BENJAMIN M. SPOCK - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 201161
Sale Price $162.00
BENJAMIN SPOCK. Typescript signed: "Benjamin Spock", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "* Best-Selling Nonfiction Book */*Dr. Benjamin Spock */Excerpt From/'Record Makers and Record Breakers'/By/Nick Iversen". In full: "'The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,' first published in May, 1946, had sold over 25 million copies by February, 1974; it holds the distinction of being the best-selling nonfiction book of all time. The name of Dr. Benjamin Spock, born in New Haven, Connecticut on May 2, 1903, became a household word shortly after the publication of 'Baby and Child Care,' which is still considered the bible of child rearing by millions of young American mothers. Spock is also noted for his activism and outspokenness during the last years of the Vietnam War. Many of the babies who had been raised on his book were fighting and dying in that Asian conflict.'" American pediatrician and peace activist Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) wrote the best-selling and highly influential book Baby and Child Care in 1946. Spock, who was also an antinuclear activist as well as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, was the People's Party presidential candidate in 1972. Lightly creased. Stray ink marks at lower margin and on verso (light show through at blank area beneath signature). Overall, fine condition.
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