"A woman’s duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look in the eyes… to speak and act in defiance of convention": First Edition of The Margaret Sanger Story; Lengthily Inscribed by Her to Fellow Writer Alice Adams

  • The Margaret Sanger Story.

The Margaret Sanger Story.


Item Number: 5040

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1955.

First edition of this biography on Margaret Sanger. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page, “For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration Margaret Sanger April 17 55.”The recipient Alice Adams was a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel was Careless Love and after began publishing stories in The New Yorker. She wrote eleven novels, including the bestseller Superior Women. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with wear and tear to the extremities. A nice association.

"As the originator of the phrase 'birth control' and its best-known advocate, Margaret Sanger survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to see much the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right" (New York Times).

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