Listan från med de mest eftersökta böckerna de senaste tolv månaderna

Den årliga listan från med de mest eftersökta böcker är här: ”In this the 11th annual Report we publish a list of the top 100 most searched for out of print book titles from the previous 12 months. The books featured in this 2013 edition of the report run the gambit of publishing from true to life memoirs to science fiction, cookery to crochet, and firearms to photography.”

Det här är de fem mest eftersökta böckerna:

1. Sex by Madonna (i.e. Louise Veronica Ciccione) (*1958) Warner Books; New York, NY, 1992 Full-Metal, Spiral Bound; First Edition 132 pages. 32 cm

Madonna Sex (first published in 1992) was the highly controversial erotic photography book which features the queen of pop along with other early 1990s notables including rappers Vanilla Ice & Big Daddy Kane as well as model Naomi Campbell.  The book itself is spiral bound and actually quite fragile making fine copies relatively rare; copies still found in their Mylar wrapping sheet command an extra premium.  The book went beyond basic erotica of the day, with several shoots pushing various social taboos, and earned Madonna the moniker “Queen of the Obscene.”  After the books initial, albeit large, print run Sex has never since been reproduced as Madonna has very typically moved on from this phase of her career.  As such one can assume that Sex will probably remain out of print indefinitely.

2. Rage by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) (*1947) Signet; New York, NY, 1977 Paperback, First Edition 211 pages. 18 cm

”Rage (originally titled Getting It On) is the first novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1977. It was collected in 1985 in the hardcover omnibus The Bachman Books. When King decided to let Rage fall out of print in the United States, it was available only as part of The Bachman Books. The other novels that appeared in that compilation (The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man) are now published as separate books in the USA.”

3. My Pretty Pony by Stephen King (*1947) Knopf; New York, NY, 1989 Stainless Steel, First Edition 100 pages. 35 X 24 cm

”My Pretty Pony” is a short story written by Stephen King and illustrated by the artist Barbara Kruger. It was the sixth publication in the Whitney Museum of American Art artist and writer series. An original limited artist edition of 250 was published in 1989 and was an oversized fine press slip-cased book with stainless steel faced boards and digital clock inset into the front cover. A trade edition of 15,000 was later published by Alfred A. Knopf and was later included in King’s collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes.”

4. The Harvard Classics
edited by Charles W. Eliot (1869-1909)
Easton Press; Norwalk, CT, 1993
Full Leather, Reprinted
50 v. ; 23 cm

”The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.  It has been republished a number of times over the past century, including the latest publication which was by the Easton Press in 1993, which is currently out of print.”

5. On the Nature and Existence of God
by Richard M. Gale (*1932)
Cambridge University Press; Norwalk, CT, 1999
Paperback, Reprinted
422 p. ; 23 cm.

”First published in 1991 this is Richard Gale’s critical response to the plethora of defences of theism published in the 1980s. While this book out of print, currently it is also available as a print on demand edition.”


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