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The Woman Who Did...With an Introduction by Ernest Boyd
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1926. First Thus. Canadian evolutionary scientist and novelist Grant Allen's scandalous novel recounting the story of Herminia Barton, a woman "who does not believe marriage necessary when two people love each other, and who has the courage of her convictions." This edition with a new...
[Item #24720]
Price: $45.00
 
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Washington DC: Guild Press Ltd. 1966. First Edition. The first major work by Steward under his Phil Andros pseudonym, now considered a classic of gay literature. Steward, who spent most of his adult life in Chicago, had a PhD in English and taught at a variety of institutions through the...
[Item #19705]
Price: $2,500.00
 
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Confidential Chats With Young Men: "If Only Someone Had Told Me"
N.p. [Chicago?]: Shrewsbury Publishing Co, 1930. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 75pp; 7 leaves of plates (halftones). Light external soil; text paper darkened (but not brittle); Very Good. On the dangers of syphillis. Crudely produced, and uncommon; OCLC gives two locations only (Pittsburgh State & Muhlenberg University). The author was a....
[Item #20526]
Price: $45.00
 
Confidential Chats With Young Men: "If Only Someone Had Told Me"
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The L-Shaped Room
London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original simluated cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; 318,[1]pp. Very mild shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Fine. The author's first novel and the first in a trilogy which would include the sequels The Backward Shadow and Two Is Lonely. Describes...
[Item #21203]
Price: $75.00
 
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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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Sex Code of California: A Compendium
Los Altos, CA: William Kauffman, Inc / for Public Education and Research Committee of California, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 197pp. Mild toning to covers, else fine. Survey of laws relating to venereal disease, abortion, homosexuality, sexual deviance, etc. Kauffman imprint is hand-stamped at base of title page.
[Item #24765]
Price: $20.00
 
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Girl Gangs: A Survey of Teen-Age Drug Addicts, Sex Crimes, Rape, Kleptomania, Prostitution, Truancy, and Other Social Deviations
New York: Padell, [1952]. First Edition. Sensationalized "analysis" of teen-age girl delinquency, with a predictable emphasis on sexual deviancy and prostitution. Brilliant photo-pictorial jacket art. Rear panel of jacket advertises other Padell titles of a similar (or similarly) bent: Strange Loves by La Forest Potter M.D. and Sex Life in...
[Item #21279]
Price: $100.00
 
Girl Gangs: A Survey of Teen-Age Drug Addicts, Sex Crimes, Rape, Kleptomania, Prostitution, Truancy, and Other Social Deviations
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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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Sex Dagger
N.P. Stardust Reader, 1965. First Edition. Rare; no copies for sale in the trade (2014), and not listed in OCLC. First Printing, a paperback original. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 160pp. A Fine, unread copy.
[Item #20068]
Price: $125.00
 
Sex Dagger
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Spanking the Maid [Limited Deluxe Edition, Signed]
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Bruccoli Clark, 1981. First Thus. Limited to 600 copies of which this is no. XVIII of 45 copies specially bound with a leaf of the fair copy manuscript. Large, slim quarto (28.5cm.); original red cushioned silk, upper cover and spine embossed in gilt, marbled endpapers; original acetate...
[Item #21135]
Price: $350.00
 
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Spanking the Maid [Limited Edition, Signed]
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Bruccoli Clark, 1981. First Thus. Limited to 600 copies of which this is no. 320. Large, slim quarto (28.5cm.); original maroon cloth-backed decorative boards stamped in brown and gilt, gilt-lettered spine, matching maroon endpapers; original acetate dust jacket; typographically decorated title page printed in brown and black...
[Item #21158]
Price: $125.00
 
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The Dragon and the Doctor
Baltimore: Feminist Press, 1971. First Edition. Oblong octavo (15x21.5cm.); original orange pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged; illus. Fine. Story of an injured dragon and his female doctor, the first book published by the Press, which was founded with the intention of "contributing to the reconstruction of feminist theory, and in changing...
[Item #24725]
Price: $50.00
 
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When Women Love
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket; [6],374pp. Foxing to rear jacket panel fore-edge and textblock fore-edge; Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Three novellas set during different time periods in order to address the effect of society...
[Item #24839]
Price: $50.00
 
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Lady Peeper
Buffalo, NY: Wee Hours Books, 1967. First Edition. Novel centered on a lady peeper who spies on her husband while he carries on having affairs. Rare; no copies in the trade (2014), and not listed in OCLC. First Printing, a paperback original. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; 159pp. Some trivial...
[Item #20060]
Price: $125.00
 
Lady Peeper
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Socialism, Anarchism, and Feminism
[Baltimore: Vacant Lots Press/Research Group One, 1977]. First Edition. Quarto (28cm); original red and blue-grey staplebound printed wrappers; 32pp. Fine. Lengthy essay discussing socialist, situationism, and anarcho-feminism, and how their respective principles can combat the persistent problem of sexism. Published as "Research Group One No. 26."
[Item #24778]
Price: $30.00
 
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Socialism, Anarchism, and Feminism
[Baltimore: Vacant Lots Press/Research Group One, 1977]. First Edition. Quarto (28cm); original red and cream staplebound printed wrappers; 32pp. Fine. Lengthy essay discussing socialist, situationism, and anarcho-feminism, and how their respective principles can combat the persistent problem of sexism. Published as "Research Group One No. 26."
[Item #24779]
Price: $30.00
 
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Sexism in Education
[Minneapolis: Emma Willard Task Force on Education, 1972]. Third Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original buff staplebound decorative wrappers; [4],87pp.; illus. Near Fine. Mimeographed prospectus and letter signed by the Task Force's Ann Risch laid in. First published in 1971. Task Force named after American women's rights activist Emma Willard (1787-1870). Includes...
[Item #24769]
Price: $45.00
 
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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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Oscar Wilde: His Life & Confessions
New York: Covici, Friede, 1916. First Edition. Two octavo volumes. Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spines; dustjackets; vii, 1-320; 321-612 + 32pp. Endpapers darkened; split to rear hinge of v.2; jackets worn with tape repairs to versos, v.2 jacket lacking entire rear panel; Good only; texts complete, fresh and unmarked.
[Item #23510]
Price: $60.00
 
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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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Midnight Cowboy
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition. Herlihy's best-known novel, the story of an ex-dishwasher-turned-gigolo and his struggles to create a new life as a hustler in New York. Basis for the Oscar-winning film directed by John Schlesinger, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. First Printing. Octavo; dark blue...
[Item #22630]
Price: $200.00
 
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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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