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HUXLEY, Aldous.

Typed letter signed to the publishers William Heinemann.

Published: 3 rue Du Bac, Suresnes, France: 28 March 1930

Stock code: 103695

Price: £475

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“I understand that certain restrictions are placed on the sale of Bloch’s ‘Sexual Life of our Times’ and am therefore writing to you direct, as the publishers, to ask you under what conditions and at what price the book is procurable. I may add that I am domiciled abroad [mis-typed as ‘aborad’ and corrected by Huxley in ink] so that, if the restrictions apply solely to England, they would not affect this case.” He then adds the amusing coda: “You can establish my identity as a respectable citizen in Who’s Who”. Iwan Bloch’s The Sexual Life of Our Time in Relations to Modern Civilization, which had been banned when first published in Britain in 1908, was reissued by Heinemann in 1920 and then went through many editions; Bloch coined the term sexology in 1907 and he is often described as the first sexologist.

Creased where folded, some marginal creasing, remains of tape on verso.

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