The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931

The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
The Second Oldest Profession, Ben Reitman. First Edition, 1st Printing. 1931
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The Second Oldest Profession: A Study of the Prostitute's "Business Manager"
by Ben L. Reitman, M.D.

New York: Vanguard Press, 1931. First edition, first printing of this sociological study of pimping by Ben Reitman, the American anarchist and physician to the poor, founder of the Chicago hobo college, and lover and manager of anarchist Emma Goldman. Blue cloth boards lightly rubbed and showing some discoloration. Scattered foxing internally, else clean and free of markings. Later state dust jacket (the price was reduced to $1.00 after poor sales with the first edition) shows shelfwear and chipping with some loss along front flap fold. Spine tanned. Protected in archival mylar. Scarce.


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