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Love Letters of a Japanese (ed. Marie Stopes)

£45.00

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Paper covers bound over with green calf with gilt lettering and black artwork. Edited by G N Mortlake. Introduction by M C Stopes. Published by Stanley Paul & Co, London. Second edition, undated.

These are widely stated to be in fact the letters from the Japanese botanist Kenjiro Fujii (born 1866) to British campaigner Marie Stopes (1880-1958), who met in Germany in 1904 and continued a correspondence until Stopes went to Japan in 1907. Stopes was unmarried at the time, researching her PhD in botany, and had yet to become famous for her establishment of birth control clinics and the publication of 'Married Love' (1918).

The names were changed in the text to Kenrio Watanabe and Mertyl Meredith, and the letters were edited by Stopes. 'G N Mortlake', the accredited editor, was another of her pseudonyms.

Calf covers are faded and rubbed, with some tears and losses. Internally there is some discolouration to endpapers and creasing of page edges and corners. The binding has cracked open at the front hinge as in our photographs.

Item details

Author(s):
Stopes, Marie (as Mortlake, G N) (ed)
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
15 x 20 cm, 6 x 8 in
Edition:
Second
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Stanley Paul

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Paper covers bound over with green calf with gilt lettering and black artwork. Edited by G N Mortlake. Introduction by M C Stopes. Published by Stanley Paul & Co, London. Second edition, undated.

These are widely stated to be in fact the letters from the Japanese botanist Kenjiro Fujii (born 1866) to British campaigner Marie Stopes (1880-1958), who met in Germany in 1904 and continued a correspondence until Stopes went to Japan in 1907. Stopes was unmarried at the time, researching her PhD in botany, and had yet to become famous for her establishment of birth control clinics and the publication of 'Married Love' (1918).

The names were changed in the text to Kenrio Watanabe and Mertyl Meredith, and the letters were edited by Stopes. 'G N Mortlake', the accredited editor, was another of her pseudonyms.

Calf covers are faded and rubbed, with some tears and losses. Internally there is some discolouration to endpapers and creasing of page edges and corners. The binding has cracked open at the front hinge as in our photographs.

Author(s):
Stopes, Marie (as Mortlake, G N) (ed)
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
15 x 20 cm, 6 x 8 in
Edition:
Second
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Stanley Paul

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