Item #63707 Giordano Bruno, Philosopher and Martyr. Two Addresses. Giordano BRUNO, Daniel G. BRINTON, Thomas Davidson.

Giordano Bruno, Philosopher and Martyr. Two Addresses.

Philadelphia: David Mckay Publisher, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Small slim octavo. 68pp. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind borders to boards. The first edition of this scarce volume comprised of two addresses made before The Contemporary Club of Philadelphia, following the group's selection of hermeticist Giordano Bruno (1583-1600) as the subject of it's meeting on January 14, 1890. Their selection followed the controversy which attended the erection of a statue to Bruno on the Campo dé Fiori in Rome the previous year. The first lecture "Giordano Bruno; his Life and Philosphy" was delivered by Daniel G. Brinton, and the second "Bruno's Thought" by Thomas Davidson. Cloth a bit rubbed overall with a bit of chafing at all edges and extremities, light bruising to spine ends and corners, a few light marks to cloth, pages toned with a few scattered spots of browning, else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #63707