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Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay, lesbian and transgender interest. Our other topics are sexuality in general, antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica and sexual behaviour, and early science-fiction and fantasy.


We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. £ prices include UK postage and packing. $ includes to the USA and € includes postage within the eurozone.


Recent additions Rare and old gay, lesbian and transgender

La Charrette "charrie" aujourd'hui
French satirical magazine, August 1923



La Charrette "charrie" was a monthly satirical magazine published in 1922 and 1923, specialising in different topics each issue. This edition is devoted to "Inversion" (primarily male homosexuality with some references to lesbians), and comprises a mixture of three-colour cartoons and text.

£35      more information

Wet 1 & 2
poster (46.5cm * 61.5cm)
Nightclub events during 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver, Canada
slight creasing at one edge
£20.00


Contact for more information or to purchase.
Wet poster

Symposium 87
Signed Poster (29.5 cm * 42 cm)
Symposium 87 was a gathering of European LGBT writers in London
Back of poster signed by most (all?) present.
more information
Symposium 87 poster Symposium 87 signatures

Richard Amory
Frost
Venus Freeway Press, 1973, 207pp


Scarce gay thriller involving coming out and political corruption. Enlarge second picture for blurb.

ref: 2564, £15 order here

Mike Seabrook

Unnatural Relations

UK paperback 1989 (1st ed), ISBN 0854491163

"two young people facing a brutal assault on their human rights" back cover blurb

ref 002556, £17.50

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We have a many new gay erotic novels and short story collections from the 1970s & 80s and 1990s, including:


Surrey House / Surey Books / Manhard / HIS
San Diego / Santee, California
undated: 1970s and 1980s


Reference Author Title
2521     Mark Andrews Playing the Game
2523     aRVIe Cops in Training
and more in 1970s & 80s erotic and pulp fiction
Cops in Training

Our Trans section is open again and includes:


Roberta Cowell's Story
by herself


UK hardback, 1954 (1st ed), ISBN n/a, 154pp

Early - perhaps first - published autobiography by a British transsexual

ref 002534, £25.00

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Roberta Cowell's Story

Harriett Gilbert

Hotels with Empty Rooms

UK hardback, 1973 (1st ed), ISBN 034017014X, 142pp

Painter in a hotel in Brittany meets a girl who is a boy who is a murderer . . .

ref 002537, £7.50

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Stoller The Transsexual Experiment

In Cheap Fiction you'll find, among others, these titles:


Kim Carlson

Breakfast in Bedlam

UK paperback, 1991 (1st ed), ISBN 0854491686
"a surreal landscape of gothic horror and lust; a black comedy with a psychological hard-on" back cover blurb


ref 002527, £6.00

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Featured Rare and old gay, lesbian and transgender



Man Alive!
Books, photographs & ephemera depicting men in portraits, clothed, nude & sexually active
our latest catalogue
John Weldon's The Naked Heart

rare 1953 novel: a troubled young man encounters gay cousin among other troubling characters
from our selection of cheap fiction

Rare / Antiquarian



The Earl of Rochester was famous for his bawdy writings. This volume published in 1692 conveys his views on religion as he neared death.



Der Unschuldige "the story of a transformation"
Rare pre-Nazi German gay fiction

And more . . .



THE HOMOMONUMENT

guide and granite from
the original monument

BODY AND MIND

classic 1970s erotica - some with interesting stories

CHANSONS D'AMOUR

The Songs of Bilitis
in the original French



GIRO D'ITALIA

handsome men
from Venice to Sicily

THE LAVENDER SPY

Buzz Cardigan fights
the enemies of freedom

BORN OF MAN

two gay men - one is the 'mother' of their child


Periodicals and Ephemera

Physique magazines from the 1950s; gay lifestyle magazines from the 1960s onwards. UK, US and many other countries.


periodicals in English
periodicals in other languages



Leaflets, political documents, travel guides etc, 1970s onwards, from several countries.


gay ephemera


Books wanted

We buy old and rare gay, lesbian and transgender books, periodicals and ephemera. We are primarily interested in hardbacks and periodicals published before 1990 and paperbacks and ephemera published before 1980, but we consider all offers. We also buy rare books of any subject matter. Contact us if you have a single copy or a whole library for sale.

books on our wanted list




Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.













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