Early Gay Literature


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BOURJAILY, Vance

The Hound of Earth

New York: Scribner's, 1955

8vo, pp. 250. Original black boards, lettered in black and yellow on spine.

First edition.
Bourjaily's second novel, about an atomic scientist haunted by post-Hiroshima guilt. Some... [more]

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£75.00

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GREEN, Julian

The Transgressor

New York: Pantheon, 1957

8vo, pp. 222. Original white hessian boards, initialled in brown, black spine lettered in gilt.

First edition in English, first published as Le Malfaiteur in Paris the previous... [more]

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£75.00

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OWEN, Jack

The Beach Bums

New York: Coward-McCann, 1959

8vo, pp. 192. Original off-white boards, lettered in red on spine.

First edition, signed by THE AUTHOR in the year of publication.
This was the author's only novel, a story of... [more]

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£75.00

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FORD, Charles Henri, and TYLER, Parker

The Young and Evil

Paris: Olympia Press, 1960

Small 8vo, pp. 186. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front and rear panels and spine.

First Olympia edition,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£75.00

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WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 240. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First UK edition of the author's first book, in a striking dustjacket designed by Roy Sanford.
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BURNS, John Horne

A Cry Of Children

New York: Harper & Bros., 1952

8vo, pp. 276. Original grey and blue three-quarter cloth, lettered in white on spine.

First edition.
Published a year before Burns' death in Florence of a cerebral haemorrhage,... [more]

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£100.00

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McINTOSH, Harlan Cozad

This Finer Shadow

New York: Dial Press, 1941

8vo, pp. 408. Original blue-green boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine.

First edition.
This Finer Shadow was rejected by every publisher it was sent to during... [more]

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£175.00

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WILLINGHAM, Calder

End As A Man

New York: Vanguard Press, 1947

8vo, pp. 350. Original black boards, lettered in silver on spine.

First edition of the author's first book, based on the time he spent as a cadet at the Citadel, a military college in... [more]

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£225.00

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BURNS, John Horne

The Gallery

New York: Harper & Bros., 1947

8vo, pp. 342. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
The author's first novel is barely a novel at all, more a loosely-connected series of short,... [more]

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£350.00

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CRANE, Clarkson

The Western Shore

New York: Harcourt, Brace 1925

8vo, pp. 303. Original black boards, lettered in brown on front panel and spine.

First edition.
Clarkson Crane (1894-1971)... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£500.00

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BANG, Herman

Mikael

Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1904

8vo, pp. 379. Contemporary threequarter marbled cloth boards, leather ribbed spine and corners, spine and device on front panel... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£1,250.00

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[Gay Ephemera] [Mattachine Society]

Mattachine Society: Minutes of Coordinating Council Meeting

N.p. [San Francisco] N.p. 17 January 1954

3 pp., typed, rectos only. Inked initials ('VCEB') in top right corner of top page, mark of rusted paper clip to top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£1,250.00

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[Gay Ephemera] [Mattachine Society]

Mattachine Society: Minutes of Coordinating Council Meeting

N.p. [San Francisco] N.p. 7 February 1954

9 pp., typed, rectos only. Mark of rusted staple to top left. Hole-punched in three places in left margin. Two ink corrections, one... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£1,500.00

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BARR, James [pseud. FUGATE, James]

Quatrefoil

New York: Greenberg, 1950

8vo, pp. 373. Original black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on front panel and spine.

First edition of the author's first book, inscribed by Barr to Richard Yates on the front free... [more]

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£1,750.00

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[Gay Ephemera] [Mattachine Society]

Mattachine Society: Minutes Of Coordinating Council Meeting

N.p. [San Francisco] N.p. 1953

11 pp., typed (rectos only) and mimeographed, three on white paper and eight on yellow. Hole-punched in three places in left... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£1,750.00

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