Will McBride; Helga Fleischhauer-Hardt
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1975.
34cm x 24cm. 176 pages, black and white photographs. Black cloth, silver lettering, no jacket.
Originally published in German titled Zeig Mal!, this is the first edition in English. Show Me! is a graphic sex education book written in a frank style to encourage teaching “children to grow up proud and unashamed of their bodies and sexuality.” The publisher was accused of obscenity, with prosecutors arguing the book was child pornography. In all of the original cases judges ruled the book was not obscene, though the book continued to feature in US court cases relating to obscenity, child pornography, and the First Amendment, and was eventually pulled from shelves by the publisher “stating that though they believed Show Me! was not pornographic, they could no longer afford the legal expenses to defend it”.
Minor shelf wear to cloth. Minor bumping to corners. Previous owner’s ink-stamp to front free endpaper with very minor soiling to endpapers and toning to endpaper gutters. Internally Fine. Very Good Condition. $300 AUD.