Bonfils at the height of his career. I would love to read this book.
Published in 1967? as Adult AB 409
Estimated Value: $ 80
Another example of Greenleaf’s S&M titles. This is Robert Bonfils’ first cover for the publisher. While researching this title I discovered a new website called Greenleaf Classic Books. It looks like an incredible source of information for this major sleaze publisher. For example they say this book was pseudonymously written by Lawrence Block. I’m pretty sure this is correct.
Published in 1962 as Nightstand NB 1629
Estimated Value: $ 100
This is an early Robert Bonfils cover for Greenleaf and one of the first sleaze paperbacks I ever discovered. I was a teenager at the time and didn’t understand anything about human sexuality. I thought the S&M depicted was some kind of aberration. It only took me a few more years of vintage paperback collecting to realize there were hundreds of books like this.
Published in 1964 as Pillar PB 830
Estimated Value: $ 30
99% sure it’s a Bonfils’ cover but has an unfinished feel to it. It may have been a collaboration with him and another artist. I think it may have been inspired by the Marianne Faithfull film Girl On A Motorcycle which I highly recommend.
Published in 1969 as Candid Reader CA965
Estimated Value: $ 40
This is a great example from the period when Harlan Ellison was editor for Nightstand books. I could do a half hour of research to confirm but instead I will just say that Robert Silverberg is the author. The art was crude on these early Greenleaf titles but very effective.
On a side note my google search came up with the information that Stanford University has a sleaze paperback collection. I couldn’t get to the home page but here’s a link to their copy of The Twisted Ones!
Published in 1961 as Nightstand 1588
Estimated Value: $ 60