The Pride Sale

Swann Galleries, Inc.
104 East 25th Street
NY 10010 New York,
United States
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Date of the auction: 20.06.2019

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Chinese Gay Pillow Book. ] 6 double-page watercolor and ink illustrations of erotic gay couplings. Images measure 8 1/2x6 1/2 inches, 21 1/2x16 cm on India paper, mounted to 10x8 1/2 inch laid paper sheets, accordion-folded between patterned silk-covered boards (measuring 73 inches, 185 1/2 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) Woman, and her Place in a Free Society * Sex-Love, and Its Place in a Free Society * An Unknown People. Together, 3 pamphlets bound in 1. 8vo, contemporary gilt-lettered brown cloth, faded; scattered foxing. The first two titles printed in Manchester, England: The Labour

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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NICOLAS CHORIER (1612-1692) The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea, Literally Translated from the Latin. 3 volumes. Half-titles. Titles in red and black. Slim 8vo, contemporary 3/4 green morocco, spines tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt, spines uniformly faded to brown. Paris

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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ANDRE GIDE (1869-1951) Saül, Drame en 5 Actes [with:] L'Immoraliste. 2 volumes bound in one. Half-titles. Small 8vo, contemporary full tan morocco by René Kieffer, leather bas-relief sculpture by R. Prath set into front and back covers, top edges and turn-ins gilt; endpaper gutter with a few minor

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WILHELM VON GLOEDEN (1856-1931) Taormina. Platinum print, the image measuring 15 1/2x11 1/2 inches, 39x29 cm, the sheet slightly larger, flush mounted to board, with von Gloeden's signature, title, and numeric notation 1409, in ink, on recto. 1903; printed circa 1915

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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GUGLIELMO PLÜSCHOW (1852-1930) Group of 3 en plein air male nude studies. Albumen (2) and silver (one) prints, the images measuring 6 1/4x4 1/2 to 9x6 1/2 inches, 16x11 1/2 to 23x16 1/2 cm, the silver print on a mount measuring 8 1/4x10 1/2 inches, 21x26 3/4 cm, 2 with Plüschow's hand stamps and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass. First state engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. 8vo, original red-orange cloth, beveled edges, blind-stamped covers, spine lean, extremities rubbed; foxing to frontispiece and title page, yellow coated endpapers. Boston: Thayer

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Signature, on a holograph address panel, addressed to socialist philosopher and sexual reformer Edward Carpenter. 1 page, 6 3/4x11 1/2 inches, 17x29 cm, moderate chipping to side edges, folds with minor loss to text, faint scattered soiling, cancelled 10-cent postage stamp

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) Ballade de la geole de Reading par C33. Translated and preface by Henry-D. Davray. 28 black and sepia woodcuts by Jean-Gabriel Daragnes. 8vo, handsome custom binding by Louise Levèque of polished black calf with gilt-lettered spine and design of skylight from Wilde's prison

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) An Ideal Husband. [16], 214 pages. Square 8vo, original lavender cloth with gilt decorations on covers, uncut, spine slightly darkened, minor soiling, corners and spine tips bumped; John Parmenter armorial bookplate to front pastedown (paper lifting slightly in just a few

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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) and a bitter court case instigated by the Marquess of Queensberry, father of Wilde's paramour, Lord Alfred Douglas. This first edition was published by Smithers four years later, incorporating some changes Wilde had made in the preceding months. It was the final comic or dramatic work ever penned

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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PAUL VERLAINE (1844-1896) "Hombres" (Hommes). [iv], 48, [3] pp. Slim 8vo, later brown cloth, front cover blocked and lettered in gilt, trace of wear to spine tips; original wrappers bound in, small inked signature to top of front wrapper; page numbers 44-48 corrected by hand. [Paris]: Imprimé sous

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER (1647-1680) Sodom: Ein Spiel. Translated by Théophile Marquardt. Title illustration and 15 raunchy, erotic Secessionist-style plates by Julius Klinger including 2 color mounted. Folio, original gilt-stamped burnt orange silk moiré covered boards; top edges trimmed and

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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A DJUNA BARNES (1892-1982) Ryder. 8vo, publisher's 1/4 cloth-backed boards; dust jacket, mild rubbing to fold corners, light shelfwear, hint of toning. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979

Lot #: 35A

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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DJUNA BARNES (1892-1982) Ladies Almanack. Showing their Signs and their tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes, as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempters. Written & Illustrated by A Lady of Fashion. 84, [4] pp

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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RALPH CHUBB (1892-1960) The Heavenly Cupid, or The True Paradise of Loves. Designed, composed, printed, and with 96 lithographed illustrations by Chubb, the text reproducing his calligraphed manuscript. Original 1/2 brown morocco over corduroy-covered boards, by G. Frewin, extremities scuffed

Lot #: 45

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MARIETTE LYDIS (1887-1970) Lesbiennes. 23 color copper engravings on 25 on full-page sheets, each Signed and dated 1926 in pencil by Lydis. Images measure 6x4 1/4 or 3x3 inches, 15 1/4x11 or 7 1/2x7 1/2 cm, on 12 3/4x9 1/2-inch, 32 1/2x24 cm sheets. Folio, custom binding signed Mativet, of crushed

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MARIETTE LYDIS (1887-1970) Criminelles. Text by Pierre MacOrlan. 24 etchings with typed, cut, and mounted captions. 6x4 1/2 inches, 15x11 cm, on 11x9-inch, 28x23 cm sheets. Folio, plates and one folded leaf with introduction and colophon loose as issued in publisher's pictorial cloth case with ties

Lot #: 47

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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MAY SARTON (1912-1995) Handmade book containing seven manuscript love poems. Bound and dedicated to Anne Longfellow Thorp. [10], [2] pages. Small octavo, 66 1/4x5 3/4 inches, 16x14 1/2 cm, hand-stitched blue paper with mounted linocut of peacock printed in blue and orange on front cover; endpapers

Lot #: 53

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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GERTRUDE STEIN (1874-1946) Autograph Letter Signed, to Arthur Rubin ("My dear Rubin"), apologizing for a delayed reply, explaining that the telephone has not yet arrived, and inviting him to visit. 1 page, 4to, quad ruled paper; mounted to larger board, uneven toning, faint scattered staining. Np

Lot #: 55

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963) Original sketchbook. Le Mystère et Antigone [cover title]. Contains 25 sketches, primarily of his assistant and lover, Jean Desbordes. Others of set designs and a short list of supplies. Graphite, pen, and watercolor. 12 3/4x9 1/2 inches, 32 1/2x24 cm, spiral-bound grey

Lot #: 58

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999) YMCA Locker Room . Etching. 6 1/4x12 3/4 inches, 16x31 1/2 cm, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35. Signed, titled and inscribed "IV/X". 1934

Lot #: 63

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999) PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999) Going South . Etching. 246x125 mm; 9 3/4x5 inches, 24 1/2x12 1/2 cm, full margins. Second state (of 2), with the artist's name in the plate lower left. Edition of approximately 200. Published by the American Artists Group, New York. 1934

Lot #: 64

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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, May 24, 2007, with the labels on the frame back

Lot #: 69

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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JEAN GENET (1910-1986) Notre-Dame des Fleurs. Printed in red and black. 8vo, publisher's wrappers, spine leaning and darkened with small tear at foot; glassine overwrap (also supplied plain brown paper wrapper over glassine signed by recipient, tattered); partly unopened, page edges browned. [Lyon

Lot #: 74

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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RAY JOHNSON (1927-1995) Untitled (To Julian Beck) . Group of 4 paper items, including a postcard with a photograph of City Hall, Montreal, a handwritten note by Johnson in ink, a hand-written addressed envelope by Johnson in crayon and a blank strip of card stock with string attached, 1959

Lot #: 80

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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LON OF NY (ALONZO HANAGAN) Binder with 45 vintage photographs, comprising 35 medium-format studies, either nude or wearing posing straps, and 11 small-format photographs of male physique models. Also includes Lon Catalogs #5X, Alan Barry; #64, New Discoveries; #67, Nathaniel Johnson; #115X, Model in

Lot #: 84

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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KENNETH ROYAL MURDOCH (1898-1981) File of personal letters and typescript poems. 17 Letters Signed (some of them autograph letters, a few of them postcards or short notes) to fan James A. Hyde of Darien, CT, with 46 leaves of typescript poems and other works by Murdoch, 2 printed Christmas greetings

Lot #: 92

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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The Advocate. Complete bound run spanning the ground-breaking magazine's first 8-plus years. 180 issues bound in 10 volumes. Various sizes, first volume 4to and the rest folio, modern 1/2 calf over green marbled boards; minimal wear and light browning to contents. Los Angeles, September 1967 to

Lot #: 102

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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JOHN HEYS, editor (1951- ) Gay Power. Group of 11 issues. Photographic illustrations and reproductions; erotic stories and nude photographs, ads, services, personals. Folio, generally 23 pages on newsprint, covers unevenly toned, spine worn and chipped; paper fragile and with scattered chipping and

Lot #: 105

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019