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Ephemera of Gay Interest - before 1970

Founded in 2009 and based in the UK, Arbery Books is a leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of lesbian interest. We also specialise in publications of gay and transgender interest, other aspects of sexuality and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour.

We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. Prices include UK postage and packing. Discounts available for three or more items.

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Ephemera 1970 onwards
Theatre Programmes

La Charrette "charrie" aujourd'hui
French satirical magazine, August 1923
Paul Reboux (Rédacteur en chef); Drawings by Charles Martin
text and cartoons complete but extremely fragile:
pages separated, large pieces missing from edges, tanning, some staining

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. p2 Conversation between teacher and pupil purporting to explain why there are so many homosexuals: by André Dahl. p3: cartoon of two women talking with effeminate youth in background; one woman tells the other "... et raisonnable! ... jamais une histoire de femme ..." / pp4 & 5: two more full page cartoons featuring older gay men / p6: cartoon and article "Au Maury's Bar: confidences d'un jeune homme timide" (Maury's was a real gay bar in Paris) / p7: full page cartoon; languid youth tells older man "Au fond, Oscar Wilde .... je préfère Henri Bordeaux!" / pp8-9: double page cartoon of drag ball / p10: full page cartoon / p11: story "Dans la cité future" by Bernard Gervaise / pp12-13: two full page cartoons / p14 half-page cartoon: woman in a suit looking at a pair of bloomers: "Fermés, les pantalons ... C'est plus convenable!..." plus poem "Histoire d'un vieux beau et d'une petite dame habillée en garçon" / p15: story (or article?) "Un philanthrope ou le moyen de parvenir" / p16: cartoon

£35      Contact for more information, pictures or to purchase

Mary Make-Believe
Chappell & Co, London, UK, 1928
, 16pp, £10

Sheet music of song by Noël Coward from the revue This Year of Grace. Some soiling / discolouring, and tears at top and bottom of spine. Contact us for more information or to purchase.

Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.

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