The Call Of The Mother - The Lady Emily LutyensMethuen & Co., 1927, Paperback.
Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine and less so at the panels of the fold-over printed wrappers. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text acceptable but slightly fragile now.
2nd Edition . From the introduction, which sets the scene somewhat: “’Of all the dangers now menacing civilisation the greatest lies in the fact that the coming generation is being so largely recruited from among the accidentally conceived children of the leisured and cultured classes, and the fertile progeny of the physically, mentally, and morally unfit. There are many causes which contribute to this result; on the one hand, venereal disease as a result of sexual indulgence leading to physical and mental degeneracy; the ignorance of the young about questions of sex leading them into bad habits and places of danger; on the other hand, the revolt of women against sexual subjugation; the high cost of living which makes many parents afraid to have children; and, above all, the use of artificial methods of birth control.”