Adolf Brand (1875-1945) was one of the most important and controversial gay activists in pre-War Germany. This publication "of male culture, art and literature" was the most important German gay journal and first appeared in 1896 and continued until 1931. Brand was arrested on several occasions for his outspoken beliefs and many issues of his magazine were routinely confiscated. This copy is Band VI and contains photographs by von Gloeden, artwork by Jaeger, essays by numerous hands, including Sagitta (John Henry MacKay); Otto Kiefer; Peter Hamecher and many others. The illustrations are all tipped onto colored papers and this edition is the only one issued in decorative hardcover bindings.
Internally very good, decorative boards a bit worn at head and tale of spine, small closed tear on spine, a few small marks on rear cover, but good otherwise. Two penned signatures on colophon page.