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Home Whispers. to Husbands and Wives

By [MORAL HYGIENE] "Melva" (pseud Sarah C. Dimond)

New York: American Female Guardian Society, 1859. Hardcover. Second edition. Octavo (19cm). Publisher's gilt-decorated boards; all edges gilt; 338,(10)pp; "Aims of the Female Guardian Society" and publisher's catalog bound in at rear. A bright, straight, Very Good or better copy, the gilt crisp and un-rubbed on bot spine and front cover. Moral advice for newlyweds, much in the form of fictional vignettes. The Female Guardian Society, both managed and run by women, was founded in 1834 as a charity for unwed mothers and homeless children. According to contemporary advertisements in the Society's monthly organ, The Advocate and Family Guardian, the author was Sarah C. Dimond, née Capen (and later Putnam), a graduate of Oberlin College and a charter member of the Society.

$75.00

Breaking the Vicious Circle
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Breaking the Vicious Circle

By [POPULATION CONTROL - CONTRACEPTION]

New York: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc, 1954. First Edition. Ephemera. Oblong octavo pamphlet. Staple-bound pictorial wrappers; [32pp]; illus. Hole punched at left margin for hanging (as issued); a fine, unmarked and unworn copy. Uncommon and quite early Planned Parenthood brochure, pointing out the dangers of overpopulatiion and arguing for the importance of safe, affordable contraception. Illustrates the rather startling statistic that in 1953, the number of illegal abortions in the U.S. equaled one-fourth the number of live births.

$35.00

Famous Sex Comics
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Famous Sex Comics

By REYNOLDS, John J., ed.; C. Leslie Lucas, foreword

San Diego: Socio Library Paperback Books, [1971]. First Thus. Paperback. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's red pictorial card wrappers; 216pp.; illus. throughout. Some wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. "Educational Material for Adults Only," an anthology of what is currently known as the "Tijuana Bibles" of the 1920s and '30s, which "poked a humorous needle at the sexual hang-ups of a restrictive generation" (upper cover). Edited by an M.D., with a foreword by a Ph.D (for what that's worth).

$35.00

White Cockades: An Incident of the "Forty-Five"

By [LGBTQ+] STEVENSON, Edward Irenaeus (Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson, aka. Xavier Mayne)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. The New Jersey author's first book, a juvenile novel set during the 1745 Jacobite uprising in Scotland and centered around "the romantic friendship between Prince Charles Stuart and a devoted Scottish youth named Andrew" (Tribunella, Eric L. "Between Boys: Edward Stevenson's Left to Themselves (1891) and the birth of gay children's literature." Children's Literature Association Quarterly (37:4) [Winter 2012], p.374-388). Stevenson was, "so far as is known, the first American male to write and publish a sympathetic and explicitly gay novel" (Austen, p.20). He produced these two novels, Imre: A Memorandum (1906) and The Intersexes (1908) under the pseudonym Xavier Mayne, and while best-known for these explicit works, by his own description, White Cockades contained a "half-hinted" erotic relationship between its characters. Tribunella notes that, while the novel "seems more consistent with the not uncommon homoeroticism of other boys' books of the period...nevertheless, the book is rather astonishing in its description of the intensity of the attraction between the two." White Cockades, as well as his subsequent juvenile novel Left to Themselves, Being the Ordeal of Philip and Gerald (1891), were the first works in which Stevenson would explore the homoerotic subtext that would inform his later work. Scarce; no other copies in commerce (January, 2019); OCLC notes 13 holdings for the American edition. YOUNG 2440. Octavo (18.5cm); blue cloth (we also note a variant bound in brown cloth), with titling and pictorial elements stamped in gilt, white, and red on spine and front cover; blue-gray endpapers; [4],iv,216,[2],[8]pp ads; illustrated frontispiece. Wear to spine ends and extremities, sunning to spine, with scattered rubbing and a few faint stains to cloth on covers; partial crack to rear hinge, gutter cracked at title/copyright page, with three patches of glue residue to front pastedown; contemporary ownership signature (Roger Chew Weightman, 1898) in pencil to first blank page; text is clean, complete; a Good, sound copy.

$3500.00

Black Book [Inscribed to Ken Moody]

By [LGBTQ - ART & PHOTOGRAPHY] MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photographs); SHANGE, Ntozake (foreword)

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Distinguished copy of one of Mapplethorpe's most astonishing and controversial works, a full-length photographic study of black male nudes - an erotic fixation Mapplethorpe developed later in his life. Black Book is comprised of 91 images of male models, many of whom he had intimate, personal relationships with, including his lover Jack Walls. Ken Moody, the recipient of this copy, was a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and fitness instructor at a gay-owned gym in New York, when he was connected with Mapplethorpe through a mutual friend. "I met him at his studio at 24 Bond Street and we started shooting immediately. He asked me to take off my shirt and I sat in front of the camera. It was then that he produced one of the most perfect photographs that we ever took together...When we met, nothing struck me as odd or terribly different or even exceptional about Robert. He just seemed like a nice white man, although he was very quiet. He was very, very professional, and I believe that's probably because I fell outside the category of man that he was attracted to. I knew what his tastes were, and I also knew that I was not that...Robert and I shot together over three years - 1983, '84 and '85. I reckon we did it 12 times in each of those years, maybe a bit less. I remember reading on the internet that I was his most-photographed subject...I didn't think it was exceptional at the time, I had no idea. I just assumed that, when a photographer found a subject that they liked, they would work with them a lot. I knew that there was chemistry between us. I knew that from the first day. I could always tell when I have chemistry with a photographer, and with Robert, I knew immediately that he was going to produce incredible photographs" (Stansfield, Ted. "Being Mapplethorpe's Muse." Another Man. October 27, 2017.). Moody appears in Black Book on pp.84-91, more than any other model; the photographs of him are among the most celebrated examples of Mapplethorpe's work. The volume contains a brief, moving foreword by the late poet Ntozake Shange, along with the full text of her poem "irrepressibly bronze, beautiful & mine." First Printing. Square quarto (29.25cm); full black cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [14],91,[4]pp; illus. Inscribed by Mapplethorpe on the front endpaper to model Ken Moody: "For Ken - one of my favorite models - Thank you, Robert Mapplethorpe '87." Some trivial wear along lower board edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $40.00), with some mild wear and a single closed tear along lower edge of front panel; Near Fine.

$3500.00

Artificial Impregnation: A Study of the History, Methods, and Ethics of Conception Without Cohabitation
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Artificial Impregnation: A Study of the History, Methods, and Ethics of Conception Without Cohabitation

By [SEXUAL SCIENCE] NIEMOELLER, A[dolph].F[redrick]

Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1947. First Edition. Paperback. Survey of the methods and history of artificial impregnation, including sections on legal and ethical implications, by the author of such other classics as Superfluous Hair and Its Removal (1938) and Chastity Safeguards (1947). Among the scarcer Haldeman-Julius publications; OCLC notes 8 holdings (UC Davis, U.South Florida, Harvard, Northwestern, U.Kansas, U.Illinois, U.Alberta, American Atheists). Slim octavo (21.5cm); original sandy brown printed wrappers, stapled; [2],32pp. Touch of oxidation to staples, else very Near Fine.

$75.00

Hopousia; or, The Sexual and Economic Foundations of a New Society

By [SEXUALITY] UNWIN, J.D.; Aldous Huxley, intro.; Y.J. Lubbock, pref

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, [1940]. First Edition. Hardcover. Posthumously published and unfinished sequel to the author's "Sex and Culture" (1934). The later text attempts to answer the question (as put by Huxley in his introduction), "What are the conditions which must be fulfilled if a society is to go on displaying maximum energy for an indefinite period?" (p. 17). Thus does Unwin describe a Utopia in which sex is made available by two forms of marriage, monogamous and polygamous, which citizens can choose and change at will. This way: "The rulers of the world are made free by this structure to focus on the maintenance of a sustainable state" (www.sf-encyclopedia.com). Ultimately, however, Unwin argues that the most advanced societies are those that strictly adhere to monogamy, sexual freedom depleting the civilization's energy. BROMER B.59.1. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's cloth in cream dust jacket printed in green; 475pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light chipping to jacket extremities, shallow tear at bottom of pp. 9/10 not approaching text, else a Very Good or better copy in the scarce jacket.

$450.00

Impotence in the Male
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Impotence in the Male

By STEKEL, Wilhelm; Oswald H. Boltz, trans

New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, [1939]. Library Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; octavo (22cm.); publisher's cloth in green dust jackets, brown topstains; viii,[2],329; viii,[2],350pp. Ex-Institute for Psychoanalysis with their internal markings including gift bookplate to pastedown of Vol. I, jackets a bit worn, small chip at spine crown of Vol. II, spines toned, else Very Good and sound overall. Forms part of the author's series "Disorders of the Instincts and the Emotions," to be sold exclusively to members of the medical profession.

$40.00

The Homosexual Neurosis
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The Homosexual Neurosis

By STEKEL, William; James S. Van Teslaar, trans

Boston: Richard G. Badger, [1922]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's green blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 322pp. Corners slightly bumped, spine gilt rather dulled, front hinge starting to crack but holding, else Very Good and sound.

$50.00

Kiss of the Yogini: "Tantric Sex" in its South Asian Contexts
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Kiss of the Yogini: "Tantric Sex" in its South Asian Contexts

By WHITE, David Gordon

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Scholarly volume on the sexualized ritual practices of South Asian Tantra, as expressed in the medieval Kaula rites. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); blue paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xx,372pp; illus. Pencil mark to upper edge of textblock, previous owners name to front endpaper and half-title page, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with light wear to extremities and a small patch of sticker residue to rear panel.

$50.00

Eneres or the Questions of Reksa [Inscribed, with Original Photo]
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Eneres or the Questions of Reksa [Inscribed, with Original Photo]

By LLOYD, J. William (Havelock Ellis, introd)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. A later philosophical work by the important American individualist-anarchist and sex writer. Preceded by a British edition in 1929. First printing. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed to Mildred Denton, dated 1930. With original b/w photographic portrait of Lloyd laid in, 6-3/4" x 5", inscribed on verso to the same recipient, dated "New Year 1937." Slight forward lean to text block, else a clean, tight copy in publisher's cloth, lacking the dustwrapper.

$250.00

Woman and the New Race
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Woman and the New Race

By SANGER Margaret; Havelock Ellis, pref

New York: Truth Publishing Company, [1920]. Third (1921) Printing. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's grey cloth lettered and ruled in black; xi,[3],234pp.; photographic frontispiece. Light wear to cloth extremities, corners bumped, later ownership rubberstamp to front pastedown, else Very Good and sound.

$35.00

Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Third Year, No.2 (February, 1969)
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Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Third Year, No.2 (February, 1969)

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WILCOCK, John, et al. (contributors)

New York: John Wilcock, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, John Wilcock's Other Scenes probably deserves pride of place as the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. It was also - probably a function of Wilcock's comparative maturity (he was already in his late thirties in 1967) - far less reliant on the sort of psychedelic mish-mosh that defined the aesthetic of most other underground papers of the period. Described in the masthead as "a revolutionary newsletter concerned with art, politics, sociology, sex and the creation of a more equitable society," Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic (Wilcock was a regular Factory denizen). The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include contributions by Thomas De Baggio, Kerry and Cara Thornley, Paul Steiner, Jim Fouratt, Don and Barbie Stephens, K.L. Gauba, John Wilcock, and others. Cover features an F.B.I. Wanted poster of Eldridge Cleaver. Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [24]pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, faint horizontal fold smoothed out at center, else a bright, Near Fine example, without postal markings.

$150.00

The Lost Girl
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The Lost Girl

By LAWRENCE D.H.

London: Martin Secker, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. Brown publisher's buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; 371pp. Mild external soil, still a firm, attractive copy, Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper.

$150.00

Pornography and So On
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Pornography and So On

By LAWRENCE, D.H.

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1936. First Collected Edition. Hardcover. A collection of works published as Lawrence's statement on censorship and the subject of pornography. ROBERTS A75. First Impression, one of 4,000 copies. Octavo (18.25cm); blue-green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-174,[2]pp. Faint foxing to text edges and margins, tiny stain to lower left corner of front cover, else Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks to spine ends and upper corners; Very Good+.

$75.00

[Drop title] The Institution of Sexual Intercourse

By [ATKINSON, Ti-Grace]

New York: The Feminists, [1968]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); white and tan side-staplebound self-wrappers; [10]pp. printed from typsecript. Fine condition. Study of the vaginal orgasm and the construct of the institution of sexual intercourse, by the leading member of the New York-based group The Feminists, who splintered from the National Organization for Women, deeming them not radical enough. OCLC locates five copies as of April, 2019, at Central Connecticut, Northwestern, Kansas, Michigan State, and U. Michigan.

$125.00

L'Homosexualité à l'Écran
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L'Homosexualité à l'Écran

By VEYRIER, Henri & Bertrand Philbert

Paris: Henri Veyrier, 1984. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm x 21.5cm). Pictorial wrappers (softcover) with French flaps; 184pp; illus. Very Good copy; slight shelf wear to extremities; slight wear to hinges, else clean and tight. Through a discussion of over 400 films, the authors trace and reconstitute the representation of homosexuality on the screen throught cinema history. 180 photographic reproductions. In French language only.

$45.00

Other Scenes - Vol.3, No.14 (September 30, 1969)
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Other Scenes - Vol.3, No.14 (September 30, 1969)

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] DAVID, C.B. (editor); HOFFMAN, Abbie, John Bryan, Tuli Kupferberg, et al. (contributors)

New York: John Wilcock, [1969]. First Edition. Paperback. Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, John Wilcock's Other Scenes probably deserves pride of place as the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. It was also - probably a function of Wilcock's comparative maturity (he was already in his late thirties in 1967) - far less reliant on the sort of psychedelic mish-mosh that defined the aesthetic of most other underground papers of the period. Described in the masthead as "a revolutionary newsletter concerned with art, politics, sociology, sex and the creation of a more equitable society," Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic (Wilcock was a regular Factory denizen). The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include contributions by Abbie Hoffman, Tuli Kupferberg, Claes Oldenburg, John Bryan, and others. Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [24]pp; illus. Light wear and toning to extremities, a few faint stains to margin at lower right corner, else a Very Good+ unfolded example, without postal markings.

$150.00

John Wilcock's Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Vol.2, No.3 (June, 1968)
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John Wilcock's Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Vol.2, No.3 (June, 1968)

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WILCOCK, John (editor)

New York: John Wilcock, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, John Wilcock's Other Scenes probably deserves pride of place as the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. It was also - probably a function of Wilcock's comparative maturity (he was already in his late thirties in 1967) - far less reliant on the sort of psychedelic mish-mosh that defined the aesthetic of most other underground papers of the period. Described in the masthead as "a revolutionary newsletter concerned with art, politics, sociology, sex and the creation of a more equitable society," Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic (Wilcock was a regular Factory denizen). The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include an interview with Bill Graham of the Fillmore, and contributions by Marlene Charyn, C. Clayton Clark, Sheila Krynski and Bruce Hoffman, Bob Garcia, Kerry Thornley, and others. Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [24]pp; illus. Some dustiness and mild toning to wrappers, else a Near Fine, unfolded example, without postal markings.

$150.00

John Wilcock's Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Third Year, No.6 (June 1-14, 1969)
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John Wilcock's Other Scenes: The International Newspaper - Third Year, No.6 (June 1-14, 1969)

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] BRAINARD, Joe, Brigid Polk, and Robert Cordier, et al. (contributors)

New York: John Wilcock, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, John Wilcock's Other Scenes probably deserves pride of place as the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. It was also - probably a function of Wilcock's comparative maturity (he was already in his late thirties in 1967) - far less reliant on the sort of psychedelic mish-mosh that defined the aesthetic of most other underground papers of the period. Described in the masthead as "a revolutionary newsletter concerned with art, politics, sociology, sex and the creation of a more equitable society," Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic (Wilcock was a regular Factory denizen). The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include contributions by David Bourdon, Brigid Polk, Sheila Golden, Chacho Guemes, David Ramsay Steele, Karry and Cara Thornley, John Webster, Joe Brainard, Robert Cordier, Robert Zimmerman, and others. Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [24]pp; illus. Light wear along spine-fold, else a very Near Fine, unfolded copy, without postal markings.

$150.00

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