First edition, sixth printing, of Margaret Sanger’s first published book, Woman and the New Race.
Octavo, xi, , 234pp. Light blue cloth, title stamped in navy blue on front cover and spine. Stated “Sixth Printing, July, 1923” on copyright page. Solid text block, light rubbing to corners, a touch of sunning to edges and spine, a very good example. Small marks to covers. Includes a frontispiece portrait. In the publisher’s dust jacket, light soiling, sunning and small closed tears to spine, archival tissue repairs to verso.
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was a lifelong advocate for birth control, a term she popularized. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and laid the foundation for organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Woman and the New Race was her first published book.