1892 OLD TESTAMENT STORIES, Illust. by Watson Heston The Truth Seeker — REBOUND!
1892 – OLD TESTAMENT STORIES, "Comically Illustrated" by Watson Heston and Published by The Truth Seeker Company — PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND!
Publisher: The Truth Seeker Company, New York (1892)
Professionally rebound and very rare copy of "Old Testament Stories," from 1892. "Comically illustrated" by the famous Watson Heston, an American Editorial cartoonist who peaked in popularity during the Golden Age of Free-thought in the late 19th century. Mr.
Heston was a proponent of the separation of the Church and State, and
criticized the involvement of religious clergy in politics through his
satires. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with rubbing to the board's corners. The pages are crisp and generally clean save for tape repair to the top of the title page and spots of foxing or smudges on the borders of some of the pages. The last page has a chip to the bottom corner. A wonderful example of Watson Heston's comical satire in a professionally rebound first edition, first printing of "Old Testament Stories" for your collection. Please see below for more information on Mr. Heston!
Watson Heston Biography
Watson Heston (September 25, 1846 –
January 27, 1905) was an American Editorial cartoonist who peaked in
popularity during the Golden Age of Free-thought in the late 19th
century. Born in Ohio, he spent the majority of his life in Carthage,
Missouri. He published cartoons satirizing the Republican party in
People's Party publications, and his cartoons satirizing religion in
general and Christianity in particular, appeared in the famous free-thought newspapers Truth Seeker, Etta Semple's Free-Thought Ideal,
and other regional papers. Later, he would write and illustrate The Old
Testament Comically Illustrated (1892), and The New Testament Comically
Illustrated (1898), which caricature scenes from the Bible. In 1890,
Heston published a critique of the involvement of religious clergy in
politics, calling for strict separation of Church and State.