Are Petting Parties Dangerous? The Low-Down on Petting, The Great American Art. [Little Blue Book No. 1283]
Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius, 1928. 32mo, saddle-stapled wraps (2 staples). Gibbs 1283, first record printing, in first wrapper state.
One of the scarcer books in the series, and a superb one, written by Jim Thompson's mentor, and author of the Rideout novels The Green Corn Rebellion and Pretty Boy.
"Erotic enjoyment is supposed to have reached its highest cultivation in France or in Persia, but today any American village may boast its adepts. American petting is less exotic and more vigorous than are the amorous arts of other lands. It has the robust character one might expect from its close association with automobiles, country roads and corn whiskey."
Very food, with heavy fading to wraps and rubbing to spine ends, and a couple faint stains to cover, but a sturdy example of what is likely the first printing. Item #30573