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    Seduction of the Innocent and Parade of Pleasure including Facsimle Dust Jackets (1954). Two once-notorious books from the great comic-book scare of the 1950s. Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent provoked Senate hearings on the "damaging" effect of the comics, while Geoffrey Wagner's UK-published Parade of Pleasure characterized funnybooks as "the marijuana of the nursery." (Parade of Pleasure also addresses pop culture in general.) Though not intended as a matched set, the volumes dovetail in ways that remain alarming in more enlightened times. The copy of SOTI is the first version without the bibliographical notes, but a copy of those notes is included. Dust jackets are not present, but included here is a black and white copy of the jacket for SOTI in about Good with a taped split and a color copy of the jacket for POP in Excellent condition. SOTI is in VF/NM condition; POP is about VG, with some moisture stains. Approximate Overstreet value for the two books = $725. From the Philip M. Levine Collection.

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