This book from 1954 features a good example of artistic censorship. The island native that is the target of the Lord of the Isles is exotic, attractive and has all the secondary sexual characteristics of a Barbie doll. She has breasts, but the artist made sure the cover art could hint at raciness while still being tame enough to put out on a sales rack by leaving out the details of the areolas. The island girl isn't nude, the figure has been rendered gender-neutral while at the same time suggesting sexiness.
Bought last week for a quarter. It's value has depreciated only a dime since 1954.
Tags: Cover art Censorship