[ Printed pamphlet. ] The Clergy & Common Sense. By Colonel R. G. Ingersoll.

Colonel R. G. Ingersoll [ Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), 'The Great Agnostic' ] [ G. W. Foote, Progressive Publishing Company, London; the Brooklyn Union ]
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London: Progressive Publishing Company, 28 Stonecutter Street, E.C. [ London: Printed and Published by G. W. Foote, at 28 Stonecutter Street, E.C. ] Undated [ circa 1890 ].
SKU: 17815

31 + [1]pp., 12mo. Disbound without wraps. Engraved portrait of Ingersoll on title-page,with facsimile signature. Last page carries a list of 'Colonel Ingersoll's Works.' The essay begins: 'The Brooklyn Union has interviewed Robert G. Ingersoll, who criticises the Union's recent interviews with clergymen. He is at Long Beach, and having been shown back numbers of the Union containing articles by clergymen, who have almost unanimously declared that the Church is suffering very little from the scepticism of the day, and that the influence of the scientific writers, whose opinions are regarded as Atheistic or infidel, is not great, and that he books of such writers are not read as much as some people think they are, was asked, "What is your opinion with regard to the subject?"' Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at the London School of Economics.