The Queen v. Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant


The Queen v. Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant


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Documents a pro-contraceptive perspective of the trial challenging Bradlaugh and Besant's publication of Dr. Charles Knowlton's work 'Fruits of Philosophy', which advocated birth control for working-class families. Bessant was herself an important activist for women's rights and later an important figure in the Theosophical movement of Occult Practitioners in late-Victorian England.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Freethought Publishing Company
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1877
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    In the High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench Division, June 8th, 1877. 324, 8 p. 20 cm. 2 tipped in photographs (Woodburytype). Rust cloth hardcover with gold impression. Worn at edges. Some light scuff marks on boards. Fore-edge foxed. A front tissue guard is detached.

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