The Illegal Relatives

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    First Edition.

    22cm x 14cm. [94] pages, illustrations, some colour. Illustrated saddle-stapled newsprint self-wrappers.

    Circa 1973. Pirated edition of illustrated erotic stories planned as an illegal publication in protest of censorship of the printed word, stemming from a case brought against underground newspaper Thor. The Whitlam government passed legislation that brought an end to the censorship yet the printer of this booklet went ahead with privately selling the publication against Moorehouse’s wishes, though also purported that it was delayed because Moorhouse wanted to edit the stories. A competing story has it that Moorhouse commissioned the printing but could not pay for it, so Tomato Press sold the entire inventory to a Sydney seconhand bookdealer to recoup the loss, but this all be hearsay. Illustrated throughout, some Robert Crumb pirates, but largely original unattributed erotic illustrations by Jenny Coopes and others. CAINS 118.

    Some tanning and foxing to exterior. Minor tanning to interior. Good Condition.


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