Dramatic Stories to Read Aloud
Florence: Printed for the Author at the Italian Mail Press (1925). 236pp. (2nd ed).
A collection of ten of Prime-Stevenson's short prose works, some of which appear here for the first time. Prime-Stevenson is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking works The Intersexes and Imre: A Memorandum, both of which are cornerstones of modern gay literature. The expatriate American published all of his books in relatively small editions, using various names and pseudonyms and was a frequent contributor to assorted periodicals. This edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies (#95). This example bears an intialled inscription by the author on the cover to the editor of the Atlantic Monthly and has a number of penciled annotations throughout in the author's hand.
Very good in grey wrappers, light crease to front cover, most pages uncut, light creasing to spine, small chip on first page, the front free endpaper bears a tipped-in printed sheet ("With the author's compliments") and is dated 6 March 1933 in the author's hand. This sheet also bears an ink stamp of the author's residence for long periods (Hotel Mirabeau, Lausanne). Rear wrapper has a small closed tear which has continued onto the final pages of the book. Quite rare.