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Journals / Magazines / Periodicals of Gay Interest: 1951 - 1960
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 fields of interest are 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.


We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. £ prices include UK postage and packing. Where $ prices are given, they include postage to the USA. Discounts are available for orders of three or more.

Copies are complete, with minor creasing and wear. Images can be enlarged with "view image" function - any hatching is scanner fault. Magazines do not include frontal nudes. Prices in £ include UK postage and packing; prices in $ include postage and packing to USA.


The magazines listed here may include male nudes but not sexual activity.

on other pages

•  Periodicals 1960s    1970s     1980s & 1990s    2001 onwards
•  Periodicals in other languages
•  Ephemera (brochures / leaflets / theatre programmes etc)

Adonis (UK)


Colour covers; black and white interiors.


Vol 1 no 3, July / August 1955
68pp / h 14.7 cm * 10.5 cm £20.00 / $40


Black and white photos with brief descriptions of some models ("Just let a single issue of ADONIS or BODY BEAUTIFUL go on sale without at least one picture of Glenn Bishop somewhere in its pages and young American (sic) declares war on us.") plus advertisements.


Vol 2 no 5, January 1957
68pp / h 14.7 cm * 10.5 cm £17.50 / $35


Complete, but cover creased and torn, rust spreading from staples.

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Body Beautiful (UK)


volume 3, Autumn 1957
68pp / h 14.4 cm * 10.3 cm £20.00 / $40


Black and white photographs, short articles about modeling and some of the models, and advertisements.




Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.







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