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STOPES, Marie Carmichael.

Change of Life

In Men and Women.

Stock Code
104424
LondonPutnam1936
£650

The Author's inscription reads
'Advance Proof Copy To Dr. Havelock Ellis With the regards & esteem of the author, Marie C. Stopes May 1936

A tremendous association between two of the most heroically dysfunctional experts in the field. The wary tone of the inscription is not accidental Stopes felt that reading Havelock Ellis's Studies in the Psychology of Sex was 'like breathing a bag of soot', after which she felt 'choked and dirty for three months'. She evidently overcame this initial distaste and established a slightly uneasy friendship with him. They were both followers of eugenics as well as ostensible celebrants of sex; one assumes as a result of their own experiences. Stopes' first marriage was never consummated and Ellis was effectively impotent. Stopes disowned her son (by her second marriage), ostensibly for marrying a woman with short-sightedness, an hereditary disorder.

An excellent assiciatioin.

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First edition, inscribed by the Author on front free endpaper; 8vo; internally fine; publisher's brown cloth, slighty cocked and rubbed at extremities, otherwise very good; 282, 6 (ads) pp,

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