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1 (Hansen, Joseph). James Colton STRANGE MARRIAGE
Los Angeles, California: Argyle Books, (1965). B0007EANA6 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated (1965), and SIGNED by the author, thus: ''James Colton (Joe Hansen)'' to the endsheet. Hardcover. Textblock mildly tanned, spine a bit slanted, very light wear at the extremities, a very good plus copy, in a dust jacket that shows a number of closed tears and associated creasing, a few tiny nicks. 
Pioneering gay novel written by Joseph Hansen as by Colton. From the 1965 review in Tangents: "His homosexuals are as ordinary as his heterosexuals; in itself this is a step forward from the purple-past days of not-so-long ago." Young, 748. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 (Kramer, Larry). Mass, Lawrence D., editor WE MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER OR DIE: The Life and Legacies of Larry Kramer
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312177046 / 9780312177041 First edition. Hardcover. Fine with a tiny spot of soiling to the lower paper edges; in a photo-pictoral dust jacket with very small crease to the upper fold between the front panel and flap. Notes on contributors and index. 
A collection of essays by twenty-three writers that investigates the life, work, and politics of the playwright (THE NORMAL HEART), gay rights and AIDS activist, and founder of ACT-UP. Contributors include Tony Kushner and Calvin Trillin. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Williams, Tennessee). Jackson, Esther Merle THE BROKEN WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Madison and Milwaukee: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with pale foxing to the page edges; in a price-clipped dust jacket that exhibits a few dots of faint foxing. A nice copy. 
Jackson argues that Williams addresses the major ideas of his time and translates profound meaning into theatrical language. She makes this argument through critically analyzing the major characteristics of his dramatic form. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 (Williams, Tennessee). Vannatta, Dennis TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805783040 / 9780805783049 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in light blue cloth, in a fine printed dust jacket. Octavo. 142 pages; chronology, bibliography, index. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Tennessee Williams. 
A study of Williams' short stories presented in chronological order. Vannatta traces the development of characteristic motifs: sensitive loners, passion and violence, and compares them to the better known plays. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Barry, John THE MILITANT HOMOSEXUAL
North Hollywood, Calif: A Brandon House Book, (1967). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. A fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps, with the textblock showing the inevitable light tanning. A nice copy. 
A Brandon House Original. "Here is a frank and sometimes shocking compendium of the new philosophy and program of the militant homosexuals written without bias."--from the rear cover. Gay-themed pocketbook sleaze. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Bloch, Jon P. MURDER BY DESIGN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 0312313128 / 9780312313128 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Second mystery featuring gay Hollywood gossip columnist Rick Domino, who must solve the murder of a consulting designer for a popular cable TV show, with the assistance of Terry Zane, a sweet but savagely unstylish police detective. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Busch, Charles WHORES OF LOST ATLANTIS
New York: Hyperion, (1993). 1562827804 / 9781562827809 First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in a mildly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"A celebration--of friendship, wigs, and a kind of wicked innocence."--Paul Rudnick. From the cult-ivated author of stage sensations VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM and PSYCHO BEACH PARTY. "One does not become a Charles Busch fan; one is enslaved."--P.R. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Chesbro, George C. SECOND HORSEMAN OUT OF EDEN
New York: Atheneum, 1989. 0689119798 / 9780689119798 First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The seventh saga starring Dr. Frederickson (Mongo), master criminologist, equals the earlier stories in hyperbole and in terrific suspense as well."--Publisher Weekly. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Chesbro, George C. TWO SONGS THIS ARCHANGEL SINGS
New York: Atheneum, 1986. 0689116594 / 9780689116599 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A Mongo mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Chester, Alfred THE EXQUISITE CORPSE
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. A few dots of dampstain to the yellow top-edge coloring, else a bright, fine copy in purple cloth lettered in gilt; in a very mildly age-toned, otherwise fine dust jacket. 
Surreal, experimental novel from the critic and author Gore Vidal called "a glorious writer, tough as nails, with an exquisite ear for the false note." One of the 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels selected by The Publishing Triangle. Young, 649. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Coleman, Lonnie THE GOLDEN VANITY
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with very minor wear. 
"Beautifully limpid and transparent style. Lonnie Coleman is a versatile writer and a fine craftsman."--Chicago Tribune. Listed in Ian Young's THE MALE HOMOSEXUAL IN LITERATURE: A Bibliography (Second edition) #724. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Cooper, Bernard A YEAR OF RHYMES
(New York): Viking, (1993). 0670847321 / 9780670847327 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bernard Cooper's debut novel is an "evocative and tender" portrait of a young boy's passage from childhood innocence to adult understanding. "A classic text in the literature of adolescence, something on par with CATCHER IN THE RYE..."--David Leavitt. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 D' Haene, Elise LICKING OUR WOUNDS
Sag Harbor, New York: The Permanent Press, 1997. First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
The author's first novel. "Her account is poignant and hilarious; adventures simmering with passion, sweet sorrows, and raw moist, rowdy sexual expression rarely seen in literary works by women."--Timothy Leary. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Delany, Samuel R. EQUINOX
(New York): Rhinoceros, (1994). 1563331578 / 9781563331572 First edition thus. Originally issued in 1973 as THE TIDES OF LUST. Mild tanning to the pages (as expected), else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Erotic novel with elements of the fantastic here reissued under the author's choice of title. "Extreme sado-masochism in imagery that is sometimes poetic and often disgusting--and so intended."--Clute and Nicholls. Scarce in any form. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Dennis, Nigel CARDS OF IDENTITY
New York: The Vanguard Press, (1955). Fourth printing before publication. Hardcover. Two tiny areas of stain to upper page edges, else about near fine; in an age-toned, edgeworn, rubbed, illustrated dust jacket with shallow nicking at the spine ends. 
"The second of Dennis's three published novels, and his most shapely, mischievous, and exuberant."--Village Voice. "Unmistakably and deliciously original. To read him is to love him."--Patrick Dennis. Young, THE MALE HOMOSEXUAL IN LITERATURE, #979. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Dowell, Coleman ISLAND PEOPLE
(New York): A New Directions Book, (1976). 081120604 First edition, first printing. This copy inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. A few tiny dots of stain to fore-edge, thus a near fine copy in black-lettered brown cloth; in an age-toned and lightly edgeworn photo-pictorial dust jacket with corner crease to front flap. 
Third novel from the Kentucky-born author who commited suicide in 1985. "The kind of novel that can change a reader's life."--Bradford Morrow. "A masterpiece, both of the immoral and the immortal."--Faubion Bowers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Dymmoch, Michael Allen THE MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD CATS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312093322 / 9780312093327 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 
A Malice Domestic Award-Winner for best first traditional mystery. A gay Chicago psychiatrist and a streetwise cop are brought together by a murder. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Fennelly, Tony THE CLOSET HANGING
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., (1987). 0881843067 / 9780881843064 First edition. Hardcover. Page edges lightly stained, mild shelfwear, else a very good plus copy; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with tiny tears to the extremities. 
The second installment featuring gay sleuth Matt Sinclair. The series debut THE GLORY HOLE MURDERS was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America as Best First Mystery Novel of the year. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Fennelly, Tony THE GLORY HOLE MURDERS
London: Arlington Books, (1985). First U.K. edition. Bumped spine edge, else a very good plus copy in wraps. 
The author's debut novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Fennelly, Tony THE GLORY HOLE MURDERS
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., (1985). 0881841803 / 9780881841800 First edition. Hardcover. Top edge lightly spotted, else a near fine copy; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that is mildly age-toned. 
THE GLORY HOLE MURDERS was nominated by Mystery Writers of America as Best First Mystery Novel of the year. "Impressive... Matt Sinclair's sleuthing is mightily slick and the cast of characters couldn't be more colorful."--Mystery Alley. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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