Place Published: New York
Publisher: Collins & Co. No. 189, Pearl-Street
Date Published: 1813
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, viii, -48pp. Paper wraps missing and minor creasing on last couple of pages. Overall good condition.
"Extracted from a work, written by Erasmus, entitled Antipolemus, or The plea of reason, religion, and humanity, against war; translated and published in London 1794."-- Advertisement inside page [iii]. Translated From the Latin of Erasmus.
First paragraph...If there is in the affairs of mortal men any one thing which it is proper uniformly to explode; which it is incumbent on every man, by every lawful means, to avoid, to deprecate, to oppose, that one thing is doubtless war. There is nothing more unnaturally wicked, more productive of misery, more extensively destructive, more obstinate in mischief, more unworthy of man as formed by nature, much more of man professing Christianity.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and a theologian. He is credited with coining the adage, "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king".
Sabin 22716 Shaw & Shoemaker, 28440
Good. Item #3582