Vintage Sleaze

Before court cases in 1967 opened the doors for more explicit titles, there were a number of publishers who published soft-core titles.  Using non-explicit language and innuendo, these books were very tame by today's standards.  In many cases, the most suggestive part of the book was the cover.

These are now prized primarily because of their cover art, or because authors who subsequently became famous put food on their tables by writing these books, many under pseudonyms.  This includes authors like Robert Silverberg, Donald Westlake, and Lawrence Block.  Some of Block's titles from this era are now being released as mysteries.


James, Griffith -  Dangerous Loves

James, Griffith - Dangerous Loves

Digest paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Knickerbocker [1946]. (Spine and cover creases; the cover has started to separate from the spine at the extremities.) , by Griffith James. ... [..

$15.00

James, Neal -  Teasing Woman

James, Neal - Teasing Woman

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Beacon 1964.(B710X) , by Neal James. ... [Adult]..

$16.00

Janos -  Adult Humor

Janos - Adult Humor

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Bodero (Canadian) 1969.(104) , by Janos. ... [Humor, Adult]..

$15.00

Janson, Hank -  Her Weapon Is Passion

Janson, Hank - Her Weapon Is Passion

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Gold Star 1964, 1st thus.(IL7-20) (Short closed tear at top left corner of cover.) , by Hank Janson. ... House ps..

$15.00

Janson, Hank - The Exotic Seductress

Janson, Hank - The Exotic Seductress

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Gold Star 1964, 1st thus.(IL7-48) (A number of pulls on the front cover. Spine creases.) , by Hank Janson. ... House pseudonym used by..

$15.00

Jay, Victor   (Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis.)  -  Devil Soul

Jay, Victor (Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis.) - Devil Soul

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Five Star (British) [1973].(NO#) , by Victor Jay. Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis. ... [Horror, Adult]..

$23.42

Joyce, Carlton -  Fraternity Row

Joyce, Carlton - Fraternity Row

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Monarch 1963, 1st edition.(366) , by Carlton Joyce. ... Cover illustration by Tom Miller. ... [Adult]..

$17.00

Kane, Ken -  Passion Pact

Kane, Ken - Passion Pact

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Gaslight 1964, 1st thus.(GL116) , by Ken Kane. ... [Adult]..

$19.96

Kanto, Peter   (Pseudonym of Hugh Zachary.)  - The World Where Sex Was Born

Kanto, Peter (Pseudonym of Hugh Zachary.) - The World Where Sex Was Born

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Grafton 1989, 1st thus.(0-586-20202-1) , by Peter Kanto. Pseudonym of Hugh Zachary. ... On the exploratory starship Swinger, Captain As..

$15.00

Kemper, William E. -  Another Man's Hell

Kemper, William E. - Another Man's Hell

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Chicago Paperback House 1962, 1st thus.(A108) (Spine and cover creases, pages discolored.) , by William E. Kemper. ... [Science Fiction, Adu..

$15.00

Kendricks, James   (Pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox.)  - The Adulterers

Kendricks, James (Pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox.) - The Adulterers

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Monarch 1960, 1st thus.(158) (Spine creases, rubbed.) , by James Kendricks. Pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox. ... Cover illustration by..

$25.00

Lawrence, D. H. - The Virgin and the Gypsy; And, St. Mawr

Lawrence, D. H. - The Virgin and the Gypsy; And, St. Mawr

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace (British) 1959.(H299) (Previous owner's signature, previous dealer's stamp. Edgeworn, spine and cover creases.) , by D. H. Lawrence...

$20.00

Layne, Jim   (Pseudonym of Joseph Chadwick.)  - The Fire in a Woman

Layne, Jim (Pseudonym of Joseph Chadwick.) - The Fire in a Woman

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Beacon 1964.(B697X) (Light reading crease.) , by Jim Layne. Pseudonym of Joseph Chadwick. ... [Adult]..

$15.00

Lederer, Joe - The Long Night   (Also released as: Overnight.)

Lederer, Joe - The Long Night (Also released as: Overnight.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Derby 1949.(6) (Cover creases, edgewear.) , by Joe Lederer. (Also released as: Overnight) ... Cover illustration by D. Rickard. ... ..

$30.97

Levinson, Leonard Louis(editor)  - The Affairs of Casanova

Levinson, Leonard Louis(editor) - The Affairs of Casanova

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Pyramid 1958.(R316) (Spine and cover creases.) , by Leonard Louis Levinson. ... Cover illustration by Harry Schaare. Illustrations by ..

$15.00

Lewis, C. S. - The Four Loves

Lewis, C. S. - The Four Loves

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Fount 1983, 24th printing.(0-00-620799-5) , by C. S. Lewis. ... [Religion, Affection, Charity, Eros, Friendship, Love, Philosophy, Relig..

$10.00

London, John - The Fixation

London, John - The Fixation

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Belmont (Canadian) 1969, 1st thus.(B12-1059) (Spine creases.) , by John London. ... [Adult]..

$15.00

Lord, Sheldon -  Sidney's Wife

Lord, Sheldon - Sidney's Wife

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Softcover Library (Canadian) 1966, 2nd printing.(B971X) (Spine slanted. Cover scuffed.) , by Sheldon Lord. ... House pseudonym used by..

$15.00

Loudan, Jack - The Hell Rakes

Loudan, Jack - The Hell Rakes

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Tandem 1967.(T.145) , by Jack Loudan. ... Book about Hell Fire Club. ... [Adult, Orgies]..

$15.00

Low, Glenn -  Forbidden Love

Low, Glenn - Forbidden Love

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Novel Book 1960.(3508) , by Glenn Low. ... [Mystery, Adult]..

$20.00

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