Thinker's Library - 5 Volumes

Euripides, Herbert Spencer, Grant Allen, James Thomson, More

Publisher WATTS & CO. (RATIONALIST PRESS ASSOCIATION)
Year 1929
Edition FIRST, THUS
Pages 877
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
$144.95

Watts & Co. (Rationalist Press Association) London, 1929-1933. Five early volumes from the “Thinker’s Library” series. Consisting of essays, literature, and extracts by classical and contemporary writers. Cloth bound with illustrated 6.50” x 4.25” front boards and backstrips; bindings are good to tight, a few creases, internally clean.This set of books is from the collection of well known antiquarian bookseller for over 60 years. Very scarce original dust-jackets in good complete condition, some rubbing, sunned, small edge chips and creases. Some illustrated plates included in No. 16 and in No. 28. Total of 1536 pages.

Included in these five volumes : No. 2 — Education, by Herbert Spencer - What Knowledge is of Most Worth?; Intellectual Education; Moral Education; Physical Education; Index No. 16 — Iphigenia, by Euripides - Forward; Contents/List of Plates (7 plates) Iphigenia in Aulis; Iphigenia in Tauris; Addenda; No. 18 — Evolution of the Idea of God, by Grant Allen - Author’s Preface; Christianity as a Religious Standard; Religion and Mythology; The Life of the Dead; The Origin of the Gods; Sacred Stones; Sacred Stakes; Sacred Trees; The Gods of Egypt; The Gods of Israel; The Rise of Monotheism; Human Gods; The Manufacture of Gods; Gods of Cultivation; Corn- and Wine-Gods; Sacrifice and Sacrament; The Doctrine of the Atonement; The World Before Christ; The Growth of Christianity; Survivals in Christendom; Conclusion No. 28 — The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems, by James Thomson - Frontispiece (1 plate) - Preface; The City of Dreadful Night; Sunday up the River; Sunday at Hampstead; At Belvoir; The Lord of the Castle of Indolence; He Heard Her Sing; William Blake; Robert Burns; Song; The Fire that Filled My Heart of Old; Lilah, Alice, Hypatia; Virtue and Vice No. 31 — Our New Religion, by H. A. L. Fisher - Preface; The Prophetess; The Creed; The Church; Authorities.

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EDUCATION : INTELLECTUAL, MORAL, AND PHYSICAL, 1929 – Herbet Spencer Watts & Co., London (Thinker's Library No. 2) 1929. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Superb copy in very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some edgewear, chips, darkening to the jacket spine. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with black titles to upper cover and spine, clean. 183 pages. IPHIGENIA : TWO PLAYS, 1930 - Euripides Watts & Co., London (Thinker's Library No. 16) 1930. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Superb copy in very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some edgewear, chips, darkening to the jacket spine. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with black titles to upper cover and spine, clean. 118 pages + 2 pages ads. THE EVOLUTION OF THE IDEA OF GOD, 1931 – Grant Allen Watts & Co., London (Thinker's Library No. 18) 1931. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Superb copy in very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some edgewear, chips, darkening to the jacket spine, stain on back of jacket. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with black titles to upper cover and spine, clean. 308 pages. THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS, 1932 – James Thomson Watts & Co., London (Thinker's Library No. 28) 1932. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Superb copy in very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some edgewear, chips, darkening to the jacket spine. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with black titles to upper cover and spine, clean. 110 pages + 4 pages ad OUR NEW RELIGION, 1933 – Rt. Hon. H.A.L. Fisher Watts & Co., London (Thinker's Library No. 31) 1933. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Superb copy in very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some edgewear, chips, darkening to the jacket spine. Decorated brown publisher's cloth with black titles to upper cover and spine, clean. 150 pages + 2 pages ads.