Dian Hanson's The History of Girly Magazines: 1900-1969 (Klotz)
It all started around 1900, and wouldn’t you know the French were the first? Whether you call them men’s sophisticates, nudie books, or girly magazines, this long-ignored art form has a rich international history. Author Dian Hanson, a girly magazine editor for 25 years, follows the evolution of the genre from 19th century France...more
Chapter 4 refers to the Spicy Pulps with lots of images of covers from pulps like Snappy through Spicy Detective.
The rest of the book covers girly magazines from various countries and various periods in time.
Definitely an interesting book.