ANTHONY COMSTOCK. Anthony Comstock, Heywood Broun, Margaret Leech.


Roundsman of the Lord. Pp. 306+[2](advertisement, verso blank), 28 plates, bibliography, index; bottom edges uncut; dust wrapper, slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed and split, backstrip browned, neat signature in green ink on front panel; bookplate on upper pastedown, a little light offsetting; Wishart & Company, London, 1928. First U.K. edition. *Biography of the nineteenth century American moral crusader. As founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, he was largely responsible for the Comstock Law, making illegal the transportation and delivery of \lquote obscene, lewd, or lascivious' material. The term comstockery, denoting censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality, was coined in a New York Times editorial in 1895, and later famously adopted by George Bernard Shaw, after Comstock attacked his play Man and Superman. \b. Item #117854

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