Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Description: First Edition, first printing (no statement of later printing). Dark burgundy cloth boards with spine stamped in gilt and black. Light wear to spine ends; corners rubbed; some minor general soiling to boards. Previous owner's name on ffep; a few corner creases; three pages in the first chapter have a few light markings in green pencil, else interior is clean. One page has a 1.5 inch closed tear to its top edge. viii, (9)-399 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.
Van Loon's historical review of man's fight for the right to think freely, ranging from ancient Greece through the Inquisition, Renaissance, Reformation, and the French Revolution, including chapters on Erasmus, Rabelais, Montaigne, Arminius, Giordano Bruno, Spinoza, Voltaire, Lessing, and Tom Paine.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Boni & Liveright
Place: New York
Keywords: freedom of conscience, free thought, tyranny, intolerance, history,
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