Buenos Aires: Privately Printed (1959). A collection of erotic poems, including :"Sodoma'; "Safo"; "Giles de Rais"; "El Vamprio"; "El Divino Marqués" among others. Undoubtedly printed in a small edition, this example bears a long inscription from the author. Very good in lightly worn wrappers. Uncommon.
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London: Heineman (1958). Tales of travels in India by the inveterate traveller and writer. This copy is inscribed by the author (who discovered it in Calcutta in 1974). Cameron has been described as “the aesthete’s aesthete” and, along with his mother (Enid, Countess of Kenmare, aka “The Lady Who Killed All Her Husbands) were well known in society circles. Very good in blue boards, effaced inscription on endpaper, slightly dusty with occasional foxing.
A collection of nineteen original signed (or stamped with the artist's name) black and white photographs of male nudes. The format varies from 4" x 6" to 6" x 7" and one image is 8" x 12" (which bears a penciled notation in the artist's hand indicating the date (1982), the tirage and copyright. Caprio, a native of Grenoble, achieved great success with his portraits of male nudes in the 1980s and much of this work was collected in a volume entitled Men, published by Pierre-Marcel Favre in 1986. The photographs are in very good condition.
Paris: Librairie de l'art indépendant (1914). Parts III and IV (Who Shall Command the Heart) of Carpenter's landmark Towards Democracy, which appeared in installments over a number of years. This edition was translated by Marcelle Senard.Very good in original brown wrappers, light edgewear. Uncommon.
New York: Antinous Press (2007). 4to. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Beautifully presented collection of color photographs and artwork by the French artist, whose work remains largely unknown. The images are primarily of male nudes, many in outdoor settings, with surrealistic imagery. Introduction by David Deiss.
London (1699). 31pp. 8vo. A record of the famous Castlehaven sodomy trial in 1631. The 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was convicted of abetting the rape of his wife and of committing sodomy with his male servants and the trial was a spectacular sex scandal, resulting in the execution of Castlehaven and his servants. Light age yellowing, occasional spotting, 3 leaves trimmed, evident glue stain from repair at gutter throughout, modern blue cloth, new endpapers, a little rubbed. Bookseller's description tipped on to rear pastedown (from 1948).
London: T. Wright, Essex Street, Strand; and Sold by G. Kearsley, No 46, near Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street, (1776). folio. 7pp. A record of the famous Castlehaven sodomy trial in 1631, which fed on the “sodomite-hunting” that was rampant during the period. The 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was convicted of abetting the rape of his wife and of committing sodomy with his male servants and the trial was a spectacular sex scandal, resulting in the execution of Castlehaven and his servants. A report disbound from A Complete Collection of State Trials, this extractis chapter XXXI.
Capri: Cerio e Pignalosa (ND). 4to., 18pp. A large format illustrated history of Capri, published by Cerio's Le Pagine dell'isola series. The illustrations were done in the 1940s by Partricia Mertig and present mostly touristic perspectives of life on Capri, several of which are fully illustrated. Magazine format, folded with light edgewear and small tears. Uncommon.
Capri (1944). Charming book about the legend of the blue lizard of Capri- "one of the most beautiful love stories of Capri" in the words of the author. Decorated throughout with woodblock illustrations, one of which is hand colored. Very good in illustrated wrappers. A charming and uncommon book. One of 1,000 numbered copies, although considerably scarcer than the limitation implies.
Capri: Le Pagine Dell'Isola (ND). 23pp. An illustrated history of Capri by its most famous historian. Printed letterpress with several woodcut illustrations and photographs. Particular emphasis on the myths of the island and an extended discussion of Tiberius and Augustus. Very good in illustrated wrappers. Laid in is a large folded map of the island.