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Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism
New York: Stein and Day Publishers, 1972. First Edition. Two-part study about lesbianism, examining how lesbians live their lives and their place in the women's movement. "Very little has been written about Lesbianism. What has appeared in book form has been written by men. This is the first account written...
[Item #31762]
Price: $25.00
 
Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism. Sidney ABBOTT, Barbara Love.
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Negro Art: Past and Present
Washington DC: The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1936. First Edition. An early, important work by the native Philadelphia author and key Harlem Renaissance figure. Issued as Bronze Booklet No.3, Locke's work explores the Negro artist and Negro art, the European and American reception of Negro artists, and the future...
[Item #29419]
Price: $250.00
 
Negro Art: Past and Present. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Alain LOCKE.
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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). ANN ARBOR REVOLUTIONARY LESBIANS / SPECTRE COLLECTIVE.
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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
 
The White Paper. ANONYMOUS, novel, Jean COCTEAU, preface, illustrations.
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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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The Hidden History of the Female [&] The Early Feminist Movement in the United States [With] A History of the rise of women's consciousness in Canada & in Quebec including various tracts on the ideology of women in the working class, the movement for female emancipation & its links with the temperance struggle & with some conclusions drawn concerning the struggle of Canadian women today
Toronto: Hogtown Press, n.d., ca. 1970. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); mimeographed staplebound wrappers, upper cover printed on yellow stock; 9,[3],22,[2]pp.; last two leaves separated but present, upper wrapper dampstained. About Very Good. Second wave publication featuring a very early essay by the lesbian poet Maureen Hynes.
[Item #27511]
Price: $50.00
 
The Hidden History of the Female [&] The Early Feminist Movement in the United States [With] A History of the rise of women's consciousness in Canada & in Quebec including various tracts on the ideology of women in the working class, the movement for female emancipation & its links with the temperance struggle & with some conclusions drawn concerning the struggle of Canadian women today. Martha ATKINS, Maureen Hynes.
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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. Dorothy BAKER.
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The Amen Corner: A Play
New York: The Dial Press, 1968. First American Edition. Baldwin's play about the "members of a Harlem storefront church and their spiritual leader, Sister Margaret, who has rejected her husband and dominated her son in order to answer what she believes to be the call of the Lord." First Printing...
[Item #20632]
Price: $50.00
 
The Amen Corner: A Play. James BALDWIN.
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If Beale Street Could Talk
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First American Edition. Baldwin's fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem during the 1970's. The title is a reference to W.C. Handy's 1916 song 'Beale Street Blues.'. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in orange and gilt foil on spine;...
[Item #29667]
Price: $15.00
 
If Beale Street Could Talk. James BALDWIN.
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Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. First American Edition. Late collection of Baldwin's poetry, gathering 17 poems. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 75pp, [1]. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $11.95).
[Item #20685]
Price: $50.00
 
Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems. James BALDWIN.
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Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood
London: Michael Joseph, 1976. First U.K. Edition. Attractive copy of Bladwin's "child's story for adults," illustrated by Yoran Cazac and painting a picture of life in New York "as it looks to those who are black, poor, and less than four feet high." First Impression (and correct First), preceding the...
[Item #24092]
Price: $60.00
 
Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood. James BALDWIN, story, Yoran CAZAC, illustrations.
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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. Henri BARBUSSE, trans Edward J. O'Brien.
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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. Djuna BARNES, intro T S. Eliot.
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Strange Delights
New York: Midwood / Tower Publications, 1962. First Edition. Soft-core lesbian novel pseudonymously written by science fiction author Robert Silverberg. Cover art by Paul Rader. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; dark pink edge-staining; 189pp, [3] ads. A few pinpoint rubs to extremities, else a Fine, unread copy.
[Item #25425]
Price: $85.00
 
Strange Delights. Loren BEAUCHAMP, pseud. of Robert Silverberg.
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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. Sarah Senefeld BESERRA.
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Dwell in the Wilderness
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, [1935]. First Edition. The author's first novel, forming part of the genre of multi-generational family sagas of American life spanning the late 19th-century to the early decades of the 20th. Unlike most novels of this tradition, however, is the presence of a Dewey, the family's...
[Item #31706]
Price: $200.00
 
Dwell in the Wilderness. Alvah C. BESSIE.
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Amazon Expedition: A Lesbian Feminist Anthology
Washington, NJ: Times Change Press, [1973]. First Edition. Wrapper issue. 12mo (17.5cm.); original photographically illustrated card wrappers; 93pp.; illus. Minor creasing to corners of rear wrapper, else Fine.
[Item #26394]
Price: $20.00
 
Amazon Expedition: A Lesbian Feminist Anthology. Phyllis BIRKBY, eds, Jane O'Wyatt, Esther Newton, Jill Johnston, Bertha Harris.
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Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
[Paris: Le Terrain Vague/Editions du Scorpion, 1957]. A portfolio of 42 mostly abstract semi-erotic drawings based on the Oedipus legend, each within a captioned bifolium with die-cut window through which the illustration is visible. Boullet's work, produced throughout the post-war era, focused on gay themes, often in an erotic context...
[Item #19712]
Price: $450.00
 
Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin. Jean BOULLET.
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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. Leroy. As told to Roger Blake BROWN, Ph D.
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The Player's Boy: A Novel
New York: Pantheon Books, [1953]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket; 201pp. Light wear to jacket spine ends, else Very Good or better. Historical novel set in Elizabethan England, dedicated to H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), the author's long-time partner.
[Item #28432]
Price: $30.00
 
The Player's Boy: A Novel. BRYHER, pseud. Annie Winifred Ellerman.
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.
New York: Brentano's, N.d. Third Brentano's Printing. 12mo; floral pictorial boards; 39 leaves printed recto-only. Ink ownership mark inside front cover, dated 1903. In the second binding, and lacking extra leaves at rear. Spine darkened; light soil to covers; Very Good. There were three undated Brentano's editions, all of which...
[Item #32282]
Price: $150.00
 
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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. Edward CARPENTER.
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Capitalism and the Family
San Francisco: Agenda Publishing Company, [1976]. Second (1978) printing. Octavo (21cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; 95pp. Collection of essays which originally appeared in the Socialist Revolution (later the Socialist Review), including Fernbach's "Toward a Marxist Theory of Gay Liberation."
[Item #26095]
Price: $15.00
 
Capitalism and the Family. Mina Davis CAULFIELD, , David Fernbach, Deirdre English, Barbara Ehrenreich, Eli Zaretsky.
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'Tis Tyme Ye Shude Offer'th Up Thine Thanks [Collection of Five Gay Holiday Cards and Posters in Accompanying Pictorial Envelope]
N.p. 1968-9. First Edition. Collection of gay cartoons lampooning various holiday cards, all signed "Chic," some dated 1968 or 1969. The author name "Chic o' Frisco" appears in the Online Archive of California's collection of San Francisco LGBT Business Ephemera. The contents of this collection are as follows, with none...
[Item #29267]
Price: $475.00
 
'Tis Tyme Ye Shude Offer'th Up Thine Thanks [Collection of Five Gay Holiday Cards and Posters in Accompanying Pictorial Envelope]. CHIC, O' FRISCO.
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The Complete Reprint of Exotique. The First 36 issues, 1951-1957
Koln: Taschen, 1998. First Thus. Three octavo volumes. Glazed pictorial boards in pictorial card slipcase; variously paginated; photo illustrations. Facsimile reprint of the first 36 issues of this prized underground journal of Fifties fem-dom culture. Fine, apparently unread, in bright and unworn publisher's slipcase.
[Item #32098]
Price: $85.00
 


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