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WOMAN AND THE NEW RACE inscribed to Warren G. Harding
Brentano's (1920), New York - Introduction by Havelock Ellis. Frontispiece portrait. Sanger's classic presentation of her feminist theories, including her belief that through birth control women will improve their lives and those of their children and husbands. Amazingly this copy is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author "With my compliments" to Warren G. Harding who would become the 29th president of the United States the same year as the publication of this book, the first election in which women were allowed to vote nationwide. What makes this presentation especially juicy is Harding's reputation as a philanderer. His own father once told him, "It's a good thing you weren't a girl, Warren, you'd be in the family way all the time. You can't say no" (Vrzalik & Minor, FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN, p. 84). Harding's only child was the result of a clandestine affair with a woman 30 years his junior, Nan Britton, who claimed their child was conceived in a White House closet (ibid). After the deaths of President and Mrs. Harding, Britton wrote a book, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER (1927), dedicated "to all unwed mothers, and to their innocent children whose fathers are usually not known to the world." It sold 90,000 copies. The spine is a little darkened with fraying at the tips, mostly at the head which has some loss. Many of the pages are unopened, indicating Harding decided not to read the book, with some of the clumsily opened pages resulting in tears but with no loss. Very Good, lacks the dustwrapper. A truly sensational association [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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