Privately Published (1920). 4to. The first edition of this collection of five homoerotic stories, illustrated with 7 hand colored images by Rudolf Pütz. Von Busse (1885-1939) was an artist and prominent theater director and editor of the magazine "Die Scene". The book was seized by the authorities and banned shortly after publication, but despite this, another edition appeared the following year, which was also seized and destroyed. See Goodbye to Berlin? 100 Jahre Schwulenbewegung @111; Bilderlex. IV, 254f. Hergemöller, Mann fur Mann @ 170. Polunbi 109. A modern reprint was issued in 1993, albeit without all of the images in the present volume. One of 100 specially numbered copies all of which are hand colored and signed by the author. Very good in red paper boards, marbled endpapers, some wear to spine, but internally very good.
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