Publisher: San Francisco: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for the Westgate Press, 1929.
Edition: First edition, number 13 of 500 numbered copies, signed by Ellis,
Bibliographical References: Grabhorn Press Bibliography 128.
Condition: Minor spots in the text; fine copy in a slightly worn and darkened at the spine and edges dust-jacket.
Book ID: 28521
Description8vo, original black cloth spine, orange decorated paper boards, untrimmed.
CommentsAn essay by the unconventional and eccentric Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) on the current state and immediate future of marriage in the modern world. He writes about the "divorce movement," the bondage of women, sexual freedom, the illusion of the "happy marriage," etc. This is one of the earliest books of the Westgate Press, founded inauspiciously in 1929 in San Francisco. It managed to survive two years and published, among others, Virginia Woolf, Sherwood Anderson, Lewis Mumford, Oscar Lewis and Frank Norris.