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Women of the World: Being a New Oxford Thesis on Love: wherein L. Erectus Mentulus, Ph.D, late fellow of Oxford establishes incontrovertibly that the sexual enjoyment of women of divers [sic] races... [Complete in Two Volumes].

Oshkosh, WI: Self-published, 1939. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Two volumes, printed on mimeo, with blue sheets bound in for the addition of tipped-in photographic images (this was sometimes done prior to sale, sometimes by the owner. Uncommon generally, very scarce compete.
The work is comprised as a collection of Socratic dialogues, with the 'professor' presenting tales of told by common folk (barber, salesman, druggist, etc.) reveling in the joy of women and female sexuality. Ironically, the author was a Hollywood publicist, and had been an executive at The Hays Office for several years prior to this publication. [Kearney Private Case p. 52]. The Hays Office was, of course, Hollywood's self-censorship bureau and that it's executive publicist was writing porn is rather pleasing.
Early mimeo sexually explicit series. It is difficult to find these early, mimeo examples of sexually explicit prose and, for all the usual reasons, it is harder still to find complete multi-volume sets. Poorly printed, poorly bound, and of subject matter that was often disposed of rather than tended to, they seldom pass the test of time. This is especially true of these early, 13 line per page copies, with a relatively small number of examples in various collections. As printed illustration was beyond the technology used, these are illustrated with four b/w photographs in each volume. Very Good in Wraps. Minor shelf/edge wear, cello tape reinforcing spine of volume 2, indentification in ink at bottom of textblock, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Brown cardstock boards, stiff blue pages bound in. Small 8vo. 203; 217pp. Item #10504

Price: $225.00