THE MARGARET SANGER STORY, SIGNED BY MARGARET SANGER
(SANGER, Margaret) LADER, Lawrence. The Margaret Sanger Story. Garden City: Doubleday, 1955. Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of the biography of the founder of the American birth-control movement, signed on the half title: "Margaret Sanger, May 29/56," in scarce dust jacket.
Noted feminist and activist Sanger began addressing the issue of reproductive rights in The Woman Rebel, her periodical that introduced the term "birth control." In 1916, she founded the American Birth Control League, forerunner of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and later organized the first World Population Conference in Geneva. Biographer Lawrence Lader was the founding chair of NARAL and professor of journalism at NYU.
Book near-fine, with mild toning to spine and only light rubbing to spine ends. Dust jacket extremely good, with tape reside to front flap and a bit of wear and slightest toning mainly to extremities. A desirable signed copy.