June 2021 Catalogue

M e d i c i n e 59 Boldly Signed By Dr. Benjamin Spock 55. SPOCK, Benjamin. Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. New York, circa 1946. Octavo, original blue cloth. $1850. Click for more info Later printing of this classic manual for raising a child, with illustrations by Dorothea Fox, boldly signed by Dr. Spock. Over 70 “years ago today, one of the most revolutionary books in American history was published. True, Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care probably didn’t look like much when it first came out in 1946— just in time for the baby boom. But with his conversational tone and his concise, practical tips on everything from toilet-training to calming a colicky baby, Spock helped to usher in a new era of American home life” ( Time ). Without dust jacket. Owner signature on inscription page. Front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced, slight toning to interior, minor toning and soiling to cloth. An extremely good signed copy. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.”