BIRTH CONTROL AND LIBEL: The Trial of Marie Stopes.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed look at the trial of Marie Stopes, who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in the British empire. When Dr. Sutherland accused her of taking advantage of the ignorance of the poor, she sued him for libel and defamation. Although she ultimately lost the third and final decision in the House of Lords, she succeeded in bringing the topic of birth control into the open. Includes the transcripts of the trials. Frontispiece portrait. 392 pp.
Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to the dj).