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Berlin, Germany: Taschen/Playboy Enterprises, 2005 - 1st Printing. Signed. 480 pages. Published in 2005. Retrospective volume on the iconic magazine. Based upon the 1984 retrospective volume, "The First Forty Years", Hugh Hefner himself considers this New And Updated Edition to be the single best book on his legendary creation. The First TASCHEN Edition. Published simultaneously in English, German, French, and Spanish as hardcover originals only. The edition size is not specified. A brilliant production by Benedikt Taschen: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with white titles printed on cover and spine, as issued. Introduction by Hugh Hefner. Text by Gretchen Edgren. Contributions by various writers, celebrities, artists, cartoonists, and photographers. Playboy Trivia, List of Playmates, and invaluable Index appended at the end. Printed on thick glossy stock paper in Cologne, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents and reproduces some of the finest and most representative pages of Playboy Magazine with a running commentary by Gretchen Edgren. Every page contains unforgettable, now-classic illustrations, original art, film stills, cartoons, excerpts of articles, interviews, and other literary pieces as well as the signature Playboy Playmate Centerfolds, covering the second half of the 20th American Century to the Present (1950's to The New Millennium). "Relive Playboy's fifty-year history with this sweeping retrospective of the ground-breaking magazine that grew from Hugh Hefner's pet project into an icon as recognizable as Disney and Coca-Cola. Visit Hef's Playboy Mansion, canoodle with his delectable Bunnies, tour the DC-9 Big Bunny jet, experience the sizzling atmosphere of the Playboy Clubs, read the best Playboy interviews, original fiction and humor, cackle at the irreverent cartoons and social satire pieces and - of course - admire each Playmate of the Month since the first issue (602 in all). All of the magazine's most glorious moments are in this extravaganza of Playboy nostalgia" (Benedikt Taschen). An absolute "must-have" title for Playboy Magazine and erotica collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Hugh Hefner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, as many Playboy books are. Now reclusive, Hugh Hefner launched the book at the Taschen Store Beverly Hills, a rare and one-time-only appearance for the book, during which his signature was obtained. This title is a modern erotica classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 1500 photographic plates and hundreds of illustrations. One of the most influential editor/publishers and popular icons of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 3822839760. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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