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Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater [owned by Marie Stopes]

Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater [owned by Marie Stopes]

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Marius the Epicurean
by Walter Pater

London: The Macmillan Co.
Fourth edition, later printing, 1904

In two volumes.

Both volumes include the bookplate and signature of Marie Stopes, a British author and palaeobotanist who campaigned for women's rights in the early 20th century. Her motto: "Omnia ex uno, omnia in uno, omnia ad unum, omnia per medium, et omnia in omnibus" which translates to: "Everything from one, everything in one, everything to one, everything through the middle and everything in everything." ...a quick search suggests this is an Hermetic axiom.

Condition: Hardcover; cover boards have minor scuffing, bumping to corners, some fading to spines. Both volumes have marginal lines here and there, and a few very short notes and/or question marks. Binding is strained in many places--these were surely well-read volumes--but overall binding remains secure.

wiki: "Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist and campaigner for eugenics and women's rights. She made significant contributions to plant palaeontology and coal classification, and was the first female academic on the faculty of the University of Manchester. With her second husband, Humphrey Verdon Roe, Stopes founded the first birth control clinic in Britain. Stopes edited the newsletter Birth Control News, which gave explicit practical advice. Her sex manual Married Love (1918) was controversial and influential, and brought the subject of birth control into wide public discourse. Stopes publicly opposed abortion, arguing that the prevention of conception was all that was needed, though her actions in private were at odds with her public pronouncements."

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