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1 Travis, Alan Bound and Gagged
Profile Books 2000 1861972296 / 9781861972293 First UK edition-first printing Hardcover Near fine Near fine Book 
Near fine condition.Profile Books,2000.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small dent/nick on the edge of the back cover) with Dj(some nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover,small colour mark on the edge of the back Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings.Nice and clean pages as new with two small ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small nick on the edge of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.347pp including List of illustrations,a note on sources,notes,index.A collectable first edition.

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Review: This book summarizes a number of censorship controversies in England during the 20th century. Many have previously been documented at length, but have been unavailable for some time, for example the OZ trials, the Lady Chatterley case, Mrs Whitehouse's attempted prosecution of the National Theatre, and it is useful to have some of the details on hand, if only to remind ourselves how ludicrous the British have been in their treatment of serious artists who have tried to deal openly with sexual matters. The book, though not overtly, is clearly on the side of the writer, painter, playwright rather than of the Home Office, and it must surely be clear to most people, reading of the farcical activities of past Home Secretaries and private prosecutors, just how impossible (not to say inadvisable) it is to censor the human imagination. 
Price: 19.80 GBP


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