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JOHN FISKE - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 864

Historian and philosopher John Fiske wrote a quotation from his 1874 book Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy - "We are not the autocrats, but the servants and interpreters of Nature" - on this small card in purple ink. Accompanied by front panel of original mailing envelope.

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JOHN FISKE
Historian and philosopher John Fiske wrote a quotation from his 1874 book Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy - "We are not the autocrats, but the servants and interpreters of Nature" - on this small card in purple ink. Accompanied by front panel of original mailing envelope.
Autograph quotation signed: "John Fiske," 1p, 3¼x2¼ gilt-edged card. In full: "We are not the autocrats,/but the servants and/interpreters of Nature." Fiske (1842-1901) was an American historian and philosopher and a leading interpreter and supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, applying it to his optimistic theory of inevitable historical progress. His works include: Darwinism and Other Essays (1879), Excursions of an Evolutionist (1884), and A Century of Science and Other Essays (1899). Lightly toned and soiled. Adhesive residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by a front panel of envelope: Postmarked "Jun 11", no year from "Cambridge Sta. Mass." Addressed in Fiske's hand: "Mrs. Henry G. Allen/146 South Lafayette St./Grand Rapids./Mich". Torn at upper left and lower right corners, mounting stains on verso. Card has mounting remnants on verso, but is clean and fine on front.

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