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    Playboy Group of 47 (HMH Publishing, 1954-57). Here's an instant collection of the first four full years worth of Playboys, minus only the first issue. Every issue from 1954 through 1957 is included, the most difficult run to put together, excepting the first issue. In fact, the second issue (January, 1954) is considered as scarce as the first. The copies of the January, February, March, June, and July 1954 issues and the January 1955 issue have been reinforced along the spine by masking tape, but are complete and in Good condition. The January 1955 copy also has stains on the front cover. The rest of the issues from 1954 and 1955 average Very Good to Fine. The issues from 1956 and 1957 average FN/VF with very nice page quality.

    Famous Playmates during the period include Bettie Page, Jayne Mansfield, Janet Pilgrim, and Lisa Winters. Additional pictorials of note during the period featured Marilyn Monroe, Gina Lollobrigida, Anita Ekberg, Jayne Mansfield, Diana Dors, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Edie Adams, Tina Louise, and Sophia Loren. Also featured are works by Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Feiffer, Herbert Gold, W. Somerset Maugham, Shel Silverstein, and John Steinbeck.

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