Londres: Siegle, Hill & Co. (1909). 34pp. A quite uncommon collection of homoerotic poetry printed in England, but distributed by Messein in France. The collection includes a number of erotic poems, including 'Adolescents", "Corydon", "l'Éphèbe" and "Sonnet pour un Androgyne". An attractive publication with a Beardsley-esque frontispiece of a faun's head and decorative covers. The author died quite young in a bus accident, but produced several similar collections and contributed to Pan: Revue Libre and Mercure de France. Very good in wrappers, decorative frontispiece, bound in lightly worn green boards.
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Paris: Sartorius (1874). 284pp. A diatribe by the prolific writer, which articulates every conceivable moral abomination afoot in Germany at the time, including infanticides, prostitution, homosexuality and a host of other perversities. Very good in wrappers, very light occasional spotting. Uncommon.
London: David Nutt (1893). 4to. This hitherto unpublished manuscript is presented here by Lane, who contributes an Introduction. The drama appears to track the story of Narcissus as told by Ovid, with appearances by Tiresias and Cephisus. One of only sixty numbered copies. Very good in rather soiled paper boards, corners a little bumped.
Paris (15 April 1926). # 141 & 142. A variety of contributors comment on homosexuality in French literature- Rachilde, Mauriac, Andre Billy, and various others. The relevant portions of volume 141 have been extracted from the volume and bound in paper wrappers. Volume 142 is very good in original wrappers. Also included is the 1993 GKC reprint which contains supplementary essays,
Paris: La Review Sans Titre (1924). 8vo. 81pp. The true first edition of this collection of gay-themed poetry written and published by Guy Lévis-Mano, illustrated with ten woodblock prints by "Lucien Lovel" (a pseudonym for Gaston Poulain). Levis-Mano went on to be a highly regarded publisher whose creative typography has become easily recognizable. A very good copy with light spotting to covers, small tear and light foxing to prelims. Inscribed by Levis-Mano in the year of publication on front endpaper. Only one copy in American institutions.
Wiesbaden: Bergmann (1908). 35pp. An examination of the historical legal issues relative to homosexuality, written in the midst of the Harden–Eulenburg affair. The author references Hirschfeld, Hossli and others who had written about similar issues. Very good in blue wrappers, light wear to spine. Uncommon.
Paris: La Connaissance (1928). The rare biography of Pallavicino (1615-1644) the controversial priest who authored a number of provocative satires on the Roman curia and the house of Barberini. He was also reputed for some time to have authored the controversial treatise on sodomy, Alcibiade Enfant a l'Ecole. After a price had been put on his head, he was eventually betrayed and beheaded. A lovely copy in the original wrappers, bound in a full leather binding with red morocco spine-lable. One of 500 hand numbered copies. Uncommon.
Giraud: Paris (1885) 378pp. This naturalistic novel is perhaps the author's most highly regarded work and is an early work with lesbian characters. The author was a member of the Académie Goncourt and frequently wrote about the struggle for equality and women's rights. Very good in 1/4 leather boards, edgewear to boards, wrappers not present.