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Spectre: Paper of Revolutionary Lesbians. No 1 (Mar-Apr 1971) - No. 6 (Jan-Feb 1972; all issued).
Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Revolutionary Lesbians, 1971-72. Six tabloid bi-monthly issues, the complete run; together with undated mimeographed broadsheet announcing the end of publication after six issues. Horizontal folds (as issued); toning to newsprint; still fresh and clean, VG or better. Short-lived organ of the Spectre Collective, self-described as "a...
[Item #26828]
Price: $350.00
 
Spectre: Paper of Revolutionary Lesbians. No 1 (Mar-Apr 1971) - No. 6 (Jan-Feb 1972; all issued).
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The White Paper
New York: The Macaulay Company, 1958. First American Edition. Anonymously-written homoerotic novel attributed to Jean Cocteau, first published in French as Le Livre Blanc in 1930, and in English for the first time by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press in 1957. YOUNG 499 (A*). Octavo (19cm); pale gray paper-covered boards, with...
[Item #29845]
Price: $85.00
 
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Genesis
San Francisco: by the Author, 1970. First Edition. Small quarto (22cm x 18cm). Stapled, pictorial card wrappers; 12 unnumbered leaves [24]pp. Inscribed inside front cover in felt tip pen: "To Mary Witch / from the Red Devil," undated. Clean, Near Fine copy. A scarce and early chapbook by the prolific...
[Item #27119]
Price: $75.00
 
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Poor Faun
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original buckram in pictorial dust jacket; [2],344pp. Some wear to jacket extremities, including chips and a few short closed tears, spine faded. Fine in About Very Good, attractive dust jacket. Novel describing marriage to a "faun," the word used to...
[Item #26559]
Price: $75.00
 
Poor Faun
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Limericks: Too Gross
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1978. First Edition. A duel of dirty limericks between Asimov and Ciardi - hilarious from start to finish. First Printing. Octavo; dark red cloth and paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 101pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $7.95).
[Item #22424]
Price: $35.00
 
Limericks: Too Gross
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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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Cassandra at the Wedding
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm.); original cloth and black decorative price-clipped dust jacket, black topstain; [6],226pp. Jacket extremities chipped and rubbed with a few shallow losses and closed tears, rear panel rather soiled, else Fine in About Very Good jacket. BAIRD 147; GRIER, p. 7 (C***).
[Item #28760]
Price: $30.00
 
Cassandra at the Wedding
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Thoughts of a Human [cover title]
[Provincetown, MA: Susan Baker, 1983]. First Edition. 5 volumes, various sizes; all in original staplebound pictorial wrappers, laid into white illustrated 4-panelled folder; chiefly illus. Light wear to folder from handling, else Fine. Includes the pamphlets Shedding a Self, The Birth of the Child of Choice, Diary of a Prime-Time...
[Item #27914]
Price: $125.00
 
Thoughts of a Human [cover title]
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Another Country
New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1963. First Dell Printing. The author's third novel, set in Greenwich Village during the late 1950's and portraying many subjects considered taboo at the time: bisexuality, interracial couples, and extramarital affairs. Cover art by Oscar Liebman. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; teal edge-staining; 366, [2]pp...
[Item #28363]
Price: $15.00
 
Another Country
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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
 
The L-Shaped Room
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The Inferno [...] Translated from the 100th French edition
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1918. First American Edition. Octavo (19.25cm.); original maroon buckram, upper cover lettered in yellow, tan-lettered spine; 251pp. Some old ink stains to textblock edges, contemporary ownership signature to front flyleaf, else Very Good and sound. Abridged translation of Barbusse's 1908 novel L'enfer (later translated into...
[Item #22408]
Price: $25.00
 
The Inferno [...] Translated from the 100th French edition
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Nightwood
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1937]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in grey decorative dust jacket, red topstain; xiv,[2],211pp. Jacket heavily restored filling losses through which the cloth has been considerably sunned; jacket spine browned, a few faint dampstains to upper panel. Still, Very Good overall. Includes...
[Item #22418]
Price: $250.00
 
Nightwood
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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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I Pose
New York: Macmillan Company, 1916. First American Edition. British feminist's first book, originally published in Great Britain in 1915, composed during the early stages of the first World War, during which time Benson worked for the Women Writers' Suffrage League and United Suffragists. Rececca West described I Pose as "the...
[Item #25470]
Price: $200.00
 
I Pose
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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
 
Sex Code of California: A Compendium
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Bloomington Women's Liberation Front [Newsletter]. Five consecutive issues, Jan - May 1971
Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Women's Liberation Front, 1971. Five mimeographed monthly issues. Corner-stapled sheets; ca 8-12pp per issue. A nearly complete run, lacking only the first one or possibly two issues, of this ephemeral Indiana women's underground publication. OCLC cataloging incorrectly states that publication "began and ceased with Oct 13, 1971."...
[Item #26854]
Price: $200.00
 
Bloomington Women's Liberation Front [Newsletter]. Five consecutive issues, Jan - May 1971
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Enough: The Journal of the Bristol Women's Liberation Group - 2 issues, including Issue no. 5 (ca May 1973)
Bristol: Bristol Women's Liberation Group, [1972]. First Edition. 2 issues; octavo (approx. 21 - 23.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound card wrappers; illus. No printed volume or number statement provided for either issue; no 5 is numbered in ink (holograph) on verso of rear wrapper. Literary journal consisting primarily of essays both...
[Item #26868]
Price: $45.00
 
Enough: The Journal of the Bristol Women's Liberation Group - 2 issues, including Issue no. 5 (ca May 1973)
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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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Black Sexual Power
Cleveland: Century Books, 1970. First Edition. Billed as the sexual autobiography of "Leroy Brown," a middle-class African American man whose sexual exploits among black and whites (heterosexual and homosexual) are related to his therapist. OCLC finds 4 locations (NYPL, UCLA, UNC Chapel Hill, Moorland-Spingarn). Octavo (17.75cm); illustrated wrapers; 220, [4]pp...
[Item #28370]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Sexual Power
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The Sure Hand of God
Lawrence: The Falcon Press, 1948. First U.K. Edition. Attractive British edition of this mid-career novel by Caldwell, the story of an ill-fated small-town woman of "easy virtue" who tries to find a man for herself and her dim-witted 18 year old daughter. Hilarity ensues. FIrst Impression. Octavo; red-orange cloth, with...
[Item #27965]
Price: $50.00
 
The Sure Hand of God
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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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Marilyn Chambers: My Story
[New York]: Warner Paperback Library, [1975]. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original white photographically illustrated card wrappers, all edges stained yellow; 206pp.; 8 leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. Spine cracked with one leaf of plates separated but present; some dust-soiling to wrappers; Good or better. Memoirs of...
[Item #27191]
Price: $50.00
 
Marilyn Chambers: My Story
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Havelock Ellis: Artist of Life. A Study of His Life and Work
New York: William Sloane Association, 1959. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in black price-clipped pictorial dust jacket; 223pp. Some minor shelf-wear to jacket extremities, including a couple of small tears at spine ends, else Fine in Very Good jacket. First published in Great Britain as An Artist of Life.
[Item #28746]
Price: $25.00
 
Havelock Ellis: Artist of Life. A Study of His Life and Work
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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
 
Spanking the Maid [Limited Deluxe Edition, Signed]


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