PS Logo
For a database driven website email us at kcust@wcblue.com

Really rare and Out of Print Books for Sale

  • All of these books are originals; the dates and publishers can be found by clicking on the author or title links.
  • This will also provide you with the complete bibliographical details of publication, as well other information relevant to the publication of each volume.
  • Some  of these books have been scanned and OCR’d (put through an Optical Character Recognition program); therefore they are searchable; that is each word in the text has been indexed.
  • The books are in PDF format and can be read by any computer that has Adobe PDF reader, which almost every computer has installed,  and it can be read with the latest versions of Amazon’s Kindle and other book reading software and hardware.
  • I recently saw a student reading Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary on his cell phone.
  • Each book, or set of books, has been individually priced and can be purchased over the phone using VISA, MASTERCARD, or other means.
  • We do accept checks and will ship the the CD, or DVD, once the payment has been processed.
  • Text us, or phone us, at 660-221-1170 and we can make the appropriate arrangements to meet your needs.
  • NOTE: We have now proved that the author of the “Junius Letters” was Thomas Paine.

Warning

Reading these books will cause you to lose your intellectual virginity.

Warning: Reading these books may cause you to lose your "intellectual virginity."

We have now proved that Thomas Paine was the author of the “Junius Letters.” Click here to see the proof for yourself.

Author

Robertson, John M.

Title

A History of Freethought: Ancient and Modern to the Period of the French Revolution (in 2 volumes)

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

Watts and Co.

Year

1936

City

London

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

Deluxe

4th Edition

800.0000

800.0000

1600.0000

3200.0000

Description

This is the "definitive" 4th edition of Robertson's classic "History of Freethought." This 4th edition, revised and expanded, includes an eleven page account of the author's life and achievements by J. P. Gilmore, and "Appreciations" by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, Ernest Newman, and John A. Hobson.

McCabe writes about Robertson the following:

"Mr. Robertson has been the most considerable force in English Rationalism since the death of Bradlaugh, to whom he was greatly attached. His works on comparative mythology, as bearing on the problem of Christ (whose historicity he denies —see his Christianity and Mythology, 1900, and Pagan Christs, 1903), are works of impressive learning; and his Short History of Christianity (1902) and Shorl History of Freethought (2 vols., 1915) are equally
valuable on the historical side. He drastically rejects religion in every shape, and has been for decades a powerful Rationalist and Ethical lecturer. He is at the same time a very able and critical economist, a weighty writer on certain fields of English literature, a good linguist, and an outstanding figure in the political world. No man has rendered higher service to British
Rationalism in the last four decades, and few, especially among self-educated men, have attained such reputable command of so many branches of culture." Quoted from McCabe's "Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists."

Quoted from the author's "preface."

"This, the "definitive" edition of the History of Freethought, so far as the author is concerned, follows upon his complete re-writing, on a much larger scale, of the nineteenth-century section of the original work. In the present case, though there has been complete revision, and a good deal of expansion, no such complete re-writing has been attempted; the original scale, as reached in the third edition, having been in keeping with his gradually matured ideal, and his powers. Bulky as the record has become, it remains perforce a relatively short
record of a very large and long evolution, though the word "Short" disappears from the title."

[Home] [Books for Sale] [Intellectual Virginity] [Contact Us] [Counseling] [Forgotten Man] [Consulting] [Shipping] [Custom Scanning]