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Early Gay Literature


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[PERIODICAL]

One Institute Quarterly: Homophile Studies

Los Angeles: One Institute, Fall 1960

8vo, pp. [248-280]. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. Vol. III No. 4.
Early issue of this... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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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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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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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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STONE, Grace Zaring

The Grotto

New York: Harper Bros., 1951

8vo, pp. 249. Original pale blue textured boards and black spine, lettered in gilt at spine.

First edition.
'Grace Zaring Stone is the first novelist who has dared to write frankly ... [more]

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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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EDMUNDS, Murrell

Sojourn Among Shadows

Idaho: Caxton, 1936

8vo, pp. 144. Original grey boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition.
Murrell Edmunds (1898-1981) was from a distinguished Southern family, and abandoned a legal... [more]

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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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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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OTIS, Harry

The Keval, And Other Gay Adventures

Los Angeles: One Incorporated, 1959

8vo, pp. 106. Original stiff card wrappers.

First edition.
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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

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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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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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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COLEMAN, Lonnie

Ship's Company

Boston: Little, Brown, 1955

8vo, pp. 229. Original grey boards, lettered in green on spine.

First edition.
A compendium of vignettes of wartime life aboard the U.S.S. Nellie Crocker, including one about the... [more]

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[MILK, Harvey]

I Promise You This:

San Francisco: David Emerson Smith for Poets and Artists, 1979

8vo, pp. 29. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in... [more]

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[Gay Rights]

In The Spirit Of Stonewall

New York: World View 1979

8vo, pp. 85, 5 pp. advertisements. Stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
A collection of gay rights articles which first appeared in Worker's Worldmagazine.An American ... [more]

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