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Didier Millet (1996). 1st Edition. Hardcover. The only collection of photographs by this talented artist, who was friends with many in the artistic and literary worlds. Photographs of Graham Greene, Harold Acton, Bryher, Noel Coward, Janet Flanner, Peggy Guggenheim, Sybille Bedford, Margot Fonteyn and many others. Also included are landscapes and Italian cityscapes. Fine as issued in original wrappers, limited to 500 copies. The book was never released commercially and is quite rare.
Bernhard Zack, Treptow, 1912. 327pp. 3rd. ed. The first modern sports novel written by the Scottish anarchist and longtime gay activist. The novel [The Swimmer] has only recently been translated into English and remains an important record of early swimmer and diving competitions in Berlin, about which the author was quite keen. Some critics have described the novel as a significant document about anarchism in its portrayal of the struggles between the individual and the constraints imposed by society (in this case the sports club). Subsequent to the publication of this book in 1901 (and after the death of his mother), he turned much of his energy to the publication of gay poems and stories (writing under the pseudonym "Sagitta" as well as writings on anarchism. His "Sagitta" books were declared obscene in 1909, and this new revised edition of Der Schwimmer is quite uncommon. See Kennedy, Reading John Henry Mackay. This edition is imited edition to 50 signed and numbered copies (this being "23'), original plain paper wrappers chipped at edges and worn and cracked at spine.
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.
Paris: Imprimerie Crété 1922-1923. The complete run of the short-lived French satirical magazine consisting of 23 issues. Founded by Emile Merle, each issue of the review was illustrated by a sole artist, including Gus Bofa, Sem, P. Falké, L. Laforge, Boris, J. Hémard, Roubille, Vertès, Charles Martin, Text includes works by P. Reboux, M. Dekobra, Séverine, Ch.-H. Hirsh, R. Dorgelès, G. Chérau, R. de Jouvenel, H. Béraud, Curnonsky, P. Mac Orlan, M. Achard, Galtier-Boissière, Colette, F. de Miomandre and others. Of particular interest is the issue entitled "Les Gauchesses" which has numerous illustrations by Martin related to "Un Sport a la Mode: l'Inversion." Very good in linen binding, all wrappers present.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office (1949). 66pp. A rather odd publication of the Privy Council which analyzes the respective physiques of city vs. town dwellers, immigrants vs. natives, etc. with extensive statistical information. The information is collated by county, most of which appears to have been gathered during the war years. Very good in original wrappers, slight browning to wrappers.
Naples: The English Book-Press: R. Rispoli (1906). sm. 8vo. , 205, . original grey wrappers printed in red, [vi], 205,  pp. 1st Edition. Soft cover. First edition of the first novel by an American with both an explicit gay theme and a sympathetic attitude toward its gay characters. Styled a “little psychological romance” by the author, the novel recounts the growing love between a middle-aged British aristocrat and a Hungarian military officer. According to the colophon, Imre was “Privately printed in a limited edition,” and, although the limitation is unstated, scholars have long debated the publishing history of this book, as well as that of the author’s other great work on homosexuality, The Intersexes. Although it appears that Imre was ostensibly issued in an edition of 500 copies, the book is far rarer than The Intersexes, which was limited to only 100 numbered copies. Scholars agree that the prime reason for the scarcity of Imre is because many copies were destroyed in the great Messina earthquake of 1908. Edward I. Stevenson was born in New Jersey in 1868 and, although he passed the state bar examination, he began writing books instead. Writing under his own name, his literary output ranged from several novels for boys with faintly Uranian tones to various collections of short stories and music criticism. But his greatest legacies, by far, were Imre and The Intersexes, not just rarities of early 20th-century American literature, but also groundbreaking books with enduring influence. Each is a founding document of modern lesbian and gay studies, and each seems to have required its author’s expatriation and his assumption of a closelyguarded pseudonym, in order to be published. The present example is unique and quite significant in that it includes a previously unknown page tipped into the text, which identifies where the book could be purchased. The publishing history of the book has always been extremely cloudy, no doubt because of Stevenson’s frequent obfuscations about the true identity of the Very good in original printed wrappers with light cover wear and light wear to spine. The cover and title page bear the revised 1908 date of publication sticker, also present in other copies of the book. Only three institutions currently hold copies (Harvard, Cornell, British Library). Quite rare.
Paris (1922). Paris (1922). McAlmon was the founder of Contact Editions, publisher of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Ernest Hemingway, among others. This is the author's second book, a collection of stories, published at his own expense and it Includes the gay story "A Boy's Discovery". One of 300 copies, printed by Maurice Darantiére in Dijon. Young 2601. Good in original wrappers, slight cracking to spine.