Very Good. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. "Include index. Commissioning organisation: edited by C.H. Rolph [pseud. ] Pref. by Lord Simon of Wythenshawe. Illus. designed by Alfred G. Wurmser, and a cartoon by Vicky. vi, 232 p. ill. 21 cm. Original cloth. Very good, tight copy, writing on back endpaper in a worn but good d.w.". Not a first edition copy.....We ship daily from our warehouse.
Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A series of essays, mostly written for The Family Planning Association, demonstrating the need for birth control covering both the economics of the family unit and world population generally. Pre-title pages are very grubby otherwise a clean interior. Only a fair copy overall.
Alfred G. Wurmser. Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. BOOK: Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Lightly Creased; Moderately Chipped; Light Moisture Damage; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. CONTRIBUTORS: Lord Simon of Wythenshawe; C. H. Rolph; Julian Huxley; Mary Stocks; Bertrand Russell; A. S. Parkes; Jacquetta Hawkes; Michael Young and Peter Willmott; Edward Blishen; J. M. Mackintosh; James Lansdale Hodson; Sherwin Bailey. SYNOPSIS: The Human Sum is of great social importance and compelling general interest. For the world's collective problems may usefully be viewed as the individual family's problems, and here is an examination into the very latest developments and changes in the structure of family life. C. H. Rolph has arranged a formidable collection of opinion. Julian Huxley reports a recent world tour; Bertrand Russell examines the question of over-population and war; Jacquetta Hawkes writes of the history of the family as a social formation; there is an article on birth control by Dr. A. S. Parkes of the National Institute for Medical Research, and a revealing evaluation by Dr. Sherwin Bailey of traditional moral theology and its changing attitude to contraception. Mary Stocks brings to life the early struggles of the "family planners"; and there are the fruits of research on the "extended" family now being carried on in East London, under Professor Titmuss, by Dr. Michael Young and Peter Willmott. There are other contributions of no less importance. Lord Simon of Wythenshawe contributes a preface and "Vicky" a cartoon; the book is liberally illustrated by Alfred Wurmser with forty line drawings and end-papers. The Human Sum is sponsored by The Family Planning Association whose twenty-fifth anniversary it commemorates. But apart from this it is a book which had to be written. For it is no less than a testament of hope and courage.
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