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    Playboy First Issue and Complete 1954 Bound Volume (HMH Publishing, 1953-54) Condition: FR/GD. Terrific reference source for the first 13 months of Playboy! Original high-grade copies of the magazine were professionally trimmed and bound for this "Volume 1". At some point, the bound volume was exposed to moisture and the result in staining throughout, primarily the lower edges of the magazine pages, and especially the outer edges from one to two inches of the bottom, much more noticeable on the white pages and not so much on the centerfold pages. The issues are intact, including all the centerfolds. Despite the stains, the magazines do not exhibit an unpleasant odor. The highlights include the first issue, with its famous Marilyn Monroe cover and interior poster, pictorials of Gina Lollobrigida, Yvette Maenad, and Lili St. Cyr, plus fiction by Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and W. Somerset Maugham. And those classic Playboy cartoons! Not listed in Overstreet.

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    6th Sunday
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