Paris: Bibliothèque Internationale d’Édition (1909).
An uncommon collection of 43 short essays and poetry about young men from around the world, which has variously been attributed to Gide, Pierre Loti and several others. According to Robert Aldrich in Colonialism and Homosexuality, “The book satirizes and perpetuates European erotic images of the East in the style of soft-core pornography and sums up European homosexual fantasies about foreign lands.” Very good in original wrappers, light creasing to spine. One of 300 numbered copies (#136) Pia 435. $500.