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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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Blind Man With A Pistol
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1969. First Edition. Sharp copy of the eighth novel in Himes's Harlem cycle, where detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson "find themselves looking for the elusive murder of a white homosexual film producer, and in the process they move through a mad...
[Item #33585]
Price: $150.00
 
Blind Man With A Pistol. AFRICAN AMERICANS, LITERATURE, Chester HIMES.
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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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Some Trees [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Corinth Books, 1970. New Edition. Limited to 3,000 copies of which this is one of 1,000 cloth-bound copies. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pink pictorial dust jacket by Joe Brainard; 75,[3]pp. Spine faded, else About Fine. Signed by the author on title page. Newly designed edition of a....
[Item #21231]
Price: $125.00
 
Some Trees [Limited Edition, Signed]. John ASHBERY.
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A Nest of Ninnies
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1969. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth-backed boards in white pictorial dust jacket by James McMullan; 191pp. Small dampstain to verso of jacket spine foot not showing through to exterior, else Very Good or better. Bookplate signed by Ashbery laid in.
[Item #21230]
Price: $75.00
 
A Nest of Ninnies. John ASHBERY, James Schuyler.
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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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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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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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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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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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Exterminator!
New York: Viking Press, 1973. A collection of loosely autobiographical stories, the title story based on a job Burroughs once held himself. Maynard & Miles A23.a. First Printing, one of 7,500 copies. Octavo; brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white and black on spine and front cover; brown...
[Item #21216]
Price: $50.00
 
Exterminator! William S. BURROUGHS.
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Nova Express
New York: Grove Press, 1964. First American Edition. Third volume in Burroughs's Nova Trilogy. Maynard & Miles A10.a. First Printing, one of 10,000 copies. Octavo; red-orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 187pp. Some pinpoint rubbing to spine lettering, with small, faint blue penciled notation to front...
[Item #21198]
Price: $45.00
 
Nova Express. William S. BURROUGHS.
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Painting
[Amsterdam: Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, 1988]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original grey stiff card wrappers printed in dark grey; unpaged; color plates, text in double column. Fine.
[Item #21212]
Price: $25.00
 
Painting. William S. BURROUGHS.
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The Soft Machine
New York: Grove Press, 1966. First American Edition. First volume in Burroughs's Nova Trilogy, first published in 1961 by Olympia Press. Maynard & Miles A5.b. First Printing, one of 18,000 copies. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; light brown topstain; dustjacket; 182pp. Fine in a Fine...
[Item #21196]
Price: $125.00
 
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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
 
The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3. C.3.3., pseud Oscar Wilde.
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol
New York: Benj. R. Tucker, 1899. [Second American Edition]. Often considered to be the first American edition, this imprint is actually preceded by the Brentano's ca. 1898 edition. This edition was published in two states, one in which the text appears on rectos only, the second (including this copy) printed...
[Item #33071]
Price: $750.00
 
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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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