Two Years In Paris. Ettie A. ROUT.

Two Years In Paris

[London?]: Printed and published by the author, June 1923. First Edition. Octavo, staplebound pamphlet (21 x 14cm); 51pp; Orange covers with black lettering framed by doubple lines between which run a leaf and petal motif.

Extremely fragile. Covers with tape repairs, first 8 pp detached; tape repair to title page which has also had the bottom 3 cm neatly excised; tape repair to contents page; pp. 19-34 detached; p. 51 affixed to back cover. Pages are very brittle with small tears throughout (no loss). Item #1067

A scarce copy of sexual health campaigner Ettie Rout's account of her experiences in combating venereal disease among soldiers and others in 1918-1919. Rout (1877 -1936) was a Tasmanian born New Zealander who served as a nurse during WWI. The French celebrated her work inspecting brothels in Paris and the Somme, but the same work led to her becoming persona non gratis in New Zealand.

Price: $500.00

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