NY: A.C. McClurg, 1916. First Edition.Signed presentation from Bridges on the half-title page: "To my dear friend W.V. Hirsh, in the hope that it may save his soul from the Baconian heresy, from Horace J. Bridges. March, 1917." With a short presentation by Bridges on the front endpaper: "To W.V.H from the author. Feb/'17." Horace James Bridges [1850-1955] was a British author and lecturer.
He moved to Chicago in 1912, where he became the leader of the Chicago Ethical Society. Along with Clarence Darrow and Jane Addams, Bridges was a signer of a 1921 document “Christian Protest Against Anti-Semitism.” Darrow debated Bridges over the issue of human freedom and responsibility in crime and punishment. The Chicago Ethical Society assisted groups such as the Urban League, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Legal Aid Bureau. Small 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in gilt; 301 pages. Item #57092
Good (covers bright with small bit of discoloration top of front cover, few small creases spine; the top edge of pages 224-255 have some damage: like creases, tiny tears).