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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.
Glasgow: Robert Maclehouse (1917). 92pp. Busk was a student at Harrow and Cambridge and an accomplished pilot. The memorial book includes letters written by Busk, as well as a biography by his mother and letters of condolence. Good in blue boards, small stains to cover, light wear to edges and spine. Ownership signature of Robert William Mayo on front pastedown, along with his ink stamp on ffep. (He was later a Rear -Admiral in the Royal Navy). Tipped-in sheet with Mrs. Busk’s compliments.
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.
[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.
Saint-Maxant (1990). A collection of eleven letters written by the French writer and Academician to a young gay priest in the 1930s and 1940s, some of which are reproduced in facsimile. Introduction by Andre Dalbigny, S.J. This is the first appearance of these letters and they are an important insight into a part of the writer's life that is not widely known. One of only fifty copies printed on Demi Chiffon Gris Janseniste (and an hors commerce copy for the archbishop of Bordeaux). This copy is also an hors commerce copy. Fine in original black wrappers. Uncommon.
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: Figuiere . 30pp. A short play script/poem about a romantic drama among two men and a women. Bound in handmade boards, title written on cover, long inscription by the author on endpaper, along with an original drawing adhered to front pastedown, tassled thread, bookplate of Octave Chavaillon. Laid in at rear is a 4pp (1 sheet folded) printed collection of five sonnets entitled "Antinous", each of which are initialed by the author, who has also inscribed and numbered the collection. A curious publication-we can find no example in any institution, nor any other works published by the author.
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.
[Paris]: (1907) 303pp. An elaborate tribute to Gabriel de Yturri, the author's longtime lover and friend. The eccentric dandy and Yturri were at the center of the beaux monde in Paris during the closing years of the 19th century, portrayed by Proust, as well as numerous others. This tribute contains essays and poems by de Montesquiou, as well as a frontispiece of Yturri and a gravure of his headstone. One of only 100 copies issued, this is number 3. Very good in original wrappers, small stain to cover, pages uncut. An uncommon and important record of this collaboration.
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.
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.
Paris: Gallimard . 219pp. Several short fictional works with a printed dedication to Serge Lifar, from a series edited by Paul Morand. Very good in original wrappers, the edition consisted of only 43 copies- this example one of 15 numbered copies on Navarre (#22). Inscribed by the author to Raymond Mortimer on endpaper.