptists -- I just don't think they were held under long enough." The present volume is the last annual to be published before Brann's assassination in 1898, at the hands (perhaps unsurprisingly) of an irate Baptist.

Price: $200.00

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