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    Playboy First Complete Year Bound Volume (HMH Publishing, 1953-54). The first 12 issues of the Magazine for Men are collected in this professionally bound volume. The highlight is the first issue with Marilyn Monroe spotlighted on the cover and as the Sweetheart of the Month, the feature that would become Playmate of the Month with the next issue. The first 12 issues are far and away the most difficult to find in any grade, and the copies here average about Fine, other than the trimming necessitated at the time they were bound. Other highlights include fiction by Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, and W. Somerset Maugham; cartoons and humor from Virgil "VIP" Partch, Milt Caniff, Jack Cole, and Hugh Hefner himself; and features on Louis Armstrong, the Dorsey Brothers, and Bob Hope. And in this nice volume, it's easy to access it all. There is some rub-wear on the volume covers and edges, with an overall condition of Very Good. The magazine interiors are well-preserved with off-white to white pages. From the JGD Collection.

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