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Baege, A.; Mehner, Hannelore; Thomas, Reinhard & Uhse, Klaus (Photographers). SONS OF THE SUN ("SOHNE DER SONNE"/"FILS DU SOLEIL") . New York City, NY: Lyle Stuart, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 65 pages. Fine.

Collection of male nudes. One of the most influential and most important male erotic photography titles ever published. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Published simultaneously in the original German as well as French, British, and American Editions. The book is now rare. A brilliant production by Stephenson Verlag Flensburg: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by A. Baege, Hannelore Mehne, Reinhard Thomas, and Klaus Uhse. There is minimal prefatory text. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in West Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents male nudes, almost all of them full-frontal, that anticipate by more than twenty years such contemporary classics as "Bear Pond". All of the models are German, and they are strikingly handsome, modern-day gods that recall the Ancient Age: "Their bodies demonstrate the symbols of vigor. Like Hercules, the divine hero of strength. Their nakedness is like that of proud Adonis, the lover of Aphrodite, the goddess of love: Virile, without blemish, and beautiful. Men brimming with the joy of living, full of enthusiasm for games and contests, and fulfilled with bursting energy: Sons of the Sun" (Preface). No collection is complete without this period piece, a "must-have" title for erotic art photography collectors. This title has been out-of-print for more than forty years and is now very highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and is in unusually fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare copy thus. Some of the finest photographers of the male nude. A fine collectible copy. . $150.00

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