East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1911. Hard Cover. Fair. Item #014125
Paper covered boards with a leather spine. 130 pp. A collection of four essays on four figures in history: Robert G. Ingersoll, Thomas Paine, John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards, as well as an essay asking "What is Prayer?" Ricker reflects on Robert G. Ingersoll, his agnosticism and skill as an orator, as well as his advocacy for freethought, and questions Theodore Roosevelt's criticisms of Thomas Paine, among other subjects. 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. FAIR/GOOD condition. MISSING the backstrip along the spine. Some soiling, minor to moderate staining and spotting to the covers. Extremities bumped and worn. Leather hinges worn along the exterior. Minor toning in the interior.
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