Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds
San Francisco, Chronicle Books, (2007). A complete compendium of Playboy centerfolds, with an introduction by Hugh Hefner, and with a different author introducing each decade of centerfolds. This is a contributor's copy, having belonged to Robert Stone, whose essay introduces the 1970s. Other authors include: Jay McInerney, Robert Coover, Daphne Merkin, Paul Theroux, and Maureen Gibbon. The first photo (December, 1953) is of Marilyn Monroe. Clothbound, heavy (roughly 40 lbs); 11" x 23"; 720 pages. A fine copy, in the publisher's leather briefcase, which is splitting along one seam and shedding leather, thus only good, but still protecting the book. The publisher either overestimated the strength of the briefcase or underestimated the weight of the book: most copies that survive do not have the briefcase at all. Will ship at cost. [#035039] $750
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