Very Good. Item #003308
Leipzig: Verlag Fur Sexualwissenschaft Schneider & Co., 1930.Two volumes. Presumed First Edition. Octavos; I: xx, 415pp +1 ads, II: [iv], 445pp +2 ads. Illustrations throughout, with numerous color plates. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Ex-library with plate from the Surgeon General's Office on front pastedown of each volume and Army Medical Library stamps on title pages, but no other pockets or additions. Boards edgeworn with light bumps to corners and spine ends and some soiling/smudging to cloth. Both spines a bit rolled. Front hinge starting to crack on second volume preceding title page with some distress to page along gutter, and both volumes open easily to between gatherings, but binding is still secure. Pages unmarked.
Hirschfield was an early advocate for gay and transgender rights, who was himself persecuted for being Jewish and gay and was forced into exile by the Nazis. He founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee in Berlin in 1897, noted as the first LGBT rights organization. Many of the plates from the German Edition of Sittengeschichte des Weltkrieges did not appear in the later translations.