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Buenos Aires (1923). 2 vols. Considered by some to be a classic of its genre of the 1920s, the book created problems for its author for its portrayal of outré lifestyles. Originally published in French several years earlier, this edition is part of the Los Selectos series published in Argentina Good in stapled wrappers, light wear to covers and browning to paer.
Neuchatel: [Société des Bibliophiles Cosmopolites] (1873). 97pp. The first reprint of these notorious revolutionary tracts regarding sodomy, originally published in 1790, all of which are now extremely rare. Les Enfans de Sodome a l'Assemblée Nationale ou Députation de l'Ordre de la Manchette lists a great number of individuals by name, all of whom were accused of homosexual acts, causing an uproar when it originally appeared. Very good in contemporary 1/4 morocco binding, raised bands, gilt design marbled endpapers, small bookplate on front pastedown one of only 100 numbered copies (copy #62). Rare.
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. Very good in original wrappers, the endpaper bears the signature of Jane Heap, editor of The Little Review.
New York and Paris: Harrison of Paris (1931). 175pp. The sixth publication of this distinguished publisher, designed by Monroe Wheeler and printed in Paris. Wheeler commissioned Maurice Barraud to contribute illustrations for the text, which are stencil-coloured by Eugéne Charpentier, one of only a small number of books illustrated by Barraud. Of a total edition of 595 copies, this is one of only fifty special numbered copies (XXXVI) printed on Imperial Japan vellum and bound in 1/4 morocco boards with illustrated front board, gilt top edge, raised bands, slipcased. A very good copy, slight wear to spine with very small chip to leather spine, leather edges of slipcase lightly worn. A very good copy, rather uncommon in this state.Wheeler collaborated with a number of important writers, artists and typographers to produce some of the great examples of printing during this period.
Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle (1896) 418pp. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Uncommon book of poetry by the French aesthete and Proustian character. Original cover illustration designed by Paul Helleu. Very good in original wrappers, very slight wear, bound in blue linen boards with spine label, light wear to covers.
London: Roberts and Newton (1928). Nicholson's last published collection of verse and one of the last books published by any in the Uranian circle. Very good in brown linen boards,a little sunning and closed tear to edges on spine, small stain on rear board, previous owner's penned signature on endpaper and penciled notes on rear endpapers.
Garcia Monge: San Jose de Costa Rica (1923). 150pp. A collection of short essays on a variety of subjects by the Uruguayan writer, some of which were extracted from earlier publications. Very good in leather boards, light brownign to endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the author to Enrique Canepa on endpaper.
Paris: Salt & Cedar (2021). A boxed artist's multiple, les années 20, that features the addresses of a dozen luminaries inhabiting the Left Bank in the 1920's, printed as slim calling cards with one-line addresses. A hand-typeset ‹key› reveals the studios and salons of Sylvia Beach, Man Ray, James Joyce, Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas and others in their networks, along with the names of the rare fonts used. All wrapped in a vintage Japanese gossamer. Printed on a FAG Swiss proofing press. Contents laid into a bespoke box produced in Stockholm. One of 140 copies issued by this creative press.
London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. lg 8vo. Termed a "book of monologues" by the author, the short works have titles such as: "Faint," "Sob." "Was," etc. "In general, to help a man is like reviving an assassin who has designs on your life. For beyond the truth that most men are naturally your enemies, the one who solicits your help shews by the very act that you have something which he has not, and which he cannot like you for having." Chocolate brown cloth, lettered in gilt. First edition, second binding, with Grant Richards's imprint at the toe of the spine. Very good, light wear to edges.