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The Pin-Up. A Modest History. by  Mark GABOR - First Edition - 1972 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 141058)

The Pin-Up. A Modest History.

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The Pin-Up. A Modest History.: With a foreword by Joan Nicholson.

by GABOR, Mark

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New York: Universe Books,, 1972. Quarto. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, pink endpapers. With dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Very light rubbing to spine and extremities else a very good copy in like jacket, slightly rubbed with minor shelfwear at extremities. First edition, first printing. Review copy, with press releases laid-in, anticipating some backlash against the publication: "In an age when women's lib posters loudly proclaim "Women Are Not Chicks", how does a publisher get away with putting out a lavishly illustrated book called The Pin-Up: A Modest History. Answer: he doesn't. But he mollifies the legitimate female opposition by asking a prominent feminist to write a Foreword assessing the book and the whole phenomenon of pin-ups from her point of view." The book traces the history of the pin-up girl from its pre-20th century origins, and explores the use of the pin-up girl tradition in cheesecake photography, posters, magazines, calendars, the cross-over with Hollywood, and its exploitation in soft porn.


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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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