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No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
Cambridge, MA: Cell 16, 1971. First Edition. Single issue of this short-lived, sporadically-published journal of separatist feminist theory & politics. Contributions by Valerie Solanas, Betsy Warrior, Dana Densmore, others. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed card wrappers; 127pp. Light external wear; text clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better.
[Item #18429]
Price: $25.00
 
No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
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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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The Hour Assembles Its Allies
San Francisco: Red I. Arobateau, 1970. First Edition. An early collection of poetry by Red I. Arobateau, a transsexual author of mixed race heritage (Caucasian, Hispanic, Native and African American). Her work prominently features the down-and-out street lesbians and working class gay-lesbian-bi-trans characters in her native San Francisco Bay area...
[Item #18384]
Price: $75.00
 
The Hour Assembles Its Allies
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The New Jerusalem
San Francisco: Red I. Arobateau, 1970. First Edition. An early collection of poetry by Red I. Arobateau, a transsexual author of mixed race heritage (Caucasian, Hispanic, Native and African American). Her work prominently features the down-and-out street lesbians and working class gay-lesbian-bi-trans characters in her native San Francisco Bay area...
[Item #18386]
Price: $75.00
 
The New Jerusalem
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If Beale Street Could Talk [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First 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.'. Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.76. Octavo (21.5cm);...
[Item #19919]
Price: $250.00
 
If Beale Street Could Talk [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Jimmy's Blues
London: Michael Joseph, 1983. First U.K. Edition. An elusive, late collection of Baldwin's poetry, gathering 17 poems. First Impression (and correct First), preceding the American edition by some 2 years. Octavo (20.25cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 64pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, with...
[Item #19932]
Price: $75.00
 
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Notes of a Native Son
Boston: The Beacon Press, 1955. First Edition. Baldwin's second book and first collection of essays, originally written in the pages of Harper's, The Reporter, Partisan Review, and etc. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); red cloth with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 175pp. Base of spine gently...
[Item #20009]
Price: $125.00
 
Notes of a Native Son
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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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Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
[Paris: Le Terrain Vague/Editions du Scorpion, 1957]. A portfolio of 42 mostly homoerotic drawings based on the Oedipus legend, each within a captioned bifolium with die-cut window through which the illustration is visible. A charming work in an unusual format. Reprinted in 1958 by the same publisher, but the first...
[Item #19712]
Price: $450.00
 
Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
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Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
San Francisco: Pan-Graphic Press, 1957. First Edition. Memoir of gay bar owner Helen Branson, whose bar “Helen’s” was a San Francisco institution and a crucible for the nascent Gay Rights movement. A valuable picture of gay life at a time when homosexuality was still a forbidden topic for discussion or...
[Item #19738]
Price: $1,250.00
 
Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
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The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead
New York: Grove Press, 1971. First American Edition. Novel depicting a violent,homosexual youth movement whose objective is the downfall of western civilization. Maynard & Miles A20.a. First Printing, one of 5,619 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and in blind on front cover; dustjacket; 184pp...
[Item #21199]
Price: $60.00
 
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The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead
London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First U.K. Edition. Novel depicting a violent,homosexual youth movement whose objective is the downfall of western civilization. Maynard & Miles A20.b. First Impression. Octavo; rust-colored paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 184pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with a....
[Item #21202]
Price: $125.00
 
The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead
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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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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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Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork
New York: Nefarious Ark Studio, N.D. but circa early 1970's. Original artwork by Tony Eikenbary created for Gay Power, New York's first gay newspaper. The piece features the Gay Power logo priminently in the lower left corner, but it is unclear to us whether the artwork was done as part...
[Item #17243]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork
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Jubilee Souvenir of St. Joseph's House for Homeless Industrious Boys, 725-735 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 1889-1914
Philadelphia: Bradley Printing Co. 1914. First Edition. Deluxe 25th-anniversary keepsake of this Catholic orphanage founded in 1889. Nicely printed and well illustrated with protraits, views of the grounds, and scenes in the boys' dormitories, classrooms, vocational training spaces, athletics grounds, etc. Uncommon; none others in commerce (2013); OCLC gives 3...
[Item #18871]
Price: $150.00
 
Jubilee Souvenir of St. Joseph's House for Homeless Industrious Boys, 725-735 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 1889-1914
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The Dark Mother
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1920. First Edition. The author's third novel, set in New York and notable for featuring homosexual elements between the male protagonists. The novel is ripe with psychological conflict between the characters, particularly the main character, a young mid-westerner trying to make his way in New...
[Item #17312]
Price: $650.00
 
The Dark Mother
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Original Real-Photo Erotic Postcard Depicting Three Nuns Engaged in Flagellation
[Paris?]. N.p., n.d. (probably Paris, ca. 1900-1920). Original vintage photographic postcard, 5-1/2" x 3-1/2," printed on card-stock with crude lines for address verso. Photographer unidentified. Depicts two semi-nude nuns whipping a third who is fully nude with her back to the camera. A thoroughly scandalous image. Light wear and toning...
[Item #12093]
Price: $175.00
 
Original Real-Photo Erotic Postcard Depicting Three Nuns Engaged in Flagellation
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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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Claude McKay: The Black Poet at War
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. No.2 in the Broadside Critics Series, in which Gayle "traces the influence of the Jamaican poet Claude McKay on the Harlem Renaissance, and links him with the Negritude movement and the Black Nationalist movement of today." First Printing. Slim octavo; orange wrappers printed in...
[Item #20292]
Price: $20.00
 
Claude McKay: The Black Poet at War
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Forty Acres and a Mule. Illustrated by Casey Czarnik
Baltimore: Diana Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 27pp. Fine, unmarked copy. First published collection by this African-American poet. GRIER p.52 (C***/A?) for latent lesbian themes.
[Item #20302]
Price: $25.00
 
Forty Acres and a Mule. Illustrated by Casey Czarnik
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A Woman Is Talking To Death
Oakland: The Women's Press Collective, 1974. First Edition. Early, long poem by Grahn, the internationally-known lesbian poet, author, and cultural theorist who established the Oakland-based Women's Press Collective in 1969. First Printing. Slim octavo (22.5cm); light gray printed sheets, stapled into yellow-green illustrated wrappers; [16pp]; illus. Faint sticker shadow to...
[Item #22710]
Price: $50.00
 
A Woman Is Talking To Death
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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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David Hockney: Paintings, Prints and Drawings 1960-1970
Boston: Boston Books and Art, 1970. First American Edition. Catalog produced for Hockney's exhibition held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, 2 April-3 May, 1970. Hardcover issue. Quarto. black cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine; dustjacket; 100pp. Fine in a Very Good dustjacket, lightly edgeworn, with a....
[Item #19277]
Price: $40.00
 
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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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