Yellow printed wraps. A single issue of this little magazine from the turn of the century, featuring essays and philosophical/literary musings on culture, society, art and literature, as well as short aphorisms and sayings throughout. Perhaps of note is a biographical essay by Marilla Ricker on Robert G. Ingersoll, reflecting on his agnosticism and skill as an orator, as well as his advocacy for freethought. Marilla M. Ricker was the first woman admitted to the NH bar as well as being admitted to the bar in Washington DC in 1882. She pushed for prison reform, and worked free of charge for many of her clients. Ricker was also a strong advocate for women's suffrage, being the first woman to attempt to vote in New Hampshire, arguing that she had a right to do so as a property owner in Dover, NH. She also was a key figure in the freethought movement. Founded by Hubbard after his 'bitter experience with the New England intellectual and literary elite,' the Philistine was at first intended as a 'one-off jibe at the establishment.' (MacLeod: American Little Magazines of the 1890s). Published through the Roycrofters community in New York, the magazine eventually became a vehicle for Hubbard to express his political and cultural views, while incorporating the Arts and Crafts aesthetic popular at the time, into printing and layout. GOOD condition. Some chipping, minor tearing and loss along the extremities. General browning to the wraps. Moderate foxing to the wraps. Alphanumerical notation in pencil to the first page. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Philistine. A Periodical of Protest. ...
Publisher: The Roycrofters, Elbert Hubbard, Publisher
Publication Date: 1908
Book Condition: Good
Book Description The Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY, 1908. Saddle-stitched. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Pages 65-96 of Volume 27. Very light rubbing to the cover edges. The binding is secure, and the text is clean. Some of the pages are uncut. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Periodical. Seller Inventory # 051313
Book Description The Roycrofters, New York, 1909. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A little surface soiling on some covers. ; 3 books sold as a set. All in excellent condition - exception noted. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall. Seller Inventory # 5311
Book Description The Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY, 1908. Magazine. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. A small digest with stitched binding, measuring 4-5/8" by 6" and containing 32 internal pages of text, not including several pages of ads before and after the body of text. With primary feature by Elbert Hubbard entitled "Robert G. Ingersoll" (which opens with: "Robert G. Ingersoll opened his eyes on the eleventh day of August, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-three. He opened other people's eyes until July Twenty-first, Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-nine, when he closed his own in death. He was born where most men die - in obscurity. When his mother rocked him to sleep, little did she think that in her arms lay the giant that was to be!"). Condition: In worn and soiled covers, particularly to rear cover; covers show periodic small edge chips; "Ingersoll" written by former owner to upper edge of front cover; internal text in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 009274