Man's World Incorporating 'Body Sculpture' : No. 1 Vol. 2. January, 1954; No 4, Vol 2, April, 1954; No 5, Vol 2, May, 1954; No 8, Vol 2, August 1954; No 10, Vol 2, October, 1954; June, 1955; July, 1955; September, 1955
Man's World Publishing Co. Ltd. London. 1954. Softcover, with dust jacket. 9 copies, 8 issues (complete). Please note that there are TWO copies of August 1954 in this bundle. The copies range from briefly hetero to devotedly homo, from the scruffy to the very neat. Jan, 1954: Covermen: Earl Knapp, Norman Bowler, Reg Skilton. Other muscle models include: Jim Saunders, Peter Deacon, Tom May, Kono, Steve Reeves. Many articles on muscle building and body sculpture for both men and women. The covers are much worn, scuffed and marked. The contents also have wear about the edges from storage and handling. The pages are a little tanned here and there from newsprint quality. Otherwise, the contents are certain, sure. April, 1954: models inside include: Charlie Button, Dennis Drinkwater, Pete Gunn. Many articles, fewer photos. The back cover is missing. The front cover is worn about all edges. The contents have some creasing, light wear. The pages are clean, clear, a little tanned from newsprint quality. May, 1954: inside models include: Spencer Churchill, O Banerjee, Sailen Ghosh, Les Searle, Steve Reeves etc. The covers have light wear about the edges from handling. They are lightly scuffed. They are certain, secure. Many articles. The contents are tidy, neat. August 1954: cover: John Cretoria, Doreen and the McDaniel brothers!. Inside models include: A Zwerchowski, James Manning, Frank Roper, Peter Wardle, Jean Ladeuze, James Mathe etc. The covers of both copies have wear, scuffing, creasing. They are benign and sure. The contents are mild-mannered, placid. They are a little marked, worn from use, occasionally marked from ownership, but in general smart, neat. October, 1954: Steve Reeves, Juan Ferrero, John Grimek, Gordon Wyer, Jack Park, Ken Barker and others. A matey copy. There is wear about the edges of the cover and the pages from handling. The pages are otherwise placid, secure, sure, clean and clear. June 1955: cover: Glenn Bishop; other models: Peter Homes, Clive Poster, Johnny Holden, John Yearsley, Petros Gregory, Vic Durant, Raymond Swales and many others! More photos, fewer articles, the posing is less formulaic and more creative. The covers have a little wear and are tidy, sure. The contents are very smart, clean and clear, convivial, bold. July 1955: Cover: Billy Cerdas; inside models: Corrie Pretorius, Norman Hibberd, Walter Redhead, Henry Downs, Joe Survilas, Gordon Wyer, Don Tunty, Enrico Tomas, Gene Meyer and many more! Again the poses are creative, even courageous (for the time). The covers and contents are neat, clean and clear, confident, generous, bountiful. September 1955: Cover: Derek Bottomley; other models: Joe Robinson, Ray Caswell, Tony Hall, Norman Mann, Dic DuBois, Gus Mayor, Norman Levy, Clive Poster, Alan Fung, Bud Counts, Jerry Ross, Kirwin Kosewski and many others! A pleasing copy. Clean, clear, poised, smart, healthy. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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