White, Andrew Dickson; A History of the Warfare of Science and Theology in Christendom. 2 vols., New York, D. Appleton and Co. 1899. Octavo, pp. xxiii, 413 and pp. xiii, 474.
The set is complete and in the original rust colored cloth with gilt spine titles. The bindings are tight and clean with light wear to binding corners and edges. The text in both volumes is very clean and bright with no stamps or signatures. In very good condition.
Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918) was an American historian and educator who; along with Ezra Cornell, cofounded Cornell University in 1865. He served as Cornell’s first President from 1866 to 1885. At the time of Cornell’s founding, White announced that Cornell would be “an asylum for Science..where truth shall be sought for truth’s sake, not stretched or cut exactly to fit revealed religion.” He had always argued and showed the negative impacts that resulted from all attempts on the part of religion to interfere with the progress and advancement of science. The final result of his arguments form the basis of the two-volume work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology..” The book was to become a major influence against dogmatic theology that we see to this day.