Moral Physiology; or, A Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question. Population Control, Robert Dale OWEN.
Moral Physiology; or, A Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question.

Moral Physiology; or, A Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question.

Boston, MA: J. P. Mendum, 1875. Tenth edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 88pp (+iip diagram and blank). Decorated green cloth lettered in gilt on front board. Beveled edges. B/w frontispiece and illustrations. This edition includes an appendix added to the fifth edition, and additional notes by the publisher. By Robert Dale Owen (1801-1875), was a Scottish born social reformer, who emigrated to America where he became a politician and diplomat. A meeting with the medium D. D. Home, fired an interest in Spiritualism, about which he wrote several well-known books. The present work, which started out as a pamphlet in 1830, has nothing to do with Spiritualism. It is basically an essay on human reproduction and population control and proved highly controversial: it is said to have been the first book published in the United States to advocate birth control. Cloth of spine & edges of boards flecked, spine ends & corners a little chafed and bruised, pages edges darkened and pages toned, text unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG copy. Scarce. Item #64088

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