THE DANCE OF MODERN SOCIETY: Wilkinson, Willim Cleaver [1833-1920]


Wilkinson, Willim Cleaver [1833-1920]

Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1895
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1895 (C. 1884) 12mo. (20 cm.) 78p. Brown cloth with blind stamped designs on both covers and with the author and title set within a gilt cartouche on the front cover. Decorative endpapers. Just touches of wear to extremities, cloth clean and bright, gilt bright, previous owner's name (A.W. Steers, Orillia, Washngton), else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. William Cleaver Wilkinison [1833-1920] was a Baptist clergyman and seminary professor until 1882, when he resigned to devote himself completely to literary efforts. This is his first book. Unlike many other nineteenth-century anti-dance writers who base their arguments on Scripture, Wilkinson asks that his readers formulate their opinions on reason, conscience, and common sense. He argues that he is not an enemy of dance, which is perfectly innocent. He argues against the "modern manner of dancing" that requires expensive clothing and the jostling masses of mute crowds. He argues that dancing does nothing to "enhance the intellectual improvement of society.¿. Bookseller Inventory # 008148

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Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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