I no longer deal in rare and antiquarian books.
This website is gradually closing, but some items may still be for sale:
Make me an offer if you wish to buy.
I still buy for my own collection rare books, magazines and ephemera of gay interest, almost always published before 1980,
and science-fiction and fantasy (books, not magazines) published before 1950.
I also buy erotica of any sexual interest published before 1900.
If you have something to sell contact me.
With many thanks to my customers over the last nine years
- I hope you always find what you are looking for.



Secondhand gay fiction up to £10
see also Fiction section in left column
Secondhand gay and sexuality non-fiction up to £10.00


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.


The books listed below may have some minor damage; serious defects are noted. Price includes UK postage and packing. Contact us to order, for more details and for costs of posting abroad.


Discounts from this page only: 25% for three / four books; 33% for five / six books; 50% for seven books or more. Payment requested through Paypal.



Reinaldo Arenas (translated by Andrew Hurley), The Assault, 1994, 1st edition, US hardback in jacket, nearly new condition, ISBN 0670840661, ref 2433, £5 cover image
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James Baldwin
The Amen Corner
US paperback, 1974, ISBN 0718111265, nearly new condition
play set in a gospel-singing community in Harlem
ref 002451, £4.00
more information

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James Baldwin The Amen Corner

Sebastian Beaumont, Two (Learning to Drown & Addy, Laura and Old Jack Butler, 1980, Star paperback, nearly new condition, ISBN 1873741170, ref 2425, £5 cover image
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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"
ref 002527, £6.00
back cover blurb
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Prices include UK p&p
Discounts from this page only: 25% for three / four books;
33% for five / six books; 50% for seven books or more.

Kevin ESSER
Mad To Be Saved
Gay Presses of New York, 1985, 165pp, 1st ed ISBN
0914017055

"Moody, retrospective, steeped in the everchanging colors of heavy rock music, hallucinogenics and sex . . . a compellingly written contemporary novel of the Seventies college generation"

ref: 2487, £10 order here

Eric Garber (ed)
Embracing the Dark


US Paperback 1991, 1st edition ISBN 1555831672

Short stories: horror and fantasy with a gay or lesbian focus. Authors include Peter Robins, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Adrian Nicholas Phoenix and John Peyton Cooke

ref 002492, £5.00

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Stephen Gray
Born of Man


Paperback 1989, ISBN 0854491074

"in this case, the baby's mother is male" more information

ref 002505, £6.00

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Prices include UK p&p
Discounts from this page only: 25% for three / four books;
33% for five / six books; 50% for seven books or more.

Wallace Hamilton

Coming Out

US paperback 1977, ISBN n/a

more information cover damaged, book leans forward

ref x236, £5.00

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Larry Howard

The Lions' Den

US paperback 1985, ISBN 0932870813

cover damaged, book leans forward

college professor falls for campus swimming star

back cover blurb

ref 2570, £5.00

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Toby (Edwin Clark) Johnson

Secret Matter

US paperback 1990, ISBN 0938743139

back cover blurb

ref 002489, £6.00

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Paul Monette, The Gold Diggers, 1979, Avon paperback, 1st edition, ISBN 0380430266, ref 002427, £6 cover image more information
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Joseph Olshan, A Warmer Season, 1989, UK hardback with jacket, first edition, ISBN 0747500037, ref x139, £5.00
cover image
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Joseph Olshan, The Waterline, 1989, UK hardback with jacket, first edition, ISBN 0747503540, ref x138, £5.00
cover image
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P Parivaraj

Shiva and Arun

UK paperback 1988, ISBN 0854492658

love story more information
ref 002507, £5.00
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Prices include UK p&p
Discounts from this page only: 25% for three / four books;
33% for five / six books; 50% for seven books or more.

John Rechy, The Vampires, 1989, US paperback, ISBN 0394178173
cover image, ref 002422, £8.00
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David Rees

In The Tent

UK hardback, 1979, 127pp, ISBN 0234776544

Young adult novel: seventeen year old Tim faces conflicts with his homosexuality and Christianity.

ref: 2412, £10 order here

Forrest Reid

Uncle Stephen

UK hardback, 1945, 256pp, ISBN n/a

Sixteen year-old Tom Barber finds magic, love, fantasy and adventure. (jacket badly torn)

ref: 2530, £7.50 order here

Mike Seabrook

Unnatural Relations

UK paperback 1989 (1st ed), ISBN 0854491163

"two young people facing a brutal assault on their human rights" more information

ref 002556, £8.00

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H L Stryker

Obsessed!

US paperback 1984, ISBN 0933322186

"two sly, intelligent and erotic novels" more information

ref 002506, £6.00

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Gore Vidal
A Thirsty Evil
UK paperback 1983, ISBN 0586039945
short stories more information
ref x137, £6.00


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Graeme Woolaston
Stranger Than Love
Gay Men's Press paperback, 1985, ISBN 0907040810 1st edition
book leans forward badly back cover blurb
ref x254, £4.00


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Ursula Zilinsky
Middle Ground
1987 Gay Men's Press paperback, ISBN 0854490566
originally published 1968; well-written story about young man in a Nazi labour camp who becomes the lover of the camp commandant back cover blurb
ref 2569, £6


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Prices include UK p&p
Discounts from this page only: 25% for three / four books;
33% for five / six books; 50% for seven books or more.




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