[Item #46237] Marriage and Parentage: or, The Reproductive Element in Man, as a means to his elevation and happiness. WOMEN, Henry C. WRIGHT.

Marriage and Parentage: or, The Reproductive Element in Man, as a means to his elevation and happiness

Boston: Bela Marsh, 1858. Fifth Thousand. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 324pp.; engraved frontispiece. Light shelf wear to extremities, corners a bit bumped, contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front and rear free endpapers, mid-20th century ex libris to front pastedown, final few leaves brown and slightly dampstained, else a Very Good, still quite brilliant copy.

Oft-reprinted work by the abolitionist, anarchist, and suffragist, discreetly promoting birth control and women's rights over their bodies, reminding the male readers that "The pleasure of a moment may take a year out of her life; and shall she have no voice, and never be consulted, as to the functions of her body, the emotions of her soul, and the changes which may, by the birth of children, be made in her eternal destiny?" (p. 255). Though written in the form of an epistolary novel, does not appear in Wright.

Price: $200.00

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