New York: McGraw-Hill, (1979). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good + in Very good white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning to edges and spine panel of dust jacket. Minor rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. Author's inscription to front free end page reads "For Anita and Ernest with Respect and Affection, Barbara Gallatin Anderson." Else is clean and bright. Ms. Anderson is an internationally known specialist on the life cycle. 240 pages. Health. HEA110081. Very Good+ / Very Good.
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Cachan; A.E. Whily-Tell, circa 1950s. Pamphlet. Large format pamphlet for the Folies. Bright cover printed in full color and side-stapled. Mostly black and white photos of the performers and from the performances, but one central section of handcolored photos on glossy paper of the stage settings for La Traviata, Venise, La Grande Parade. Includes beautiful full color advertisements for various products such as Gordon's Gin, Coca Cola, and Vicompte de Castellane Epernay Champagne. Includes images of topless dancers in black and white. Note in blue pen to front tissue guard, else clean and bright. Oversized. Drama. DRA/7152. Very Good.
Leipzig: F. Cavael, Kunst und Verlags-Anstalt, circa 1890. Hardcover. Early German erotica with many black and white photographic illustrations. Very good in modern black cloth with gilt title to spine. Original front paper wrapper is bound in, but chipped along the edges. Two volumes bound in one. Clean, bright interior. Split to binding after front cover. 87 pages / 84 pages. German Literature. GER208141. Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near fine in very good brown dust jacket with beige title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing to front panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 270 pages. Nature. NAT1/2152. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Oldham, England: The Old Stile Press, 1989. Hardcover. Number 149 of 220 copies. Signed by the illustrator. The Gymnopaediae was an ancient Greek festival at which nude young boys would dance, sing, and display their athletic abilities to honor Apollo. Filled with linocut illustrations of nude male athletes in various poses. Bound in quarter black cloth with blue paper covered boards. Black title to spine and terracotta illustration of a Greek sculpture of a nude boy to the front cover. Printed on Saunders HP mould-made paper in Joanna and PerpetuaLight Titling type. Housed in a beige cloth covered slipcase printed in terracotta with a series of figures. In fine condition. [80 pages]. PRI/071112. Fine in Fine Slipcase.
Oldham, England: The Old Stile Press, 1989. Hardcover. 145 of 220 copies. Signed by the illustrator. The Gymnopaediae was an ancient Greek festival at which nude young boys would dance, sing, and display their athletic abilites to honor Apollo. Includes a brief textual introduction and the remainder of the book is filled with linocut illustrations of nude male atheletes in various poses. Bound in quarter black cloth with blue paper covered boards. Black title to spine and terracotta illustration of a Greek sculpture of a nude boy to the front cover. Printed on Saunders HP mould-made paper in Joanna and Perpetua Light Titling type. Housed in a beige cloth covered slipcase printed in terracotta with a series of figures. [80 pages]. PRI/071112. Fine in Fine Slipcase.
London: Charles Hirsch, 1896. Hardcover. First Edition of an uncommon work. A curious book, it was one of two legitimate novels published by Charles Hirsch, a London bookseller and publisher known for distributing clandestine works. William Platt was a peculiar 1890s writer whose works concerned the role of the sexes and often leaned toward the risque. In keeping with this, the cover has an illustration in gilt of a nude woman reading a book. In original green cloth, somewhat rubbed and bumped. Interior pages have browning to margins, offsetting to free endpapers with chip to rear free endpaper. Still a nice copy in very good condition. 222 pages plus ad for music by William Platt and 16 pages of reviews of Platt's Men, Women, and Chance. LIT/032513. Very Good.
Warner Paperback Library, 1975. Paperback. "At sixteen, Fannie Bell Fleming from the mountains became Blaze Starr, the stripper. She wowed them in clubs across the country, carried on with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo, and nearly married the Governor of Louisiana, Early Long. This is her story" (back cover). Bound in off-white paper wrappers with red title to spine and front cover. Photographic illustration of Blaze Starr to front cover. Crease and short closed tear to rear cover. Creasing to spine. Browning to interior, but text remains bright and legible. Remnants of an old price sticker to rear cover. Includes 16 pages of black and white photographs (some with partial nudity). 206 pages. AMERBIO/062118. Very Good.