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Love Thief [Vol. 1-3, 6-8, 10-13].

1950. First Printings. Original Wraps. Ten books in a series of unknown number (Vol. 1 and 2 bound together). There is no indication that this was every properly 'published' as there is no record of it in any holding. Many/most erotica books from this mimeo era were stand-alone books, even if written as part of an overarching series. Finding sets is uncommon...and finding a run as large as this is very, very scarce.
Paul Hugo Little (1915–1987) was an American writer of pulp fiction and historical novels. Over his career, he authored more than 700 historical fiction, erotica and romance novels mostly under various pseudonyms. Little averaged a novel every week and a half since 1963 until nearly his death.
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 to Near Fine. Minor shelf/edge wear, title/volume codes on the bottom of the textblocks, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Blue cardstock wrappers, string bound, bound in blank sheets (for tipping in photographs by publisher and/or final owner). Small 8vo. 205, 208; 214; 216; 202; 220; 210; 210; 203pp. Item #10507

Price: $750.00

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