Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Stories. 2 Vols.

Berkeley Hights, New Jersey: Free Spirit Press. Limited edition. Hardcover. 115/305. Octavo. xviii, 88, xviii, 86 (1)pp. Original white half cloth over gray boards with publisher's device and black lettering on covers and paper labels of spine. Vol. One: Frontispiece and three additional plates with three tipped-in photographs of Mrs. Havelock Ellis and one manuscript fragment on light brown card stock. Vol. Two: Frontispiece photograph of Edith and Havelock Ellis, photograph of Edward Carpenter, one portrait of Havelock Ellis after a woodcut by M. Duvalet, and a drawing of Oscar Wilde by G. P. tipped-in as in volume one. Publisher's device on title pages. Historiated and decorative initials in blue and black with head and endpieces by M. Duvalet.

Ellis was a physician, eugenicist, and social reformer. He studied human sexuality and was the co-author on the first medical textbook on homosexuality in 1897. He is also credited for being among the pioneers investigating psychedelic drugs. He married Edith Lees, a known and open lesbian, and they enjoyed an "open marriage." Light wear of binding, light smudges and bumps. Starting at pages 48 and 56 of volume one. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #46843

Price: $150.00

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