Ingersoll, Colonel R. G. (Robert Green)
Title Lectures of Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll : (Col. R. G. Ingersoll's Latest Lectures) ; Including His Letters on the Chinese God ; is Suicied a Sin ? ; the Right to One's Life ; Etc, Etc, Etc
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Publisher Chicago: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company; 1900
Seller ID 6721
8vo (8") 20 cm; Hardcover. Dark green cloth, silver lettering and decor, 447 pages numbered from 429 to 875. Full texts of 21 lectures, 11 pages of publisher's ads in rear, including 6-pg ad for Audiphone, instrument for conveying sounds to the deaf. Old photocopy of ad for Ingersoll set pasted to front blank page. ; Reprint of 1897 original, this dated 1900. Topics include: Thomas Paine. Orthodoxy. Blasphemy. Human rights. Religious intolerance. How the gods grow. Heretics and heresies. The Bible. Voltaire. Is suicide a sin. (Robert G. Ingersoll, lived 1833-1899, was the most famous orator of his day, a brilliant, openly agnostic speaker who attacked and exposed hypocrisy, intolerance, cruelty, bigotry in all forms, and was frequently attacked by supporters of same, especially the ultra-religious) ; Cloth worn at extremities. Pages quite yellowed from age. All edges singed. Spine darkened but readable. Cloth on rear cover discolored. Several paragraphs are bracketed with old pencil marks in margins. Lower front board has a neat 5mm hole through it, not affecting any text. Binding intact.