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Oriole Press, Ellis, Havelock] Ishill Joseph, Compiler and Editor
HAVELOCK ELLIS IN APPRECIATION. With an Unpublished Letter by Thomas Hardy to Havelock Ellis, and a Foreword by Isaac Goldberg.
Berkeley Heights, NJ Privately Printed by the Oriole Press 1929. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, One of only 50 copies on Alexandra Japan vellum, this is copy number 28. Of the plain paper issue, 450 copies were printed additionally. Illustrated with 15 plates from various sources, primarily portraits and reproductions. Also with embellishments such as initials and headpieces by Louis Moreau throughout. 8vo, in the printer's deluxe binding created only for this very limited issue, of vellum backed boards over paper handsomely designed and decorated in metallic colours, printed paper label on the spine, t.e.g. xlvi, 299, [1] pp. A well preserved and handsome copy of this rare limited issue, the Japan vellum with the lightest of the toning common to the material, the binding well preserved with only minor expected age mellowing. FIRST EDITION QUITE RARE IN THIS SPECIAL LIMITATION ISSUANCE,.We know of no other copies currently on the market. Havelock Ellis was a noted English physician, writer and social reformer but is best known for his pioneering works on Human Sexuality, which he studied as a science and attempted to bring out of the shadows and away from the period taboo and Victorian prudishness. Ellis viewed sexual activity as the healthy and natural expression of love, and he sought to dissipate the fear and ignorance that characterized many people¬ís attitudes toward human sexuality. This tribute includes contributions from over forty noteworthy persons including; Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, Horace Traubel and Margaret Sanger. There is also a significant g … [Click Below for Full Description]
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