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Because Mourning Sickness Is a Staple in My Country [cover title]
[Iowa City: Ain't I a Woman? n.d., ca. 1974]. First Edition. 12mo (17cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 52pp. Minor toning, else Fine. "This is a collection of poems by working-class dykes who have been going through changes..." (inside upper wrapper). Issued by the Iowa City-based feminist newspaper Ain't I a Woman?
[Item #33210]
Price: $20.00
 
Because Mourning Sickness Is a Staple in My Country [cover title]. AIN'T I. A. WOMAN?
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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
 
Genesis. Red AROBATEAU.
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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. Charlotte ARTHUR.
6.

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. Isaac ASIMOV, , John Ciardi.
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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" H. D. BAILEY.
8.

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 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. Lynne Reid BANKS.
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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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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. Ralcy Husted BELL.
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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. Stella BENSON.
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Sonia's Daughters: Prostitutes and Their Regulation in Imperial Russia
Berkeley: University of California, [1995]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in green pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[1],344pp.; illus. throughout. Just About Fine.
[Item #34040]
Price: $75.00
 
Sonia's Daughters: Prostitutes and Their Regulation in Imperial Russia. Laurie BERNSTEIN.
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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.
16.

A Clip of Steel
London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1969. First Edition. Post-war British poet's memoir of a strict Victorian upbringing and his dissipated later youth. The "clip of steel" of the title refers to a device inflicted upon the child by his father, designed to "deter nocturnal erections and to prevent the loss of...
[Item #33955]
Price: $30.00
 
A Clip of Steel. Thomas BLACKBURN.
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Health Lessons for Beginners. A primer of physiology and hygiene, and simple treatise on the effects of stimulants and narcotics upon the human system
Boston: Leach, Shewell, & Sanborn, [1885]. First Edition. Slim 12mo (17.75cm.); publisher's grey-green decorative cloth embossed in black; viii,122pp.; engraved frontispiece, text illus. throughout. Light shelf wear, contemporary ownership rubberstamp of a John E. Bull to front endpapers, else Near Fine. Yellow printed plate mounted to front pastedown by the...
[Item #31946]
Price: $30.00
 
Health Lessons for Beginners. A primer of physiology and hygiene, and simple treatise on the effects of stimulants and narcotics upon the human system. Orestes M. BRANDS.
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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). BRISTOL WOMEN'S LIBERATION GROUP.
19.

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. Erskine CALDWELL.
20.

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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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
 
22.

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. Marilyn CHAMBERS.
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Tits & Clits, no. [alpha]
[Laguna Beach, CA: Nanny Goat Productions, 1972]. First Edition. Digest-sized comic book (25cm.); original pictorial wrappers; 30pp.; illus. Fine uncirculated copy with 50c cover price. Early comic anthology dealing exclusively with sex from a feminist perspective, including stories on birth control and masturbation. Because of the controversial title, the anthology...
[Item #26748]
Price: $30.00
 
Tits & Clits, no. [alpha]. Lyn CHEVLI, a k. a. Chin Lyvely, Joyce Sutton.
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Psychoanalysis of the Prostitute
New York: Philosophical Library, [1961]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [6],138pp. Jacket extremities rubbed, a few short closed tears, one touching text without loss of meaning, else Fine in Near Very Good jacket.
[Item #34396]
Price: $20.00
 
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What She Wants: Cleveland's Only Women's Paper - Broken Run of Five Issues
Cleveland: Cleveland Women's Counsel, 1975-1998. Five issues, various sizes, all folded tabloid newspapers; sequence as follows: Vol. 3, nos. 6, 8, & 12; Vol. 4, no. 1; and Vol. 25, no. 1; illus. throughout. A few are postally used and a bit toned, else a Near Fine collection. Cleveland-based second...
[Item #32243]
Price: $75.00
 
What She Wants: Cleveland's Only Women's Paper - Broken Run of Five Issues. CLEVELAND WOMEN'S COUNSEL.


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