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Beauvoir, Simone.

Second Sex, The.


The First American Edition
Rare In This Condition
De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. Translated and edited by H.M. Parshley. New York: Knopf, 1953.
Large, thick 8vo; bright turquoise cloth boards; navy cloth spine; stamped in blind and gilt; spine stamping lightly worn, else covers as new; blue, orange, white and black graphic dust-jacket; photo of de Beauvoir on the inner rear panel; fine.
First American edition; preceded by the French edition, which was brought out as a two-volume set in 1949. This "profound and unique analysis of what it means to be a woman-in body, in mind, and in spirit" (dust-jacket) has permanently changed feminist theory as well as the day-to-day lives of women from the 1950s through the present.

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