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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.
Paris: August (1923). 4to. This edition of the periodical is dedicated to "Les Gauchesses" and has numerous illustrations by Martin related to "Un Sport a la Mode: l'Inversion." The illustrations all relate to homosexuality in one way or another; one refers specifically to Oscar Wilde. Very good, previously folded, small tears and light browning to covers.
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.
[Paris?] : [Massot], [between 1958 and 1961]. 66pp. First edition of this erotic text written in 1932 while the author was living on Francis Picabia's yacht moored in Cannes. Andre Gide contributes an extensive introduction to the work, which is a recounting of Massot's homosexual experiences. The author, a member of the Dada movement also describes the artistic and literary circles of Montparnasse with memories of Eric Satie and Marcel Duchamp. Very good in lightly faded wrappers, unbound as issued, paper lightly browned, #122 of 220 copies. It appears that this may be a trade edition of the text published by Pierre-André-Benoit in 1959, which appeared in an edition of 55 copies with an illustration of the author by Jacques Villon.
Paris: Contact Publishing Co. (1923). One of the first publications of McAlmon's press, so named because of it's affinities with his earlier collection of stories, A Hasty Bunch. McAlmon arrived in Paris several years earlier and married Bryher, who financed his Contact Editions. A very good copy in original buff wrappers, spine a bit browned, with slight chipping.
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.
Zurich: Der Kreis (1962). An unbound set of the complete year of 12 issues for 1962. It was published in German, French and English and contained articles on literature, art and culture and each edition contained photographs and artwork, many by renowned artists. Artwork by George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, George Platt Lynes, Jean Boullet and stories by James Barr, Michael Kuzmin and others. In Hubert Kennedy's book The Ideal Gay Man, which chronicles the history of Der Kreis, Kennedy describes the magazine as having been "the world's most important journal promoting the legal and social rights of gay men" for much of its publication period and one of very few such journals in Europe at the time.Additionally, it remains the only gay publication to include editorial content in three languages. (Wikipedia) In 2014, the magazine's history was documented in a Swiss docudrama film eponymously titled The Circle. The film, which features a mix of historical footage from the 1950s and dramatizations of events, won the Teddy Award and the Panorama Audience Award in the documentary category at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. All issues are very good condition with minimal cover wear, one issue has small stain to cover.
Bâle: Impr. exclusivement pour les membres de la Société des bibliophiles, les amis des lettres et des arts galants, [ND.]. are clandestine printing of Gay & Douce 3 highly indecent poems; each of 3 poems is prefixed with the information provided by the orig issue its own title page. Our specimen without the 3 pediments, which were added only a few copies (s. Dutel 857). Very good in marbled paper boards, slight chip to bottom of spine, marbled endpapers, original wrappers not present.
Sparta: Volume 3, Number 1 (1967). 64pp. This issue of the teen heartthrob magazine has extensive coverage of the immortal Davy Jones ("A Groovy Date Day with Davy") as well as the other Monkees. The magazine inspired countless fans of every persuasion, including the writer Dennis Cooper, Numerous photographs. Very good in wrappers.
Paris: Gazette des Beaux Art (1901). 4to. 16pp. An illustrated essay by Montesquiou on the French painter that appeared in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in February of 1901. The essay brought new attention to the artist and Montesquiou wrote about him in future years, as well. See Bertrand, Les curiosités esthé tiques de Robert de Montesquiou @339-42. Very good in original wrappers, slightly browned, bound in decorative boards, several small abrasions to spine. Uncommon.
London: Privately Printed (1923). Hardcover. Uranian poems by the publisher of many such works. One of 50 special large paper copies. Very good, small adhesion to front cover, bookplate of Uranian collector Anthony Reid (by Ralph Chubb). Photographic frontispiece of a nude boy opposite title page and another similar image opposite page 62.
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.