Little Blue Book No.209: "Aspects of Birth Control" by Adolphus Knopf
This Little Blue Book was most likely one of the very controversial publications. The original article was published in 1921. Though this Little Blue Book carries no copyright date, the style of the book indicates it was published between 1924 and the 1930's. The author presents what he considers a scientific argument for birth control. No matter which side of the argument the reader is on, reading the thoughts of someone in this era is historically interesting. The book has age tanning around the edge of the cover and the pages have darkened with time. The right lower front corner of the cover has been torn but no other tears are noted. All of the pages are intact.
E. Haldeman-Julius booklets were published for 50 plus years. The Little Blue Books were a wonderful way to carry around a short read for when waiting in line or at the train station for the next train etc...Small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, the little books became a huge and popular success quickly. Their content ranged from fiction to non-fiction and short stories to essays. Their history also included the publishing of political essays and the inclusion of such subjects as socialism, atheism, and frank treatment of sexuality often lending them to controversy.
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