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Le Mari Imprévu [La Vieille Roche]
Paris: Hachette, 1865. First Edition. Leather_bound. Octavo. Contemporary gilt-decorated morocco over marbled boards, spine in six compartments; 424 (2)pp. Bookplate, private shelf label and ownership signature of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson's great-grandson and minister plenipotentiary to France from 1892-1893. Slight rubbing to board edges; sun-darkening to spine, with a....
[Item #35156]
Price: $75.00
 
Le Mari Imprévu [La Vieille Roche]. Edmond ABOUT.
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The Science of Society. No. 1. The True Constitution of Government in the Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of Protestantism, Democracy and Socialism [togther with, as issued] No. 2, Cost the Limit of Price
Boston: Sarah E Holmes, 1888. Hardcover. The definitive edition of Andrews's most important work, regarded by James J. Martin as "the finest statement of Warrenism ever written" (Men Against the State, p. 153). This edition republishes two separate works originally published in 1851. The first had been delivered earlier as...
[Item #31905]
Price: $650.00
 
The Science of Society. No. 1. The True Constitution of Government in the Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of Protestantism, Democracy and Socialism [togther with, as issued] No. 2, Cost the Limit of Price. ANARCHISM, Stephen Pearl ANDREWS.
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Der arme Teufel [The Poor Devil]
Detroit: Robert Reitzel, 1895-1897. Paperback. Late group of issues of this prominent German-American radical literary journal. Der arme Teufel was published weekly for 14 years by Robert Reitzel, a German-born American anarchist, poet, critic and translator. The first two volumes of the journal were mainly concerned with the freethought movement...
[Item #27204]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Der arme Teufel [The Poor Devil]. ANARCHISM, Robert REITZEL.
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Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (18.5cm). Publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; vi, 211 + [4pp ads]. Spine ends and board corners just touched; ownership inscription to front pastedown, unobtrusive paper flaw to front free endpaper; still a fresh, Near...
[Item #33413]
Price: $45.00
 
Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Leonid ANDREYEV, trans Herman Bernstein.
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A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
N.p. [London, ca 1985?]. Universal calendar points to 1985 being the most likely date of creation for this vivid and graphically inspired poster, advertising a meeting of American radicals at the famed Conway Hall, long-time meeting place for radicals and intellectual center of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, thought to...
[Item #19732]
Price: $450.00
 
A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At. Anonymous Artist.
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Some Strange Customs of the Human Race
Girard: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945. First Edition. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet. 32pp; ownership signature to title page; sun darkened; else crisp, clean copy in very good condition.
[Item #15829]
Price: $15.00
 
Some Strange Customs of the Human Race. Lawrence A. BARRETT.
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Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work. With an Account of his Parliamentary Struggle Politics and Teacings by John M. Robertson, M.P. Seventh Edition, with Portraits and Appendices
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908. Reprint. Hardcover. Crown octavo. Green pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; 452pp; frontispiece portrait. Spine a little darkened; ownership signature to front endpaper; Very Good. Later printing.
[Item #16906]
Price: $15.00
 
Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work. With an Account of his Parliamentary Struggle Politics and Teacings by John M. Robertson, M.P. Seventh Edition, with Portraits and Appendices. Hypatia Bradlaugh BONNER.
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Bible Absurdities
Sydney: NSW Rationalist Association, 1968. Paperback. Staple-bound printed wrappers; 20pp. Light dusting to covers; Near Fine.
[Item #9577]
Price: $15.00
 
Bible Absurdities. J. Bowden, John.
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The Deification of Lincoln
Boston: Christopher Publishing House, [1943]. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim 12mo (19cm.); original cloth in cream dust jacket printed in red and black; 89pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed and toned, a few old faint soil spots, front hinge a bit weak else Very Good in About Very Good jacket. Account...
[Item #33064]
Price: $30.00
 
The Deification of Lincoln. Ira D. CARDIFF.
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Freethought and the Child
[London]: Pioneer Press, n.d., ca. 1930. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); stitched self-wrappers; 15pp. Later address label of The Truth Seeker Co. Inc., San Diego, with their price sticker to upper cover, obscuring original price and imprint; otherwise Very Good to Near Fine. Pamphlets for the People, no. 14.
[Item #26903]
Price: $25.00
 
Freethought and the Child. Chapman COHEN.
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Infidels and Heretics: An Agnostic's Anthology
Boston: The Stratford Company, 1929. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 293pp. From the library of one-time Ohio Governor and Presidential candidate James M. Cox, with his embossed stamp on second half-title and faint shelf mark at base of spine...
[Item #25640]
Price: $50.00
 
Infidels and Heretics: An Agnostic's Anthology. Clarence DARROW, Wallace Rice.
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Anarchist Essays [with] Anarchist Poet [with] Anarchist Story-Teller
San Francisco: Cobden Press, ca. 1980s. First thus. Paperback. 3 volumes; octavo (approx. 21 to 21.5cm.); all in pictorial wrappers adorned with repeating photographic author portrait. Ownership pressure stamp of a Christopher A. Roell on each title page, else a Fine set. Modern reprint of selected works of freethinker and...
[Item #24574]
Price: $85.00
 
Anarchist Essays [with] Anarchist Poet [with] Anarchist Story-Teller. Voltairine DE CLEYRE.
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Political Romanism: An Organized Opposition to Progress Destructive of Free Institutions [&c...]
Washington, D.C. Publicity Bureau for the Exposure of Romanism, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Exposé of supposed secret influences of the Catholic church in American politics. Bradway's conspiracy theory contends that Rome exerts direct influence over its clergy and parishioners in matters of voting and running for political office, with the...
[Item #16193]
Price: $75.00
 
Political Romanism: An Organized Opposition to Progress Destructive of Free Institutions [&c...]. FREETHOUGHT & ANTICLERICALISM, Chattin BRADWAY.
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Promotional Circular: Long Live the Little Red School House in America. Stand By It!
Stevens Point, WI: P.A. Seguin. Paperback. Printed promotion for P.A. Seguin's anti-Catholic publishing house, with brief (4-item) price list at foot. Text comprised of two poems in juxtaposition: Samuel Francis Smith's well-known patriotic hymn "America" (unattributed here) and another, apparently of Seguin's own composition, titled "The Little Red School House,"...
[Item #16414]
Price: $50.00
 
Promotional Circular: Long Live the Little Red School House in America. Stand By It! FREETHOUGHT & ANTICLERICALISM, P. A. SEGUIN.
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An Open Letter To Jesus Christ
New York: The Truth Seeker Company, N.d. (ca 1950). Reprint. Paperback. A well-known freethought tract, first published in 1875. This reprint undated, but rear wrapper advertises a number of Truth Seeker publications, including two with publication dates in 1949-50. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound yellow wrappers, printed in black; 27pp. Light wear...
[Item #15001]
Price: $25.00
 
An Open Letter To Jesus Christ. FREETHOUGHT, D. M. BENNETT, De Robigne Mortimer.
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Our Corner [Vols. 1-8]
London: Freethought Publishing Company, 1883-1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Sizeable collection of this early proto-Fabian publication, edited by the notable socialist and women's rights activist Annie Besant (1847-1933). Contents include serialized biographies and novels, poetry, puzzles (both word and picture), and a "Young Folks Corner." Among the columns featured in each...
[Item #32508]
Price: $650.00
 
Our Corner [Vols. 1-8]. FREETHOUGHT, Annie BESANT, ed.
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Brann's Annual for 1897
Waco, TX: The Iconoclast, 1897. First edition. Paperback. 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...
[Item #11399]
Price: $200.00
 
Brann's Annual for 1897. FREETHOUGHT, William Cowper BRANN.
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Testaments No. II: The Testament of a Man Forbid
London: Grant Richards, 1901. First Edition. Paperback. Second in Davidson's series of "Testaments," issued between 1901 and 1908 in an attempt to put into verse his rather idiosyncratic personal philosophy which, though staunchly Materialist, rejected the mechanistic precepts of Darwinism. In his later career (beginning with these Testaments) Davidson became...
[Item #16388]
Price: $30.00
 
Testaments No. II: The Testament of a Man Forbid. FREETHOUGHT, John DAVIDSON.
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Testaments No. III: The Testament of an Empire-Builder
London: Grant Richards, 1902. First Edition. Paperback. Third in Davidson's series of "Testaments," issued between 1901 and 1908 in an attempt to put into verse his rather idiosyncratic personal philosophy which, though staunchly Materialist, rejected the mechanistic precepts of Darwinism. In his later career (beginning with these Testaments) Davidson became...
[Item #16386]
Price: $40.00
 
Testaments No. III: The Testament of an Empire-Builder. FREETHOUGHT, John DAVIDSON.
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Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze)
Firenze: Libreria Rafanelli Polli, 1907. First Edition. Paperback. An attack on the Church's continued teaching of miracles, with special reference to the legend of San Gennaro (St. Januarius), the patron saint of Naples, whose dried blood is said to "come to life" three times each year. Rare; no holdings noted...
[Item #13953]
Price: $150.00
 
Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze). FREETHOUGHT, ANARCHISM, ITALY.
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Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary
London: The West London Ethical Society, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. The first volume consists of meditations and homilies chosen from both clerical and secular sources, intended to illustrate the non-religious principles of Ethical Culture. The second volume, edited by Charles Kennedy Scott, is a compilation of secular hymns for use...
[Item #15746]
Price: $600.00
 
Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary. FREETHOUGHT, ETHICAL CULTURE, Stanton COIT.
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Where is Hell? In Another World or in This?
New York: Peter Eckler Publishing Co. 1926. First Edition. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet; 32pp. Sunning to cover, lower spine end chipped, rear cover chipped, else very good.
[Item #14004]
Price: $30.00
 
Where is Hell? In Another World or in This? Marshall J. Gauvin.
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An Atheist With Gandhi
Ahmenabad: Navajivan Publishing House, 1958. Pamphlet. Second printing. 12mo. Printed thick paper wrappers, french flaps; 60pp. Mild dusting, faint corner-crease, else Near Fine. A well-preserved copy. Originally published in 1951 in an edition of 2,000 copies; this is the second printing of 1958 (3,000 copies).
[Item #34860]
Price: $40.00
 
An Atheist With Gandhi. "GORA", pseud G. Ramachandra Rao.
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The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors; or, Christianity Before Christ
San Diego: Truth Seeker Co. 1960. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's green spiral-bound card wrappers; [2],436,[4](ads)pp. Light wear, previous owner's manuscript spine labels and inscription to half title, else Very Good and sound. Facsimile reprint of the Sixth (1875) Edition, "Revised and Enlarged." The noted rationalist author's contribution to the Christ myth theory.
[Item #37949]
Price: $25.00
 
The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors; or, Christianity Before Christ. Kersey GRAVES.
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The Genius of Galilee: An Historical Novel
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Small, thick octavo (18.75cm.); publisher's brown gilt-lettered cloth; viii,[9]-507pp. Some light wear to extremities, corners bumped, original owner's manuscript notes to front pastedowns, additional gift inscription to front free endpaper, rear hinge cracked but holding. Near Very Good overall. Upper...
[Item #31665]
Price: $150.00
 
The Genius of Galilee: An Historical Novel. Anson Uriel HANCOCK.


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