Leipzig: Leipziger Verlag, . Fuchs was a leading member of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee and published a number of essays on homosexuality in various publications. He is particularly known for his work Richard Wagner und die Homosexualität, published the previous year. Keilson-Lauritz, Dis Geschichte der eigenen Geschichte; Eldorado 1984 @ 49; Hergmöller, Mann für Mann @ 257-58. Good in rather worn wrappers, wear at spine. Quite uncommon. $425.
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Paris: Alyscamps Press (1994). The Ode was originally published in April 1926 in the Revista de Occidente and is considered one of the finest paeans to friendship in Spanis and Lorca greatly admired Dali's work for its symmetry, objectivity and lack of sentimentality. This English translation by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno was issued in an edition of 100 signed broadsides (#22) and incorporates two half-tone photographs of the pair taken in the 1920s. Very good on handmade Zerkall paper (60 cm x 40 cm).
Paris: La Revue Blanche (15 mars 1896). Gauthier-Villars was a French fin-de-siecle writer and music critic who is today mostly known as the mentor and first husband of Colette. This short essay was written several years after his marriage to Colette and is a response to an article written by Oscar Panizza about the appeal of Wagner's Parsifal to homosexuals. The essay references Ulrichs and Oscar Wilde and is one of several essays on related subjects that appeared in the same year in La Revue Blanche (by Lord Alfred Douglas, Charles Kains Jackson and others). Very good in original wrappers, front cover lightly worn.
Trier (1942-1944) (3" x 4 1/4"). A unique WWII prison album of 15 black and white photographs and 1 negative documenting a romance between two French prisoners of war interned at the Stalag XII-D in Trier, Germany. Spanning a period between November 1942 and May 1944, most of the photographs and inscriptions on versos reveal a romance between Francis Garnier-Arnoul (the owner of the album) and a certain Christian. Among the inscriptions are the following: "Te connaitre, te voir, t'aimer. Bien douces choses Kiki. Gardons et profitons de ces jours heureux en souhaitant que cela puisse continuer. Ch" (To know you, to see you, to love you. Sweet things Kiki. Let's enjoy and always remember these hapy days withthe hope that this may last. Ch). "Trois jours que je ne t'ai vu. C'est long. Crois moi. Le soir je te verrai, et ma joie reviendra. Si tu pouvais lire en moi-meme maintent. Christian." (Three days I have not seen you. It's long. believe me. This evening I will see you, and my joy will return. If you could read me right now. Christian). "Unis par la pensee et par le coeur. Toujours l'un avec l'autre. Christian." (United by the mind and the heart. Always with each other. Christian) This wallet-size album contains five photographs showing the two lovers together (including one duplicate). Other photographs depict some of Francis' friends at the camp (Bruno, Louison, Elie, as well as a Dutch prisoner of war named Henk Timmer). Included are photographs indicating that the two lovers were part of the team publishing the Stalag newspaper. Five of the 15 photographs are inscribed by fellow prisoners of war who befriended Francis during their captivity. Most of the original photographs measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", with one measuring 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" . Very good, album is partly rubbed along edges, with paper string missing, most plastic sleeves to house the photographs are split or missing. Photographs in very good condition.
Paris: L'Édition Moderne . 287pp. A novel centered around the story of Antinoüs and his love for the Emperor Hadrian. One of several collaborations between the two accomplished authors. A good copy in decorative wrappers, light wear to covers with small chips and closed tears to wrappers. It appears the original wrappers have been tipped on to a replacement paper spine. Warmly inscribed by both authors on endpaper.
Eton: R.I. Drake ; London: Simpkin, Marshall (1884). 84pp. sm 8vo. Eton tales, revolving around the exploits of a boy named "Jickling." The attribution of this small book is unclear- there is a penciled notation in this copy (Oliver Brett's) that the author was E.C. Grenville-Murray, but most others attribute it to W. H. Tucker. A very good copy in Eton blue boards, bookplate of Oliver Brett (3d Viscount of Esher) on front pastedown, his pencilled signature on endpaper, and his ownership ink stamp on front half-title. In addition, there is a bookplate of John Baker on endpaper.
Paris: Librairie Marcel Rivière (1955). 23pp. A record of the Guérin's observations of the Spanish Civil War and his call for an end to fascism in all of its manifestations. The author was an articulate spokesman for anarchism and an early and ardent proponent of free love and homosexuality. He was a leading figure in the French Left from the 1930s until his death in 1988. Very good in lightly browned staple wrappers, some tearing at spine. Uncommon.
Monaco: Éditions du Rocher (1962). sm. 4to. 94pp. A frankly autobiographical essay about the author's homosexuality, illustrated with five drawings by André Masson. Guérin wrote a number of works focusing on anarchism and was a close friend of André Gide. Very good in wrappers, one of 200 special numbered copies.
London: Rivingtons (1913). 3rd ed. Hardcover. A revised edition printed on heavy rag papers. Laid into this copy are two ALS both in the hand of the translator James Hallard. The first ALS, a postcard to the editor of the Athenaeum, which seeks to have the book reviewed. The seconf ALS, also a postcard is addressed to F.W. Lucas, the Cambridge scholar, responding to a letter from Hallard about a forthcoming revision of the text. Very good in red buckram boards, somewhat sunned.
Paris: Contact Publishing (1923). 61pp. In addition to being considered one of the foremost American painters of the first half of the 20th century, Hartley also wrote poems, essays, and stories. His book Twenty-five Poems was published by Robert McAlmon in Paris in 1923. First edition, signed by Hartley on the title page, from an edition surmised to be only 300 copies. Original gray wrappers printed in black, in original glassine sleeve. 7 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (19.5 x 14.5 cm); 60 pp., unopened. A superlative copy of the volume, the glassine with a few chips.
Paris: Bibliothèque d'hygiène des deux sexes (1891). 117pp. Essay on the causes and effects of homosexuality by the prolific doctor who wrote on a wide variety of related issues. The doctor also has helpful hints on curing such disorders, which include loose fitting clothing and not spending too much time in soft beds. The book went through several editions. A good copy in worn wrappers, with loss to spine, small tears to edges.
Paris: Ollendorf (1923). 1st Edition. Soft cover. One of the most important pre-War gay novels written in France. The novel has strong revolutionary elements of anarchism, and captures the spirit of the age, including vivid descriptions of the drag balls of Paris. The protagonist, an academic, falls in love with his friend Didier, but the relationship is complicated by Didier's sister Hélène, who also loves Ryls. Very good in original wrappers, light browning. Tamagne, Thèse, 543 ; Barbedette, 310.
(NP: ND). 43pp. Soft cover. A collection of the "coarser poems" of the seventeenth century poet. This appears to be an appendix to another edition, not present here. Although undated, the collection appears to date from the late nineteenth century, although perhaps a bit earlier, Very good in plain brown wrappers with penned label, covers a bit worn. An oddity, only weveral OCLC holdings.
Leipzig: Max Spohr (1901). 616pp. The third volume of this long-running series, with works by Richard von Krafft-Ebing ("Recent studies in the field of homosexuality") and Magnus Hirschfeld ("Are sexual intermediates for marriage for?"), along with a detailed bibliography of homosexuality for the year 1900. Very good in original binding, light discoloration on spine from an old label, small ownership stamp on front pastedown, light edgewear and bumping to corners.
Sydney (1965). sm 4to. 120pp. The first book by the distinguished art historian on the work of this Australian painter and eccentric. Heavily illustrated appraisal of the romantic artist's oeurve, from his paintings in Bali to those of the many boys he surrounded himself with. Very good in very good jacket, spine sunned. Warmly inscribed by Friend to Robin Maugham on endpapers.
[Alès] : [PAB] (1974). 12pp. One of several homoerotic works by Jouhandeau published by his friend Pierre-Andre Benoit. The works were all published anonymously and issued in very small editions. One of 40 numbered copies (#37), printed on heavyweight handmade paper. Near fine in original white printed wrappers.
Leipzig, M. Spohr (1897). 276pp. The quite rare treatise on Greek love, which advocated the creation of an organization to promote homosexual rights. Issued by Max Spohr in the same year that he also published Hirschfeld's Sappho und Sokrates, it became one of the foundational books of the gay right's movement in Germany. See Beachy, Berlin Berlin: Birthplace of Modern Gay Identity @ 89. The Viennese sexologist published several works on the subject pseudonymously, all of which are quite scarce, having largely been destroyed during the Nazi regime. He had a particular interest in the artistic sensibility of gay writers and musicians and wrote extensively on the subject. A good copy, binding is worn at edges and spine, paper label on spine, tape reinforcement to front hinge, bookplate on endpaper. Scarce.
Elysium Press (2005). Soft cover. A short story about a penpal relationship between "Marraine," ostensibly a middle aged provincial French spinster (but actually an ageing male bank clerk), and a French legionnaire serving in the Far East. Jullian paints an amusing portrait of this long distance courtship and brings the tale to a surprising conclusion. Printed letterpress in an edition of 100 copies, with illustration by the author. Fine in floral wallpaper wrappers.