Jack Kerouac's Personally Owned Men's Magazines, with Superb Provenance
Three mid-century pulp magazines personally owned by and preserved in the private collection of Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the famous American writer who brought us On The Road (1957). Each issue is stamped on the first front pages with the Jack Kerouac Estate stamp and the raised blind seal from Executor of the Estate, John Sampas. Remarkably intact with color covers and splashy insets. Expected toning related to age, and isolated wear to corners. Else near fine. Average size: 8.25" x 11".
The lot is comprised of: - Playboy: Entertainment for Men, Vol. 4, No. 5 - May 1957 Topics include gambling in Monaco, big-game hunting in India, plus May playmate Dawn Richard. - Jem: A Treasure Chest of Rare Spice, Vol. 2, No. 2 - June 1958 Select titles include "The Art of Strip Poker" and "How not to Behave in A Night Club". - Pix Annual, Summer 1958 Exposes on African witch doctors, atomic-bomb resistant yogis, Burmese snake-charmers, and "Africa's weird Women Warriors".
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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