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London : Vicky Richardson, 2003. Title from label on outside of box. Limited edition of 100 boxes. Consists of a hinged beech wooden box, the interior divided into eight, with objects by type in the partitions. All relate to materials or objects found at or used on the renovation of a house at Dungeness by Simon Conder Associates. Very good condition.
London: Cassell (1937). Very good, rebound in 3/4 leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Bookplate of of Bouverie by Rex Whistler on front endpaper. Light foxing to foredge.
London: Cassell (1933) later ed. Very good, rebound in 3/4 leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Inscribed by the author to the socialite Audrey Pleydell Bouverie on endpaper. Bookplate of of Bouverie by Rex Whistler on front endpaper. Light foxing to foredge.
London: Cassell (1932) later ed. Very good, rebound in 3/4 leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Inscribed by the author to the socialite Audrey Pleydell Bouverie on endpaper. Bookplate of of Bouverie by Rex Whistler on front endpaper. Light foxing to foredge.
London: Cassell (1937). later ed. Very good, rebound in 3/4 leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Inscribed by the author to the socialite Audrey Pleydell Bouverie on endpaper. Bookplate of of Bouverie by Rex Whistler on front endpaper. Light foxing to foredge.
London: Cassell (1933). Uncommon and influential novel that traces several generations of a family’s life on land in nineteenth-century Ohio. Bromfield traces the interactions between the MacDougals, their neighbours, the nearby town, and the land itself. Very good, rebound in 3/4 leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Inscribed by the author to the socialite Audrey Pleydell Bouverie on endpaper. Bookplate of of Bouverie by Rex Whistler on front endpaper.
München: Musarion-Verl (1920). 51pp. The gay Symbolist's collection of poems written in the style of eighteenth-century pastorals and set to music by the author. Originally published in Russian in 1910 under the title Kuranty Lyubvi [Chimes of Love]. Cover illustration by Kuzmin's lover Konstantin Somov. Very good, slight loss to spine and light wear to covers.
Paris: Librairie des publications populaires . 800pp. Motivated by several scandals in the early years of the twentieth century (including Baron Jacques Fersen's prosecution), the author produced this provocative collection for popular consumption. Published in 50 issues (16 pp each) and adorned with engravings, the series dramatized various scenarios of evil forces manipulating.
Paris: Imp. de Vaugirard (1920). 32pp. Carlos de Beistegui e Yturbe (1895-1970) was an eccentric French-born Mexican multi-millionaire art collector and interior decorator who was one of the most flamboyant characters of mid-20th-century European life. His ball at the Palazzo Labia in Venice in 1951 is still described as "the party of the century". This is a record of his trip to China with his brother in the previous year. Very good in buff wrappers, light sunning to covers.
Paris: Galeries Durand-Ruel (1910). 8pp. The catalog for Brooks' first exhibition, which included 13 works and established her reputation as an artist in Paris. The catalog contains and effusive essay by Roger Marx, one of the foremost critics of his day and a proponent of the avant-garde. Quite rare.
Paris: Mercure de France (1912). One of Cocteau's earliest publications, written when he was only 23. He had already befriended Marcel Proust, Andre Gide and many in the artistic and fashion worlds when he met the American painter Romaine Brooks, who painted his portrait in 1912. This collection of poems bears a warm dedication from Cocteau to Brooks referencing the portrait. Very good in original wrappers, small chips at corners and edges, small stain on cover.
Paris: Louis Cellot (1765). 32pp. The first edition of this legal brief regarding the trial of Anne Grandjean (later Jean-Baptiste), who was born and raised as a girl. At age 14, she discovered her attraction to other girls and her sympathetic father had her re-baptised as Jean-Baptiste, insisting she live as a young man. Later in life, while living as a married man in Lyon, a childhood friend informed Jean-Baptiste's wife that she had married a 'hermaphrodite'. She was subjected to judicial scrutiny and was declared to be female and required to live as a woman and have no further congress with the female sex for the rest of their life. The official memoir of the case is thus a remarkable source of detail concerning contemporary orthodox notions of sex and gender, of particular interest in the current age. Very good, signature on title page, original wrappers have large been excised.
New York: Targ Editions (1982). Beautifully printed collection of these poems, printed in English here for the first time.Oneof 250 copies signed by the author. Near fine in original glassine.
London: Ernest Benn (1924). The Rat Trap is a four-act drama by Noël Coward, his 'first really serious attempt at psychological conflict', written when he was only 18. Inscribed by Coward on the front endpaper to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, one of the Bright Young Things and doyenne of transatlantic high society (and sister to the Surreast collector Edward James). Very good in blue linen boards, light edge wear, browning to spine label, corner of rear board bumped.
Brand was the leader of the gay rights emancipation movement in early twentieth century Germany, widely known as the founder of the long-running journal Der Eigene. Included are two ALS from Brand to Edward Dent, both dated in 1904 regarding the magazine. Of particular interest is Brand reference to Dent's friend and fellow Uranian Charles Sayle, who was a close friend of Dent's when they were at Cambridge. Dent went on to become a leading British critic and writer on music and was a Professor of Music at Cambridge for many years. The character Philip Herriton in E.M . Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread was based on Dent. See Ingleheart, Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education. Along with a printed receipt in Brand's hand to Dent for a copy of Der Eigene, three printed postcards with various advertisements for Der Eigene and a folded stiff card advertising the magazine.
Frankfurt (1590-1594). 9 1/4" x 13 5/8" 1594. This engraving is from Theodor De Bry's important historical work, Grands Voyages. This from the German edition with this particular engraving being published in Frankfurt between 1590 and 1594 for de Bry by J. Feyrabend. Grands Voyages is considered one of the most remarkable collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery. Believed to be the first representation of homosexuality ever printed, the engraving depicts a gory scene of eight Spanish conquistadores watching their dogs kill a group of Indians. Balboa set his dogs on forty to fifty people of Quarequa described as being “dressed as women” (Martyr 1912 :285), or having committed the nefarious sin (pecado nefando). See https://www.colorado.edu/genders/2016/05/19/los-huecos-negros-cannibalism-sodomy-and-failure-modernity-tierra-firme. The text includes the following statement: "Greatly astonished he [Balboa] ...understood that the kinglet and all of his courtiers were smitten by that abominable crime against nature so stunned him ...that he went up to forty of the savages, bade them all be seized and bringing in the dogs he ordered the savages be torn to pieces." Very good, light wear and yellowing. Rare.
Paris: Dentu (1805). 2 vols. A firsthand account of the court of Louis XV and the various intrigues and sexual liaisons. Interestingly, these copies bear the bookplates of Lyton Strachey, John Fowles and Roger Senhouse on front pastedowns and endpapers. Fair copies in contemporary bindings, worn with one cover detached. A fascinating provenance from three legendary figures.
Vancouver, B.C.: William Hoffer (1984). Originally published in 1903, this new edition contains two appendices and an introduction by Barry Asker. One of 106 numbered copies printed. An attractively produced book with textured silk-covered boards, titling on orange labels on spine and front, orange end papers, leading text-block edge untrimmed. Fine.
SURFERS, SANTA MONICA, c.1940s, silver gelatin print, on carte postale style paper, possible a test print from an edition of /36, with photographers credit stamp verso. Doctor Donald Don James (died December 24, 1996) was a pioneer of early surfing in California prior to the WWII and surf photographer. His published works include many 1960s surf magazine covers. The early 1990s brought a resurgence of long board surfing and with it, a new 1992 VHS video titled Dr. "Don James presents: Surfing in the 1930s". It premiered pre World War II color footage of surfing to the surfing industry and a verbal history of the golden age of surfing / produced by Brad Jennings and Gene Walper / 1992/93, Other separate projects included The books: "Prewar Surfing" and "1936-1942 San Onofre to Point Dume". James began surf photography while he was in high school, taking pictures of his pals, Ed Faron, the Quigg brothers, Bud Rice and the Beach Boys from the Bel Air Bay Club in Santa Monica. During the post Gidget era his talents appeared in commercials and on posters, Don James has been described as "The Premier Photographer of Surfing"..
Uitgeverij De Harmonie (1995). 76pp. The first appearance of this novella by the author of The Two Hotel Francforts, The Indian Clerk, The Lost Language of Crane, among others. The work was later included in his collection, Arkansas. One of 125 copies printed in English, inscribed on the title page. Laid in is a postcard from the author. Fine in wrappers.