WOMAN AND THE NEW RACE, by Margaret Sanger - 1920 [1st Ed]


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Woman and the New Race

by Margaret Sanger

with a Preface by Havelock Ellis

FIRST EDITION. New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1920.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition with GOOD+ DJ.

  • Vintage book features DJ and red covers with black lettering on front and spine.
  • Volume displays gentle overall wear and aging to covers and interior.
  • Boards display mild overall fading, as well as light edgewear, and rubbing to corners, with foot corner on back exhibiting a small bump. (See photos)
  • Spine is sunned, with a lighter area at head, 1" tall at maximum, and displays significant softening of ends.
  • Binding is secure throughout, with minimal play, though gapping at gutter at last page. (See photos)
  • Back pastedown has bookseller sticker from Traver's Bookstore, Trenton, NJ, and displays pronounced foxing. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned, with one instance of foxing in pages. (See photos)
  • Frontis illustration displays overall toning, and is intact and otherwise well preserved.
  • Title page, frontis and feps display some stronger toning with foxing. 
  • First 15 pages show a vertical hole going into page from foot edge, <0.25" tall. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Some pages display edgewear, with occasional tears along fore edge. One page is only partially cut along fore edge. (See photos)
  • Last pages and back fep show a faint persistent crease, horizontal at fore edge, 1" long. 
  • Text block edges have some occasional flaws, and display commensurate toning as well as some foxing. Head of textblock shows remnants of tint, as well as some scuffs. 
  • DJ is wrapped in Mylar and is backed with archival paper. 
  • DJ displays some overall darkening, stronger along spine, as well as significant edgewear with a chip to head, going 1" maximum into spine, affecting some text. (See photos)
  • DJ also exhibits chipping to corners, as well as a 2.5" x 2" area of creasing at foot corner on back.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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234 pages. 5.5 x 7.75 inches.

Startling in its honesty and frank tone, the work advocates the limitation of offspring for a better society, mostly highlighting the benefits of such practice to women. The author argues that it improves the life of women and children, and eventually help entire families upgrade their quality of life. In this it can be considered a pioneering work, well-meaning if critical.

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer and nurse. She pioneered the idea of birth control, popularizing the term in the first birth control clinic in the United States, created by her. 

Includes a preface and a table of contents. Features a photograph illustration in frontis. 

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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