The Masquerade Erotic Newsletter. January/February 1995. Vol. 4, No. 1
New York: Masquerade Books, Inc., 1995. Quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated wraps.
January/February 1995 issue of erotic publisher Richard Kasak’s sex positive magazine. A former co-owner of Times Square paperback shop Bookmasters and a one-time Grove Press editor, Kasak later helmed the now-defunct Masquerade Books, once the world’s largest publishers of erotica, along with gay and lesbian imprints Bad Boy and Rosebud. Beginning in the early 1990s, the bimonthly magazine featured erotic fiction, book and video reviews, fetish photography, exposés, interviews with sex workers and industry insiders, and more. This issue features photography by downtown fetish photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern, a series with Kern in front of the lens by Laure Leber, a photo series by fetish photographer Housk Randall, poetry by Michael Lassell and Lovechild, and more. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, drawings, reproductions, ads and classifieds. Minor creasing and edgewear to wraps. Near fine. Item #6592