Lot 10 of 382:
Bicycling interferes with Sunday worship, 1898  

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The Sunday Bicycle

Brodbeck, William Nast

New York

Eaton & Mains



16 pp. incl. self-wrappers. 12.7x8.2 cm (5x3¼").

The Reverend Brodbeck makes the case that while bicycle's are an enjoyable and healthy form of transportation, their use on Sunday, the Lord's day, is pernicious, and interferes with the duty of worship. He asks that readers sign the "Christian Cycle Club Pledge," that "I promise that I sill not use the bicycle on Sundays to attend meets, runs, or races; nor for mere pleasure riding; nor it such a way as to interfere with public quiet, personal rest, and divine worship." OCLC lists only two copies, at Emory University, and Drew University.

Lot Amendments

A few short edge tears and chips, spine repaired with clear tape; very good.

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