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Ads Nauseum

"A large gleaming machine with an opening at one end was wheeled in, and once again the cycle ran its Micronite Filter. Mild, Smooth Taste. For All the Right Reasons. Kent. America’s Quality Cigarette. King Size or Deluxe 100s."

Paul Collins has a typically smart and fascinating column in the NYT this week about the (mercifully past) era of advertisements bound directly into paperback books. Though the heyday was in the 1960s and 1970s, even Charles Dickens wasn't immune, over a hundred years earlier.

December 1, 2007 in Books | Permalink