New York: Eros Magazine, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 79 (1), 96, 96, 96pp. Original illustrated boards with black and red lettering on covers. Illustrated endpapers. Only four issues published. The magazine was named after Eros, the Greek god of love and desire, and was seen as a publication testing the boundaries of censorship though publishing sophisticated texts on sexuality in history, politics, art and literature. Overall in very good condition.
Original erotic playing card mounted to front cover. The first issue contained "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," A Plea for Polygamy by Dr. Albert Ellis, the photographic essay by Garry Winogrand "Love in the Subway," Maupassant's "Madame Tellier's Brothel" illustrated by Edgar Degas, and other contributions. Lightly rubbed with small chip at upper front joint.
A photo-essay by Faye Emerson "We all love Jack," Arthur Herzog's "Love Among the Indians: A Sociological Investigator Discovers that we are the oes with the Reservations," Marvin E. Newman photographs, "1601" by Mark Twain, among other contributions.
Best known for its famous nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bert Stern six weeks befor Monroe died. The series became known as "The Last Sitting." It also contained Abraham Blau's Sex Organ Nomenclature "The Clitoris." Lightly rubbed.
Rufus Mott's "Love in the Bible," Raymond Jacobs' "The Jewel Box Revue," a letter from Allen Gisnburg, a short, short story by Ray Bradbury, and Ivan Grazni's free adaptation of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata." Some light soiling on back cover. vg. Item #46833