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London, E.S. Ebers. 1841. A good copy in original buff boards, front hinge starting, wear to edges and rubbing to covers. From the library of Richard Olney, with his signature on endpaper. Internally very good.
Luzarches (1978). Reissue of a classic French text, issue din an edition of 150 numbered copies (#128). From the library of Richard Olney, with his signature on endpaper. Very good in leather binding, top edge gilt.
Paris: Alyscamps Press (1994). The Ode was originally published in April 1926 in the Revista de Occidente and is considered one of the finest paeans to friendship in Spanis and Lorca greatly admired Dali's work for its symmetry, objectivity and lack of sentimentality. This English translation by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno was issued in an edition of 100 signed broadsides (#22) and incorporates two half-tone photographs of the pair taken in the 1920s. Very good on handmade Zerkall paper (60 cm x 40 cm).
A leatherbound notebook with 15 holograph poems and various quotations, all of which relate to his Uranian interests. The preliminary page describes his hopes for the publication of the poems, some of which were eventually included in his final published volume. There are numerous amendations and corrections to the text, with several sheets excised and a number of blank sheets. Limp maroon morocco, gilt edges, some handling wear and soiling.
Paris: Les Editions Parisiennes . 249pp. A survey of the sexual attitudes of Moroccans in the 1930s, the author presents his observations as a travelogue with numerous references to prostitution and homosexuality. The book bears a printed dedication to Francis Carco, Very good in original wrappers, signature and ownership stamp on front endpages Uncommon.
Munich: Bartsch & Chariau (1992). 28pp. An elegantly produced collection of Le-Tan's watercolor drawings of individuals and architectural spaces, with an introduction by Piotr Alexander. One of 60 numbered copies with an original signed and numbered etching laid in to the text. Very good in wrappers.
London: Ragged Lion Press (2016). 37pp. A new translation, and "modern reworking" of Arthur Rimbaud's A Season in Hell. One of 10 deluxe copies ("I") with an original holograph poem signed by Jeremy Reed, slipcased and bound in black velvet, marbled endpapers. Very good with only light wear to the slipcase.
Paris: G. Masson: P. Asselin (1886). Alexandre Lacassagne (1843-1924) was a professor of forensic medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon and wrote extensively about issues related to homosexuality. This work is an extract from Dechambre's Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales (série 2, tome 22, 1886) and became an important milestone and was praised by Havelock Ellis among others. The article is inscribed by the author to his colleague Dr. Charles Vibert, very good in later plain wrappers.
Wien: Braumüller (1909). The first dramatic composition published by Halacsy, an opera about the life of Hadrian's beloved consort, Antinous. The Austrian composer led a rather obscure life and never had much commercial success during her lifetime, although she was highly regarded and considered a violin virtuoso. Antinoos was first performed in 1911, but has never been performed in full. In appears that the composer never married. Very good in original light green wrappers.
Amsterdam: Tierie (1904). 178pp. Hirschfeld was an important theorist of sexuality and a prominent advocate of gay rights in the early 20th century. This early study of homosexuality was an early articulation of his beliefs about the nature of homosexuality, citing numerous historical examples. Illustrated with several folding plates. The text was translated in to Dutch by "W" and appears to be a version of a text published the previous year by Max Spohr. Very good in contemporary boards, light wear to covers and edges.
Paris: Sansot (1909). 93pp. Paule Riversdale was the heteronym adopted by Renée Vivien (née Pauline Mary Tarn) for several publications that appeared during the years of her relationship with Baroness Hélène de Zuylen. Originally published in 1903, this edition is a significantly revised collection issued by her second publisher and was one of the last books issued before her death in 1909. Very good in original yellowing wrappers. Rare.
Kassel bei G. Württenberger (1868). 37pp. Number 6 of Ulrichs pamphlets, highly important, very scarce. The first of Ulrichs´s pamphlets to be published under his own name. Featuring his speech on 29 August 1867 when he became the first homosexual to speak out publicly in defense of homosexuality pleading at the Congress of German Jurist in Munich for a resolution urging the repeal of anti-homosexual laws. Condition: generally in good condition, spine worn, internally fine, only very occasionally some foxing and a little dusty; see.