COMICS WERTHAM (FREDRIC) Seduction of the Innocent, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH THE 2-PAGE "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE", New York, Rhinehart, [1954]

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Lot 120
COMICS
WERTHAM (FREDRIC) Seduction of the Innocent, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH THE 2-PAGE "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE", New York, Rhinehart, [1954]

Sold for £ 446 (US$ 616) inc. premium
MODERN BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
COMICS
WERTHAM (FREDRIC) Seduction of the Innocent, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH THE 2-PAGE "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE", 8 leaves of illustrations, publisher's cloth-backed boards, dust-jacket (uncut, priced "$4.00" on inside upper flap), small tears and creases at horizontal margins, with loss of 2 letters ("Th" of "The author of...") on author strapline to upper cover, 8vo, New York, Rhinehart, [1954]

Footnotes

  • Complete with the rare bibliographical list which was removed from most copies following objections from the publishers listed.

    "This is the most shocking book of recent years... you think they [Comics] are mostly about floppy-eared bunnies, attractive little mice and chipmunks? Good take a look" - a warning to parents about the dangerous effects that comic books had on the morality of 1950s American children, and how they "stimulate unwholesome fantasies" and "sexually abnormal ideas". Although Wertham's methods and practices have been largely discredited, his concerns with media saturation of young children's minds are of course very prescient of today's concerns.
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COMICS WERTHAM (FREDRIC) Seduction of the Innocent, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH THE 2-PAGE "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE", New York, Rhinehart, [1954]
COMICS WERTHAM (FREDRIC) Seduction of the Innocent, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITH THE 2-PAGE "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE", New York, Rhinehart, [1954]
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