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First German Anti-Drug Conference, Attended by Käthe Kollwitz and Albert Einstein

Internationaler Kampf gegen Opium und Rauschgifte, I. Konferenz in Deutschland, 28. November 1929, Berlin [The international struggle against opium and other narcotics].

Berlin: Deutscher Zweig der Internationalen Frauenliga für Frieden und Freiheit, 1929]. Octavo (24 × 15.8 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 74, [4] pp. Wrappers worn, chipped to corners; front wrapper re-attached; else internally good or better.

Scarce proceedings of the first public conference held in Germany against opium and other drugs, organized by the International League for Peace and Freedom following a visit of delegates to China in 1927. The conference featured an honorary committee staffed by numerous noted women’s rights activists, such as Helene Stöcker, Lida Gustava Heymann, Anita Augspurg, and the French feminist Gabrielle Duchêne, as well as figures such as Käthe Kollwitz, Albert Einstein, and the writer Ricarda Huch. Related events were organized in other German cities, such as Munich, Bremen, and Hamburg. With numerous ads for other publications by the German branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. With a striking woodcut illustration to front wrapper, typical for the period, signed Brigitte Nagel or Hagel, and the caption "Fort mit den Rauschgiften!" (Away with the drugs!). We are unable to find any information on the artist. As of April 2020, KVK and OCLC show only one copy in North America.

Book ID: P003067

Price: $600.00