Some of the worst erotic writing, coupled with the editing of someone who has to have been illiterate, illustrated by the lousiest photography, and printed in the cheapest manner possible, to be sold... More > from under the counter and hidden away or tossed out with little ceremony.
This describes the production, distribution and consumption of what have only been known as "Readers", and very little is known apart from that.
Published randomly around the 1930’s and 40’s, though dating them with any precision is impossible. They had exorbitant prices printed on the covers, along with claims to have been from remote locales and fanciful sounding publishing houses.
Increasingly rare, these original booklets will fetch a pretty penny, but after years of collecting, this volume of almost 600 pages presents the facsimile contents of fifteen of these ridiculous, funny, sometimes offensive and even occasionally titillating booklets.< Less
Laff your way back to a time when making light of sex and class differences was not punishable BY LAW.
Featuring comics, naughty photos and lots of really back jokes from the 1960's. Over 560 pages... More > of vintage material!
Including an introduction by photographer and archivist Christopher R. Mealie, editor of SexCats (Goliath Books).< Less
This short-lived men's magazine from the 1950's pulled no punches in its presentation or subject matter. Featuring centerfolds Bettie (Betty) Page, Judy O'Day, Rita Dulase, Nona Van Tosh, Laura... More > Raymond, Kim Athas.
Tons of articles, cartoons and fashion spreads, all with a diabolical twist.
This book contains the full 6 issue run of Satan magazine, save a few hundred dollars skipping the auction sites and rare book dealers and buy the set all at once.< Less
GERMOPHILIA is about loving the disease. The disease is one of this world, the reason why your parents lied about there being a god and the Easter bunny. It's the flesh, the darkness, the idea that... More > freedom is not given - but taken. GERMOPHILIA presents a collection of artists with a wide range of styles and mediums together to serve as a catalyst to spread just that sickness...
The cutesy cheesecake of Stacey Barich will stir the loins, the totalitarian and infernal collage and painting of Peter H. Gilmore, the disturbing clash of beauty and tragedy of the photos of Christopher R. Mealie, the worship of strength found in the paintings of Jack Malebranche, the perverse misanthropy of Stephanie Crabe, the haunting dreamworld canvasses of Stephen Kasner, and more. Nine artists presenting a collective picture of the world that subverts that status quo without slipping into the arms of the usual suspects.< Less