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1 BEERBOHM, MAX A Survey
London Heinemann 1921 
First Edition. One of 275 numbered copies signed by the author, Max Beerbohm. Some edging with some light stains to endpapers, and some fading to cloth, very good copy without dust jacket. Illustrated with 51 hand-tipped plates with a color hand-tipped frontispiece. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 FORREST, KATHERINE V. (ED.) Lesbian Pulp Fiction. The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950 - 1965
San Francisco, CA Cleis Press, Inc. 2005 
Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, a novelist of this lesbian paperback original golden age who is known as the Queen of Lesbian Fiction, to whom the book is dedicated. A big book of 415 pages, 6” x 9”. Illustrated. Brand new. Paperbound. A survey of the brave and provocative sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, Women's Barracks, The Dark Side of Venus, These Curious Pleasures, The Girls in 3-B, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. Includes works by Ann Bannon, Tereska Torres, Valerie Taylor, Paula Christian, Artemis Smith, and more. From the introduction by the editor, Katherine V. Forrest: “The courage of the authors of these books also cannot be overstated, pseudonyms be damned. Anyone who has ever written a book can testify to the feeling of personal risk we experience, the sense of stark exposure. The writers of these books laid bare an intimate, hidden part of themselves and they did it under siege, in the dark depths of a more than metaphorical wartime, because there was desperate urgency inside them to reach out, to put words on the page for women like themselves to read. Their words reached us, they touched us in different and deeply personal ways, and they helped us all.” 
Price: 39.95 USD
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3 GROTH, JOHN Studio: Europe. Illustrated by the Author
New York Vanguard 1945 
First Edition. Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. Signed by the author, artist John Groth. Laid in is a black & white photograph John Groth signed and inscribed by the artist. The impressions of World War II by the noted artist. Some rubbing and stains to cloth in a rather poor worn and chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 ZIMET, JAYE Strange Sisters. The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949 - 1969
New York Viking Studio 1999 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, a novelist of this lesbian paperback original golden age, who contributed the foreword. Oversize format. Illustrated throughout in full-color. As new. A collection of 200 examples of cover art from the bold and the campy sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, Satan Was a Lesbian, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. From the foreword by Ann Bannon: “...women learned to recognize what was a nascent literature of their own by reading the covers iconically. Despite all their editorially imposed quirks, the covers provided links among members of a wide-flung and incohesive community; a community that did not even think of itself as one and that, therefore, valued all the more any connection with others whose experience paralleled their own.” A fascinating and entertaining work. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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