Jacob Brussel

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Jacob R. Brussel (June 21, 1899 – October 1979)[1] was an antiquarian bookseller and publisher in New York whose firm J.R. Brussel also dealt in pornography. He published a pirated edition of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller and the first part of Oragenitalism by Gershon Legman in 1940, but was raided and jailed for three years.


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