Wie : Carl Schusdek (1924). One of a number of Viennese “adult” newspapers that catered to progressive views on sexuality and social issues, imitating Hugo Bettauer’s successful Er und Sie. Wochenschrift für Lebenskultur und Erotik. ich und du published essays and fiction on Berlin prostitutes, illegitimate children, women in prison, sexual outsiders, “what is perverse?” as well as personal ads. Generally good condition, papers browned with edgewear, many illustrations and some colored illustrations. The following issues (each generally 16 pages) are included, housed in a contemporary worn linen folder: (all 1924). No 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39.
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München : G. Müller, 1921. 169pp. Very good in decorative boards.
Berlin: Verlag Fritz Gurlitt (1921). 4to. 26pp. A tribute to the poet August von Platen, Schoff has created twenty-five images to accompany the text, all of which is printed in holograph form. The illustrations are distinctly homoerotic and involve boys cavorting in the countryside or engaged in tender embraces. Schoff was known for his sensually erotic images, many involving homosexual relations. One of 100 copies printed (hand-numbered #14), an additional twenty were issued with hand-colored plates. Very good in lavender colored wrappers with cover design, lightly worn at edges and enclosed in dismembered cardboard box. Several of the plates are signed by the artist. Quite rare- we find no copies in American institutions.
Quebec (1982-1984). A series of seven Signe de Piste periodicals (#62, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79) each of which are 24pp in stapled wrappers with numerous illustrations by Pierre Joubert and others, as well as numerous photographs of scouts.
Sardanapolis: Aux dépens des Amateurs (1775). 80pp. 8vo. The first edition of the Foutromanie, a poëme lubrique in six parts attributed to Senac de Meilhan or to Mercier de Compiegne. A number of versions and editions have appeared since the publication was issued in 1775, but this is the exceedingly rare first appearance. Pia 289. Very good in contemporary leather binding, gold tooling at edges, gilt devices on spine, label, light wear, contemporary inscription on title page. It appears that the book may have been lightly trimmed. Penciled annotations by Brian Reade on endpaper.
An original design for ceiling of the private theater at Charles de Beistegui's Château Groussay by the renowned architect and designer Alexander Serebriakov. Inspired by the Margravine Theatre in Bayreuth, the theater was designed by Emilio Terry and Serebriakov and had its opening in 1957. The preliminary design ( 22" x 29") is completed in pencil, watercolor and gouache and is monogrammed "AS" and dated October 15, 1954. From the collection of Albert Mazurier (1879-1965), painter of wall decorations who worked for Charles de Beistegui. Very good, some small closed tear at edges, light creases and a few light stains. Included is a collection of ALS relating to Chateau Groussay: - Card of invitation addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Mazurier by Carlos de Beistegui for a representation of the "Impromptu de Groussay" dated March 18th, 1957; -1 ALS letter of condolence by Alexander Serebriakoff dated September 15, 1965 (... I still remember, from my meetings (at Mr de Beistègui), your father and I was a great admirer of his talent! Not to mention the sympathy in the rare conversations we have, had on the art ... .dévoués Souvenirs " - 1 ALS signed by Charles de Beistégui dated September 6, 1965 expressing condolences on Mazurier's death. - Invoice concerning the decoration of the ceiling of Groussay addressed to Monsieur de Beistegui by Albert Mazurier - 1 ALS to Mr. Mazurier by Charles de Beistegui complaining of the high price of his achievements and referencing Emilio Terry as "mon frere." - 1 ALS by Charles de Beistégui confirming the order of two copies of paintings. -1 card of sympathy by Emilio Terry to Mazurier's daughter in original envelope on engraved stationary. -A copy of the January issue of Connaissances des Art, featuring the Groussay theater on the cover.
Argentorati: in aedibus Vuendelini Rihelii (1548). , 111,  fol. Commines was a philosophical historian and has been called the "first truly modern writer" and a major primary source for 15th century European history. His life was a continuing drama of intrigues involving the royal houses of Burgundy and France, ultimately ending in his employ by Charles VIII of France. His series of memoirs have been hailed for their forthright and often cynical understanding of the dramas of his age. This volume, one of the last in the series, recounts the Italian wars. Very good, early paper wrappers, present but detaching, small chip to front wrapper, pages generally very good with some browning. Uncommon.
London: George Allen & Unwin (1919). 24pp. A long and touching poem by the Uranian schoolmaster at Battersea Polytechnic School, who laments the departure of one of his students at the end of school term. The poems was apparently much admired by the fellow poet Montague Summers. The publisher Francis Edwin Murray's copy, with his small printed label on front cover and the author's name written in Murray's hand on title page. A very good copy laid into a blue cloth chemise with gilt lettering on spine, adorned with the bookplates of Timothy d'Arch Smith (by Goor) and Roger Walker, as well as a photographic image of the author. This appears to be the same copy (#80) as that catalogued by d'Arch Smith in English Homosexual Poetry of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: The Timothy d'Arch Smith Collection (Catalog #3 of Michael deHartington Booksellers). Young 3545*.
Elysium Press/Asphodel Editions (2010). 320pp. Hardcover. Limited Edition. This is the regular edition 1,000 copies, hardbound and slipcased. This sumptuously illustrated edition chronicles the extraordinary visual works of this talented and largely unknown, writer, artist, photographer, and sexual outlaw also known a tattoo artist Phil Sparrow and pornographer Phil Andros. The edition presents a diverse and powerful collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, illustrations and photographs that are remarkably varied in style, and often quite contradictory in mood and tone. The collection presents more than 700 images and presents a wealth of previously unpublished material, including a large quantity of highly erotic and sexually explicit polaroids taken by Steward in the early 1950s. Fine as issued. New.
Glasgow: David Bryce & Son, [1895?]. 199pp. The second edition of this boy's adventure story, originally published in a different format several years earlier. Amusingly, the author (writing under his pseudonym Xavier Mayne) describes the underlying homosexual quality of the novel thusly: "Also in "White Cockades" a little tale of the flight of the Younger Pretender, by E. I. Stevenson, issued in Edinburgh some years ago, passionate devotion from a rustic youth toward the Prince, and its recognition are half-hinted as homosexual in essence." Good in rather worn red boards, spine dulled, corners bumped, with a final advertisement leaf. Penciled notes on front pastedown. Likely a reissue of the 1892 Bryce edition, with a cancel title page and with the half-title excised.
Portrait of Bob Beberich (2" x 3"). On verso: "Fait de la jouisse de Bob Berberich- matelot, motorcycliste, voiturier, cammioneur (UV par GB)". Signed and dated "1-4-52". Stamp of the Institute fro Sexual Research ("ISR").
Toronto (2001). Soft cover. Gay fiction by several hands. Fine in wrappers. One of 26 copies issued.
London: Michael deHartington (1974). The first appearance of this poem, edited by Robert Peters and Timothy d'Arch Smith. One of 10 lettered copies on handmade paper (C), this copy warmly inscribed by Smith to "Jean". Very good in decorative marbled boards, slight browning at edges.
London: Boosey & Hawkes (1937). 4to. 38pp. The musical score of a poem by Symonds, set to the music of John Ireland. Very good in wrappers. Uncommon.
London: Alpine Club (1972). Soft cover. Forty illustrated works, many of which were unpublished. Very good in wrappers. Uncommon.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow (1972). A collection of Tyler's poems, some of which appeared in literary magazines in his early career. Tyler was the co-founder of the surrealist View magazine and one of the first critics of experimental cinema. One of 200 signed copies in boards, frontispiece by his friend Pavel Tchelitchew. Very good, very light sunning to edges, glassine jacket.
Boston: Merrymount Press (1941). One of 75 specially bound and signed copies for the Society of Printers. Near fine in marbled boards, original glassine wrappers yellowed and edgeworn.
Paris: Méricant (1902). A decadent erotic novel with androgynous characters, illustrated with 25 black and white illustrations by Maurice Neumont. The author of more than forty books, many on similar themes, she was widely respected in fin de siecle literary circles. A very good copy in illustrated lightly worn wrappers, slight roll to spine.