n.d. [1912 from Copac]. 8vo, pp. 94,  + b/w illustrations. Green cloth, black stamped lettering, ruling and series’ device to upper board. Extremities rubbed and lightly bruised, a few stains. Tanned edges. Offsetting to endpapers, POI to ffep, Bookseller’s label to rear pastedown. Pencil underlining and marks to margins, else, clean and tidy. No. 5 In The People’s Books.
Remembered primarily for her sexological work and advocacy of birth control, Stopes (1880-1958) first had a successful career as a palaeobotanist; indeed, she was the first woman to gain a doctorate in Botany from the Botany Institute in Munich, and the first to be appointed a Lecturer in Botany at the University of Manchester (Lesley A. Hall, ODNB). Botany preceded Stopes’ best known work, the immensely popular, Married Love by six years. The People’s Books series ‘assumed a readership with low means but high intellectual goals [... and were] distinguished by their succinct format, written by experts, at a very low price [6d.]’ (A Series of Series Blog). Botany was revised and reissued in 1919.
Author STOPES, Marie
Publisher T.C. & E. C. Jack & Dodge Publishing Co.
Condition Very Good