With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Title Deck of Pornographic Playing Cards, Circa 1940s or 1950s
Book Condition Near Fine
Seller ID 006359
N.d., circa 1940s or1950s. The back of cards have a conventional geometric/abstract design for playing cards of the day. On the fronts are lurid photographs of men and women engaged in sexual intercourse, fellatio and cunnilingus, masturbation, and three ways. Some of the scenes depicted involve lesbian sex. Each of the 54 cards -- the standard deck, plus two jokers -- has a different black and white photograph. The same "models" reappear in numerous photographs. One is unlikely to be smitten with the beauty of these models, nor will even afficianados of pornography necessarily find the photos irresistible turn-ons. We see the point of the card deck as having been a naughty novelty. In an unmarked white card box, as surely in which they originally came. Condition: box has soiling on one side.