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Woman's World. Vol. I, no. 1 (April 15, 1971)
New York: Woman's World, 1971`. First Edition. Inaugural issue of this short-lived underground feminist newspaper. Signed contributions by Barbara Leon, Doris Wright ("Angry Notes From a Black Feminist"); Helen Katopooulos, others. Tabloid; on newsprint; 12pp. Paper tanned; horizontal fold; Very Good.
[Item #17905]
Price: $45.00
 
Woman's World. Vol. I, no. 1 (April 15, 1971)
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Great Gay in the Morning! One Group's Approach to Communal Living and Sexual Politics
Washington, NJ: Times Change Press, 1972. First edition, paperback issue (there was a simultaneous issue in boards). Covers rubbed; internally fresh and unmarked; Very Good reading copy.
[Item #18823]
Price: $20.00
 
Great Gay in the Morning! One Group's Approach to Communal Living and Sexual Politics
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Woman From Bondage To Freedom
New York: The Critic & Guide Company, 1921. First Edition. A survey of the evolution of women's roles from prehistory to the end of the suffrage era. Includes a chapter on Birth Control A fresh copy. Ads at rear promote the publisher's ample list of publications on sexuality, birth control...
[Item #16967]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman From Bondage To Freedom
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Love's Coming of Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1927. Reprint of Carpenter's radical treatise on sexuality (first published in 1896), a major early statement in favor of women's sexual liberation. Small octavo. Staple-bound wrappers; 85pp + ads. Mild wear to extremities; text slightly toned; Very Goode. Published as Haldeman Julius Big Blue Book No. B-41...
[Item #18713]
Price: $20.00
 
Love's Coming of Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes
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The Latest So-Called Miracle Cures for Gonorrhea. Are the Sulfas and Penicillin Miracle Drugs? Why Are New Drugs Being Developed? Is Prophylaxis Effective?
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1947. First Edition. Plain facts about The Clap, addressed to a post-war lay audience. An issue of burning importance to recently returned G.I.'s. Issued as H-J Big Blue Book no. 549; among the more uncommon Haldeman-Julius publications. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 32pp. Slight toning to...
[Item #18978]
Price: $50.00
 
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Caves Of Iron
San Diego: Adult Books, 1967. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wraps; yellow edge-staining; 160pp. A Fine, unread copy of this gay, prison-themed novel. OCLC locates 4 institutional holdings for this title.
[Item #17529]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
New York: Random House, 2007. First Edition. Thick, heavy octavo. Paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 789pp; illus. Includes bibliography. Tight, clean, Near Fine copy in crisp, unclipped dustwrapper.
[Item #18634]
Price: $40.00
 
The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
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A Gallery of Women
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First Edition. Fifteen fictionalized portraits of women in Dreiser's life. Among Dreiser's most compelling and most neglected works; as Irene Gammel points out in her entry in A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia (2003), "Dreiser's interweaving of biography, autobiography, and fiction has created a text that must...
[Item #19533]
Price: $750.00
 
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The Radical Remedy in Social Science: or, Borning Better Babies Through Regulating Reproduction by Controlling Conception. An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems
New York: Murray Hill Publishing Company, 1886. First Edition. A rather bold discussion of conraception as a path to "fewer and better babies." The author was a journalist and physician, an outspoken advocate for the dissemination of sexual information and a co-founder of the Free Speech League. He was an...
[Item #17455]
Price: $200.00
 
The Radical Remedy in Social Science: or, Borning Better Babies Through Regulating Reproduction by Controlling Conception. An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems
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We Criminals. Illustrations by Antonio Canal
New York: Adsit Graphics, 1974. First Edition. Poems, many quite explicit, on gay themes. Apparently the poet's only published collection. Scarce; none others in commerce; OCLC gives three locations only. YOUNG 1232. Octavo (21cm). Staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; 64pp. Mild cover wear, with dusting to lighter portions; Very Good.
[Item #14683]
Price: $85.00
 
We Criminals. Illustrations by Antonio Canal
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The Sexual Life of Man, Woman and Child
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1927. First Edition. Frank and relatively enlightened essays on sesxual hygiene, from one of the only purveying publishers of same in 20s & 30s America. Small octavo. Staple-bound wrappers; 63pp. Text toned; small nick to upper margin of final 10 or so leaves; Very Good. Published as...
[Item #18712]
Price: $40.00
 
The Sexual Life of Man, Woman and Child
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Why Women Cry or, Wenches With Wrenches
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition. Prescient and surprisingly frank appraisal of gender roles in post-Depression American society, with chapters on women laborers in the war effort, on sexuality and sex discrimination, and on the stereotypical roles available to women in a male-dominated culture. Hawes's writing foreshadows, by...
[Item #18631]
Price: $250.00
 
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The Other Party
San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, 1968. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wraps; yellow edge-staining; 319pp. A few pinpoint rubs at the edges, else a Fine, unread copy. A political novel about a gay candidate who, with the support of his drag queen lover, runs for office. No copies recorded...
[Item #17541]
Price: $75.00
 
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Consult Your Physician About Marriage Hygiene
N.p. Lanteen Laboratories, 1942. Promotional brochure for Lanteen Laboratories products, with text comprised mostly of an illustrated history of the development of the contraceptive diaphragm (of which Lanteen was a leading producer) along with profiles of other Lanteen products including contraceptive jellies, headache tablets, antiseptic douche powders, etc. 24mo (14cm)...
[Item #18602]
Price: $25.00
 
Consult Your Physician About Marriage Hygiene
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For Money or Love: Boy Prostitution in America
New York: Vanguard Press, 1976. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); blue cloth boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 236pp. Neat ink ownership stamp to preliminary and terminal pages, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edgeworn, with a few short tears and two faint vertical creases to...
[Item #17315]
Price: $75.00
 
For Money or Love: Boy Prostitution in America
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Thirst For Love
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; brown cloth, with titles and decoration stamped in gilt and green on spine and front panel; peach topstain; dustjacket; 200pp, [8]. Contemporary owners name in ink to front endpaper, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, and lightly rubbed at...
[Item #17896]
Price: $35.00
 
17.

Snuff
New York: Doubleday, 2008. First Edition. Palahniuk's humorous and disturbing novel on the adult film industry. First Printing. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titling and illustration stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 198pp. Base of spine gently nudged, else Fine in a Fine dustjacket.
[Item #18927]
Price: $12.00
 
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Art Photography: Lighting and Composition
New York: Grayson Publishing, 1948. First Edition. Oblong quarto (26cm x 29cm); original comb-bound pictorial wrappers; [56pp]. A very fine, bright and unworn copy. 68 gravures of artistic nude portraits, with technical details on lighting and exposure. A fragile item, uncommon in this condition.
[Item #14052]
Price: $175.00
 
Art Photography: Lighting and Composition
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The City of Sin
Columbus, OH: Specialty Book Company, 1943. First Edition. An expose intending to warn taxpayers of Washington, D.C. politicians' scandalous involvement with women in the sex work and prostitution industry. Only four locations found via OCLC. Octavo (23.5). Pictorial staplebound wrappers, 26pp. Minor soiling to covers, darkening to pages, minimal pencil...
[Item #15218]
Price: $50.00
 
The City of Sin
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Manuscript for "Marquis de Sade" (Published as "Satan's Saint: A Novel About the Marquis de Sade")
N.p. [Los Angeles?]: N.d. [ca 1964]. Hand-bound manuscript, apparently produced for private circulation. There are no corrections to the text, but the manuscript differs substantially from the published version of the work (issued by Crown Publishers in 1965), including a lengthy, scatological, epistolary Preface (addressed to "Paula") not present in...
[Item #15781]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Manuscript for "Marquis de Sade" (Published as "Satan's Saint: A Novel About the Marquis de Sade")
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Nature Knows no Color-Line. Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race
New York: J.A. Rogers, 1952. Second Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 242pp. Second edition, limited to 3000 copies (same year as first). Ink ownership signature; fraying at spine crown and board edges; still tight and Good. A cultural history of race-mixing, from...
[Item #19243]
Price: $50.00
 
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Nature Knows no Color-Line. Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race
New York: J.A. Rogers, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 242pp. First edition, limited to 2000 copies. Quite worn, with backstrip partially detached, fraying at spine crown and board edges; ink annotations. Text complete and sound. A reading copy only. Cultural...
[Item #19244]
Price: $20.00
 
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Morning / Noon / Night
New York: Knight Publishers, 1937. First Edition. Spiral-bound plain wrappers; lacking slipcase and dustjacket; 127pp. Minor toning and dusting to covers, else clean, complete and solidly bound. Nude photographic studies of men, women and children engaged in everyday activities. Photographs by Schaeffer, accompanied by fine art and illustrative plates inspired...
[Item #8188]
Price: $120.00
 
Morning / Noon / Night
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Bestiality in Ancient and Modern Times. A Study of the Sexual Relations of Man and Animals in All Times And Countries
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1946. First Edition. An uncommon H-J publication by this prolific author of pseudo-anthropological sex studies. Collects anecdotal accounts of bestiality from both ancient and modern scholarly literature. OCLC finds 3 locations only. Staple-bound pamphlet. Spine faded; text darkened; still Very Good or better.
[Item #12096]
Price: $125.00
 
Bestiality in Ancient and Modern Times. A Study of the Sexual Relations of Man and Animals in All Times And Countries
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Damaged Goods. A Novel About the Victims of Syphilis - The Great Play "Les Avaries," by Brieux, Novelized with the Approval of the Author
Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius, 1948. First Thus. Re-issue of Sinclair's novelization of Brieux's 1901 venereal-disease drama. Sinclair's version was first published by Winston in 1913; later reprinted under Sinclair's own imprint (ca 1930); this is the first Haldeman-Julius edition. AHOUSE A20.e. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 52, [3]pp. Tight, bright copy, Near Fine.
[Item #18971]
Price: $30.00
 


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