Berlin: Schildberger (1904). 460pp.
An important German novel about the friendship of two boys, Herbert who is gay and Erich, who cannot reciprocate these feelings. After being rebuffed several times, Erich is ridiculed for declaring his love in a poem and eventually commits suicide. Praised by Edward Prime-Stevenson in his master work The Intersexes as "a book that in psychologic study, serious purpose and literary quality in general is among the best on the topic." (@320).
A beautiful copy in near pristine condition, decorative cover and end-papers.