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1 Borhan, Pierre Man to Man. A History of Gay Photography
New York The Vendome Press 2007 0865651868 / 9780865651869 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
287 pp. Color and black and white photographs throughout, including work by Robert Mapplethorpe, George Dureau and others. A history of gay photography, documenting early examples of homosexual and homoerotic photography in the 19th century, to its evolution and changes in the 20th century, documeting both subtle and overt examples of the form. This includes a look at fashion photography and homoerotic elements, etc. With studies of photographers and their work. VERY GOOD condition. Some scuffing, soiling and fading to the jacket. Minor fading to the book. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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George Dureau New Orleans. 50 Photographs., Dureau, George (photographer); Lucie-Smith, Edward (foreword)
2 Dureau, George (photographer); Lucie-Smith, Edward (foreword) George Dureau New Orleans. 50 Photographs.
London GMP Publishers. 1985 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First edition. Smallish square format. Black cloth in unclipped jacket. 111 pp. Black and white photos throughout. With a foreword in English, French and German. A collection of black and white photos of various men from different walks of life, all from New Orleans. George Dureau was an American artist noted for his depictions of athletes, amputees and others, serving as an influence on the work of Robert Mapplethorpe (see Wikipedia). GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Small yellowed square from an old price sticker on the lower front cover. Some wrinkling, general toning and minor soiling to the jacket. Minor general fading to the book. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Quaint Stories of Samurais, Ihara (Ibara in the book), Saikaku; Sato, Ken (translator).
3 Ihara (Ibara in the book), Saikaku; Sato, Ken (translator). Quaint Stories of Samurais
Paris Imprimerie Darantiere, printer. 1928 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
One of 500 copies. Blue cloth. 111 pp. No illustrations. A collection of stories on Samurais and the Samurai tradition in Japan, mostly portraying gay/homosexual love stories and anecdotes among the samurai, and drawing mostly from Ihara's "Glorious Stories of Homosexuality." Saikaku Ihara was a 17th century Japanese poet and writer, originating the Floating World style, as well as responsible for many works chronicle amorous affairs. GOOD condition. General uneven fading and toning to the covers. Minor soiling and edgewear. Owner's inscription present. Page edges foxed. Minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Third Sex, Smith, Artemis
4 Smith, Artemis The Third Sex
No Place Beacon Books 1959 no Mass Market Paperback Good 
Mass market paperback with provocatively posed girls for cover art. Beacon book #B268. 156 pp., plus ads in the rear. Vintage lesbian pulp fiction, presenting a love triangle of sorts within a marriage between a lesbian and a gay man, and their lovers. By Artemis Smith (or Annselm L.N.V. Morpurgo) an early advocate of a Unisex movement that would transcend gender. GOOD condition. Covers browned, with mostly minor soiling and creasing-heavier along the hinges. Extremities scuffed, bumped and worn. Faint date stamp on the upper rear cover. Ownership signature present. Text block toned. Several titles in the ads in the rear with circles around their numbers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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