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.

Gay / Queer / Homosexual Studies

Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay interest. Our other fields of interest are lesbianism, transgenders, sexuality in general and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour. Recently we have added early science-fiction and fantasy to our lists.

Books in this section cover history, psychology, sociology, theory etc, primarily from a US / UK perspective; when available, they include translations of foreign works that have had a significant impact on AngloSaxon studies (eg Magnus Hirschfeld's Sexual Anomalies and Perversions). Some titles may have attitudes that we would now consider homophobic.

For books that deal primarily with other cultures, including other Western societies, see that section; check also non-fiction works in the Other Languages section in the left column. For books that deal with gay sexuality tangentially or as a minor issue, see the sexuality section. See also books listed under Gay Erotic / Pulp Fiction and Non-fiction to 1971.

We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. Prices include UK postage and packing.

E Patrick JOHNSON Sweet Tea
Black Gay Men of the South: an oral history
2008 1st £10.00
Rictor NORTON The Homosexual Literary Tradition 1974 1st £40.00
Male Homosexuals: Their Problems and Adaptations 1975 £4.50

Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.

"Indeed, military outposts were recognized as environments so notorious for sodomy that this could be adduced as a motive for clemency: in 1440 the government justified canceling a convicted sodomite's fine because, among other reasons, when he committed sodomy 'he was at military service and frequented soldiers, who are commonly profligate in that vice'."

Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence
Michael Rocke
Oxford University Press, 1996

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