"THE CHILDREN WHO ARE APPRECIATED FOR WHAT THEY ARE, EVEN IF THEY ARE HOMELY, OR CLUMSY, OR SLOW, WILL GROW UP WITH CONFIDENCES IN THEMSELVES—HAPPY": BOLDLY SIGNED BY DR. BENJAMIN SPOCK
SPOCK, Benjamin. Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, circa 1946. Octavo, original blue cloth. $1850.
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… By the time of his death, Spock had sold nearly 50 million copies of his book, translated into 42 languages" (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.