Mint, Unopened First Edition of “Sex” - 1992
Extremely rare and highly desirable Limited First Edition (US) of Madonna – Sex. As New, unopened. Serialized but number is unknown since it is printed on the back of the metal book cover (sealed inside the metallic plastic wrap). Includes the Erotic CD in its original wrap, as well as the original comic book. A spectacular mint copy of the book commonly known as “The Madonna Sex Book.” Hardcover spiral bound aluminum stamped and die cut sheets with serial number embossed on lower edge of the rear panel as issued. Packaging has some wear and minor scratches on surface.
Sex is the controversial, pictorial book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel Studio and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. The book was edited by Glenn O’Brien. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books, an accompaniment to Madonna’s fifth studio album Erotica, which was released a day earlier.
Featured in the book, aside from unknown models, are actress Isabella Rossellini, rappers Big Daddy Kane and Vanilla Ice, model Naomi Campbell, gay porn star Joey Stefano, actor Udo Kier, socialite Tatiana von Fürstenberg, and nightclub owner Ingrid Casares.
Certain pages included collages of ripped and pasted prints (including some that were stapled together), proof sheets and entire pages in both monochrome & full color. The text of the book varies from handwritten to printed, with eye-bending styles of typefaces and colors.
Included with the book is a CD packaged in silver Mylar packaging that resembles a condom. The CD contains a stripped down version of “Erotica”, titled “Erotic”. Although the sound is similar to Erotica, the song’s lyrics consist of passages read by Madonna from the book.
In spite of the controversy and negative reviews, Sex sold 150,000 copies on the day of its release in the USA alone. Three days later all 1.5 million copies of the first edition were sold out worldwide, making Sex the most successful coffee table book ever released. Today this book remains the #1 most requested out-of-print book on Bookfinder.com’s annual survey.