Playboy Press, 1965. 7" x 9.75" " thick - huge anthology of works - signed in hand by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, Kimberley Hefner (his wife at the time) and the legendary author Ray Bradbury, not once but twice! FIRST EDITION, first printing. Includes the very scarce original printed acetate dust jacket. Preface by Hugh Hefner. A one-of-a-kind item -- the massive anthology of articles, stories, interviews, and other writings from the iconic magazine's first twelve years -- signed by not only Hugh Hefner, but his then wife (and Playmate of the Year) Kimberley, as well as legendary science-fiction author and frequent Playboy contributor Ray Bradbury, who inscribed this copy twice!
Published in 1965 to commemorate the periodical's twelfth anniversary, The Playboy Reader includes contributions by Henry Miller, James Baldwin, Aldous Huxley, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, Ian Fleming, John Steinbeck, P.G. Wodehouse, and many others. Works are classified under:
Commentary; Fiction; Science Fiction and Fantasy; Suspense; Humor and Satire; Nostalgia; Interviews; and, Poetry. Also includes a complete Index of Authors. All signatures were hand signed in person.
A spectacular copy in the original fragile dustjacket of this collection of writings by Hemingway, Baldwin, Fleming, Nabokov, Huxley, Jones, Roth, Sandburg, Shaw, Malamud, Saroyan, Kerouac, Greene, Wodehouse, Steinbeck, Thurber, Miller, etc, etc. Rare in a complete good condition dust jacket. Unique collectible -- a must-own for Hugh Hefner, Playboy or Ray Bradbury fans! Great condition and a wonderful gift. 874 pages.