Orange paper over boards with gilt emblem on front and back. San Francisco: The Westgate Press, 1929. Orange paper over boards with gilt emblem on front and back. Black cloth back strip with gilt. #119 of 500 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Signed by Ellis, perhaps the most notorious writer on sexuality in his day. Patrick McGahern notes of his copy: “A essay written by Henry Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), the British physician and writer on sex. His seven-volume "Studies in the Psychology of Sex" was extremely controversial and was banned in Britain.” He was highly regarded by the likes of Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, Horace Traubel, G.B. Shaw, and Margaret Sanger. (Inventory #: 109932)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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