African Americans, Gays and Lesbians

A Summer Catalog from Bolerium Books

 

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1.                   Bitch, butch, black & bad; in Notes from underground 4. San Francisco, Notes from Underground, [197-?]. 80p., wraps. Contributors include African American poet Simon Alexander (12 poems) and Chris Trian (two short stories, a poem, and most of the drawings), Dierdre Evans and Paladin.                      25.00

2.                   Black lesbian newsletter; #2, August 1982 - #6, December 1982. San Francisco, Black Lesbian Newsletter, 1982. 5 issues, each 8p., 8.5x11 inches, wraps. In 1983, the Bay Area publication changed its name to Onyx.      50.00

3.                   Black lesbian pride. Roxbury, MA, Ifé Art, 1994. Unpaginated 8.5x11 inch blank notebook with color photo on front board, previous owner's gift inscription on front pastedown, signed on rear pastedown by the designer.      15.00

4.                   Black Stonewall; '94 one day conference. New York, National Academic Congress, 1994. 4p. program, 8.5x11 inches, stapled wraps. Conference theme: To Heal a Nation: Challenges for Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay (TBLG) Peoples of African Descent.                                                                          20.00

5.                   CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts; Su Friedrich, Anne LeBaron, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Rousseve, Carrie Mae Weems, 1996. Santa Monica, CalArts/Herb Alpert Foundation, 1996. [16]p., photos of the five recipients in text, wraps. Includes two African American artists among the group that deals with gender-bending themes.         15.00

6.                   Exempla; eine Tübinger literaturzeitschrift, jahrgang 3, band 1. Tübingen, Seminar für Allgemeine Rhetorick, 1977. 96p., wraps.                                                                                                            125.00

The magazine includes a German translation of Ginsberg's 'Howl' and his 'Jaweh and Allah Battle' in English, along with bilingual poems of Gavin Dillard and Ian Young, and two poems written in English with German translation by Rita Dove, probably while the future Poet Laureate was a student in Tübingen.

7.                   Gay oppression: a socialist perspective in Turnover, magazine of politics & food, Aug.-Sept. no 26. San Francisco, Newsletter Collective, 1978. 10p. article in the 36p. issue, plus a 1p. article lesbian mother Jean Jullion (both with photos by Cathy Cade) and a centerfold tribute to George and Jonathan Jackson. 25.00

8.                   Lesbian and gay issues in the social services; in Catalyst, a socialist journal of the social sciences, 1981, volume III, number 4. New York, Institute for Social Service Alternatives, 1981. 119p., wraps. Includes materials on gay blacks and Hispanics.                                                                                          17.00

9.                   Lesbians and gays for ... Jesse Jackson! Washington, Jackson '88 / Lavender Stripe, 1988. 8-panel brochure soliciting support for Jackson.                                                                                    12.00

10.              Mona's Club 440; a continuous show [with] Gladys Bentley and Miss Jimmy Reynard. San Francisco, the Club, [1942?]. Photostat on 11 x 8.5 inch glossy cardstock, image 4 x 4 inches, for the club's ad that ran in San Francisco Life, 1942. Bently, here wearing a tuxedo and captioned 'Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs', was an out lesbian well-known as a Harlem nightclub performer during the Harlem Renaissance. The 'gay entertainment' described in the ad also featured Rose O'Neill, the 'Female Fred Astaire' and "Butch" Minton 'singing gay songs'. Reynard's photo comprises about a quarter of the 4 x 4 inch ad space; period piece or recent copy? probably the latter. See the photo on the site of the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco, www.sfmuseum.org/hist10/mona.html.  50.00

11.               New Age hustlers. New York, Star Dist., 1991. 159p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction, African American character. (Hard Throbs HT-138)                                                                              15.00

Craig Esposito cover art.

12.               Other countries; black gay voices, a first volume. New York, Other Countries, 1988. 120p., wraps. Includes works by Assotto Saint, Donald Woods and others.                                                   20.00

13.               ¡Outrageous recipe ... Jewelle Gomez, Chrystos, Cherríe Moraga; San Francisco Women's Building , Saturday, May 14. San Francisco, Women's Building , 1994. 8.5x14 inch sheet, printed single side, with photos of the event participants, folded twice, date '1994' written in ink.                                          20.00

14.               Salad Bar comes to Bayview Opera House at Hunter's Point, October 1990, a Salad Bar exhibition. San Francisco, Salad Bar, 1990. [24]p., 8.5x11 inch illustrated exhibition catalog, wraps. Salad Bar, a multicultural Bay area arts group, sought to promote exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. Exhibited artists included Janet Bogardus, Weny Cadden, Ester Hernández. Patricia Moreno-Toro, Norine K. Nishimura, Patricia Rodriguez, Joe Sam, Carlos Villa and many others.                                                                                                              25.00

15.               Shellac; #s 0, 1, and 2. San Francisco, Ultra Down Productions, 1999-2001. Various sizes and paginations, wraps. A brilliantly produced multicultural queer journal/zine hybrid, great layout, dealing with edge postmodern issues of culture, gender and ethnicity, with contributors including Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Jaime Cortez.  75.00

16.               Think again. New York and Los Angeles, New York State Black Gay Network and AIDS Project Los Angeles, 2003. 77p., scattered illus., nice previous owner's gift inscription, wraps. AIDS outreach to black gay communities.      25.00

17.               Woman poet; volume 1. Reno/Regional Editions, Women-in-Literature, 1980. 100p., 8x9.5 inches, first edition. With contributions by Sandra Gilbert. Joy Harjo, Chocolate Waters, Colleen McElroy and Susan Griffin, among others, complementing the three featured principals: Josephine Miles, Madeline Defrees and Ann Stanford.  20.00

18.               Women of color; in Women Organizing, no. 11, summer 1983. New York, Democratic Socialists of America. Feminist Commission, 1983. 36p., 8.5x11 inches, wraps. Covers disparate strands of political organizing in black, Chicana, Puerto Rican and Asian American women.                                                   12.00

19.               Words from the house of the dead; prison writings from Soledad, a facsimile version of a book, 6:15 unlock-a kite from Soledad, handmade by prisoners & smuggled out, with introductions by Joseph Bruchac & William Witherup, and a glossary of joint jargon, and additional prison materials marked off by borders. Trumansburg, NY, The Crossing Press, 1974. Unpaginated, illus. with prisoners' drawings, etc., second enlarged edition (an earlier, shorter version was released by the Greenfield Press in 1971), wraps. Contains poetry and prose by prisoners of all ethnicities, imprisoned for drugs, politics and various felonies.                                                                        35.00

20.              Adams, Stephen. The homosexual as hero in contemporary fiction. New York, Barnes & Noble Books, 1980. 208p., dj. Covers Vidal, Baldwin, Purdy, Rechy, Forster, and Isherwood, among others. 45.00

21.              Another copy, slightly worn dj.                                                                             35.00

22.              Alexander, Toni. Sometimes I forget to breathe. Oakland, Head On Dialogue, 2005. 175p., wraps. The African American author's story of a young girl who sees her father killed, her mother become abusive, and her ripening lesbianism.                                                                                                                 20.00

23.              Allain, Carol and Rosamund Elwin, eds. Getting wet; tales of lesbian seductions. Toronto, Women's Press, 1992. 173p., wraps. Fiction anthology compiled by two Afro-Canadian editors.                                        12.00

24.              Allen, Dave. Hot tip. n. pl., Grand Prix, n.d. [72]p., wraps. Gay pulp fiction with a major black character.      22.00

25.              Anonymous. Black sadist. New York, Star Dist., 1990. 158p., explicit, camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. African American main character. Reprint of 1979 title. (Hung Studs HD-120)           18.00

26.              Anonymous. His black lover. New York, Star Dist., 1989. 152p., reprint in explicit camp pictorial wraps by Craig Esposito. Gay pulp fiction. (Bad Boys BA-108)                                                         15.00

Interracial gay sex.

27.              Anonymous. Renegade. New York, Star Dist., 1992. 153p., reprint in pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. (Bad Boys BA-131)                                                                                                          15.00

Interracial gay sex.

28.              Baisden, Major J., Jr. The dynamics of homosexuality; edited by Joanna R. Tubbs. Sacramento, Allied Research Society, 1975. viii, 197p. African American psychologist.                                                                            75.00

29.              Baker, Nikki. In the game; a Virginia Kelly mystery. Tallahassee, The Naiad Press, 1991. 171p., first edition, wraps. African American author.                                                                                15.00

30.              Baker, Nikki. The lavender house murder; a Virginia Kelly mystery. Tallahassee, The Naiad Press, 1991. 202p., inscribed Baker, first edition, wraps.                                                                         22.00

31.              Another copy of the first edition, not inscribed, wraps..                                         15.00

32.              Baker, Nikki. Long goodbyes. Tallahassee, The Naiad Press, 1993. 235p., first edition, wraps.           15.00

33.              Baldwin, James. Another country. Tokyo, T. Nozaki, 1977. 628p., stiff wraps in dj. Japanese translation. The US edition is Young 157*.                                                                                               22.00

34.              Baldwin, James. Another country; a novel. New York, The Dial Press, 1962. 436p., first edition, dj somewhat worn and soiled. Young 157*.                                                                                   65.00

35.              Baldwin, James. Giovanni's room. London, Michael Joseph, 1957. 221p., first British edition, severe foxing, shelfworn chipped torn dj, boards worn and stained. Novel with important gay themes. Young 158*.           45.00

36.              Baldwin, James. Going to meet the man. London, Michael Joseph, 1965. 252p., first British edition, cinnamon-brown boards in jacket, an immaculate copy with a couple of tiny crimp-marks at rims of spine panel, dj very lightly worn at ends of spine and not price clipped. The story "The Outing" is Young 159.     95.00

37.              Another copy of the first British edition, lightly worn dj.                                         50.00

38.              Another copy. New York, The Dial Press, 1965. 249p., first American edition, first state binding, dj with minor wear at spine ends.                                                                                                    65.00

39.              Another copy of the first American edition, slightly worn dj.                                  45.00

40.               [Baldwin, James]. James Baldwin; a rare interview with a legendary writer, by Jere Real, in The Advocate, May 27, 1986, issue 447. Los Angeles, Liberation Publications, 1986. 5p. interview in the 128p., 8x11 inch magazine, wraps with cover photo of Baldwin by Real. The issue also contains an essay on Isherwood and a piece by Ethan Mordden on gay literary criticism.                                                                                                  15.00

41.              Baldwin, James. Just above my head. London, Michael Joseph, 1979. 597p., plates from a seaman's library on f.e.p.s, first British edition, dj. Young 160*.                                                                35.00

42.              Another copy. New York, The Dial Press, 1979. 597p., first edition, dj slightly worn.                            25.00

43.              Another copy of the US edition, advance paperback reading copy.                       25.00

44.              Baldwin, James. Tell me how long the train's been gone; a novel. Uncorrected galleys [this from cover]. New York, The Dial Press, 1968. 173p., 9.5x10.5 inches, printed double-column, spiral-bound; plain printed white wraps rubber-stamped (we think it's a rubber stamp) "uncorrrected galleys." Top end of the comb-binding is sprung apart, tail end has tooth-marks of a dog (a small dog) and is slightly broken. Wraps are soiled with dust and handling. Young 161*.                                                                                                                      225.00

The Baldwin-persona protagonist winds up in San Francisco at a Fillmore rock concert, where the concert-goers begin to recognize him, whereupon he and his partner go for a drive over the Golden Gate bridge. The text seems not to have been emended vis a vis the published version, difficult to compare as pagination is here provisional, and only for each leaf of the extra-long double columns.

45.              Another copy. New York, The Dial Press, 1968. 484p., first edition, dj with very light edgewear.          75.00

46.              Another copy of the first US edition, worn dj with 3-inch partially taped closed tear.                              25.00

47.              Baldwin, James. This morning, this evening, so soon; a story in the Atlantic, September 1960, volume 206, number 3. Boston, Atlantic Monthly, 1960. 19p. story in the 118p. issue, worn wraps. 25.00

48.              Baraka, Amiri. The baptism & The toilet by Leroi Jones. New York, Grove Press, 1967. 62p., later printing, very good in wraps. Contains a gay character. Young 2041*. (Evergreen playscript #10) 18.00

49.              Baraka, Imiri, ed. The moderns; an anthology of new writing in America, edited with an introduction by LeRoi Jones. New York, Corinth Books, 1963. 351p., first edition, very slightly edgeworn, dj has a faded spine. Baraka anthologizes Kerouac, Rechy, Burroughs, Selby, Rumaker, Dorn, Di Prima, and himself, among others.       75.00

50.              Bashir, Samiya. Where the apple falls: poems. Washington, Redbone Press, 2005. 77p., review copy with sheet laid in and ink 'review copy' notation on the half-title page, wraps. Black queer poet.   20.00

51.              Bateson, Mary Catherine and Richard Goldsby. Thinking AIDS. Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1988. xv, 153p., first edition, dj. Bateson is a European American anthropologist; Goldsby an African-American biologist.                                                                                                    18.00

52.              Baxt, George. A queer kind of death; an inner sanctum mystery. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1966. 249p., first printing, lightly soiled but unpriceclipped dj. First mystery featuring gay black detective Pharoah Love.   35.00

53.              Baxt, George. A queer kind of death; an inner sanctum mystery. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1966. 249p., first printing, unpriceclipped dj, boards slightly shelfworn with some crash showing at the tail (binder's term, binder's error), lower edge has a remainder mark, otherwise very fresh, jacket mildly dampstained (without any effect upon the casing or text).                                                                                                                                            25.00

54.              Baxt, George. A queer kind of love; a Pharoah Love mystery. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1990. 285p., review sheet laid in, advance uncorrected proof, wraps,                                              25.00

55.              Another copy, signed by Baxt on the title page, first printing, dj.                            25.00

56.              Another copy of the first printing, lacking review materials, not signed, dj.             20.00

57.              Baxt, George. A queer kind of umbrella. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995. 239p., advanced uncorrected proof, wraps                                                                                                              18.00

58.              Another copy, first printing, dj.                                                                             18.00

59.              Beam, Joseph, ed. In the life; a black gay anthology. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1986. 255p., first edition, wraps. African American editor.                                                                                 25.00

60.              Becker, Howard S., ed. The other side; perspectives on deviance. Glencoe, The Free Press of Glencoe, 1964. vii, 297p., dj. Contains Albert Reiss, Jr.'s 'The Social Interaction of Queers and Peers,' considerable material on drug use, and two articles on 'deviance' among blacks: Harold Finestone's 'Cats, Kicks, and Color,' and George J. McCall's 'Symbiosis: The Case of Hoodoo and the Numbers Racket'.                                       25.00

61.              Bergman, David. Gaiety transfigured; gay self-representation in American literature. Madison, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. 237p., first printing, dj. Analyzes gay literature as a genre, covering poetry, theater and fiction. Includes a chapter on gay African American literature.                                                25.00

62.              Another copy of the first printing, edgeworn dj.                                                    22.00

63.              Birtha, Becky. For nights like this one; stories of loving women. East Palo Alto, Frog in the Well, 1983. 107p., inscribed by the African American author, first edition, wraps.                                25.00

64.              Birtha, Becky. Lovers' choice; stories. Seattle, Seal Press, 1987. 152p., first printing, wraps. Second book of stories by the African American author.                                                                      18.00

65.              Another copy, inscribed by Birtha, second printing, wraps.                                 18.00

66.              Another copy, not inscribed, later printing, wraps.                                                12.00

67.              Black and White Men Together. After the parade ... party & reception. San Francisco, BWMT, [1980?]. 1p. flyer, 5.5x8.5 inches, printed one side.                                                                        17.00

68.  Black and White Men Together. Newsletter. San Francisco, Black and White Men Together, 1979-85. Issues 9-10 and 12-24 (final issue), small format, various paginations. This gay quarterly became a major vehicle for the exchange of information, political and personal, among black and white men.                                125.00

69.              Black and White Men Together. Newsletter. San Francisco, Black and White Men Together, 1979-85. Individual copies of issue 10 and 12-24 @ per issue price …                                                     10.00

70.              Blackman, Marci. Po man's child; a novel. San Francisco, manic d press, 1994. 234p., first printing, wraps. First novel by the African American lesbian performance artist.                                           18.00

71.              Blackwomon, Julie and Nona Caspers, eds. Voyages out 2; lesbian short fiction. Seattle, Seal Press, 1990. 154p., first printing, wraps. African American lesbian editor.                                                  15.00

72.              Bogus, S. Diane. [Reviews]. Inglewood, CA, W.I.M. Publications, 1980. One page tls from the African American lesbian poet to Paul Mariah at Manroot, enclosing two copies each of her reviews of Rene Ricar's 1979-1980, Poetry (each 2p.), and of David Emerson Smith's Queer Poet Lives (each 1p.), with a cover sheet. 8p. in all, 8.5x11 inches, stapled, with the hand-addressed envelope.                                                                45.00

73.              Bogus, S. Diane . Woman in the moon; illustrations by Pat King. Inglewood, CA, Woman in the Moon Publications, 1979. iv, 58p., intimately and lovingly inscribed by the African American lesbian poet, second printing, wraps.                                                                                                          35.00

74.              Another copy of the second printing, not inscribed, wraps.                                    20.00

75.              Bogus, SDiane. Dyke hands & sutras erotic & lyric. College Corner, OH, WIM Publications, 1982. 91p., inscribed by the African American lesbian poet, wraps.                                          25.00

76.              Bogus, SDiane . For the love of men: shikata gai nai, poems for gay men poetic memory. San Francsico, Woman in the Moon Publications, 1990. 94p., wraps.                                                             15.00

77.              Bogus, SDiane . I'm off to see the goddam wizard, alright! Cover illustration by Donna Jackson. Inglewood, CA, Woman in the Moon Publications, 1995. 46p., later printing, wraps.                                                     15.00

78.              Bogus, SDiane. Sapphire's sampler; an anthology of poetry, prose, and drama, cover design and illustrations by Naeemah Shabazz. College Corner, OH, WIM Publications, 1982. vii, 202p., inscribed by Bogus .           45.00

79.              Another copy of the hardback edition, not inscribed.                                            35.00

80.              Another copy, inscribed by Bogus, wraps.                                                          30.00

81.              Another copy of the wraps edition, not inscribed.                                                 20.00

82.              Bogus, SDiane Adams. The chant of the women of Magdalena and The Magdalena poems; with author's preface, Tradition and poetic memory. San Francsico, Woman in the Moon Publications, 1990. 120p., inscribed by Bogus, wraps.                                                                                                           25.00

83.              Boyd, Randy. Bridge across the ocean. Indianapolis, West Beach Books, 2000. 305p., signed and inscribed by the gay African American author, first printing, wraps.                                            35.00

84.              Boykin, Keith. Beyond the down low; sex, lies, and denial in black America, foreword by E. Lynn Harris. New York, Carroll & Graf, 2005. viii, 311p., slightly worn dj.                                            15.00

85.              Boykin, Keith. One more river to cross; black and gay in America. New York, Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1996. xiv, 272p., review copy with sheets laid in, first printing, dj. The author heads the National Black Gay & Lesbian Leadership Forum.                                                                                                    20.00

86.              Another copy of the first printing, lacking review materials, dj.                               18.00

87.              Brand, Dionne. Chronicles of the hostile sun. Toronto, Williams-Wallace Publishers, 1984. 75p., second printing, wraps. Afro-Canadian lesbian poet.                                                                           15.00

88.              Brandt, Eric, ed. Dangerous liaisons; blacks and gays and the struggle for equality. New York, The New Press, 1999. xii, 312p., first printing, dj. Discusses the contradictions and common struggles in the African American and gay communities.                                                                                                              17.00

89.              Another copy, uncorrected proof, wraps.                                                             15.00

90.              Brandt, Kate. Happy endings; lesbian writers talk about their lives and work. Tallahassee, Naiad Press, 1993. 248p., stamped 'review copy', first edition, wraps. A multicultural selection of modern lesbian writers, from Ann Bannon and Barbara Grier to SDiane Bogus, Jewel Gomez, Cherrié Moraga, Terri de la Peña, etc. 12.00

91.              Bridgforth, Sharon. The bull-jean stories. Austin, RedbonePress, 1998. 111p.. first printing, wraps. Poetry describing the life of black women in the south during the 1920s, by the African American poet and AIDS activist.      15.00

92.              Brown, Linda J. The rainbow river; stories of cullured womyn in North America. New York, Iridian Press, 1980. 35p., scattered illus., wraps. The African American lesbian writer/photographer/artist was a founder/editor of Azalea.      65.00

93.              Brown, Pierce. Mixed nuts. Chatsworth, CA, GX, Inc., 1971. 153p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. (Spartan Classic SP 105)                                                                                           45.00

African American main character.

94.              Bucher, Glenn R. Straight/white/male. Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1976. x, 149p., wraps. On white men's potential responses to black, gay and women's liberation struggles.                             25.00

95.              Bulkin, Elly, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Barbara Smith. Yours in struggle; three feminist perspectives on anti-semitism and racism. Brooklyn, Long Haul Press, 1984. 233p., wraps.                                                                      18.00

96.              Bulot, Blaise. Dark waters. [New Orleans], Crocker Sack Books, 1993. 117p., wraps. Gay/black New Orleans gothic.                                                                                                                       22.00

97.              Bulot, Blaise. Starr Lyte. [New Orleans], Crocker Sack Books, 1996. 159p., wraps. "[T]he adventures and misadventures of an outrageous [African American] drag queen ... and her friends and foes." - rear wrap.     22.00

98.              Burford, Barbara. The threshing floor. London, Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1986. 210p., first printing, wraps. Lesbian novel by the Afro-Caribbean author.                                                             15.00

99.              Another copy. Ithaca, Firebrand Books, 1987. 210p., review copy with sheets laid in, first US printing, wraps.      15.00

100.          Butts, June Dobbs. Is homosexuality a threat to the black family? in Ebony, April 1981, vol. xxxvi, no. 6. Chicago, Ebony, 1981. 6p. article in the 154p., 10x13 inch magazine.                                                         15.00

101.          Cabrera Infante, Guillermo. Three trapped tigers; translated from the Cuban by Donald Gardner and Suzanne Jill Levine in collaboration with the author. New York, Harper & Row, 1971. 487p., previous owner's scrawled signature on the verso of the half-title page, top edge with three small stains not penetrating interior, and a short line of candlewax on the bottom margin of one cloth board; first US edition, dj. The author's prize-winning novel of Havana nightlife -- black musicians, gays, artists, and more. "While it is important to analyze homoeroticism in ... Cabrera Infante ... this reading should connect homoeroticism not only to the persecution of homosexuals in Cuba but also to the homophobia in Cuban society at large." - Foster, p. xxx.                                                                    30.00

102.          Caminha, Adolfo. Bom-Crioulo; the black man and the cabin boy, translated from Portuguese by E. A. Lacey. San Francisco, Gay Sunshine Press, 1982. 141p., first US edition (issued contemporaneously with the limited edition). As new.                                                                                                                          45.00

This novel stands conventional social mores on their heads: attacking racism and exploitation, while providing a positive view of interracial, intergenerational male love.

103.          Another copy, first US wraps edition (issued contemporaneously with the limited hardback edition).       18.00

104.          Campbell, James. Talking at the gates; a life of James Baldwin. New York, Viking, 1991. 306p. + 16p. photographs, first American edition, dj. Scotch author.                                               15.00

105.          Another copy. London, Faber and Faber, 1991. xii, 306p. + 16p. photographs, first British edition, dj.  15.00

106.          Campbell, Michael A. Wondering this house, building a home; poems. N. pl., the author, 2003. 30p., wraps. Bay Area African American poet; some gay content.                                                  25.00

107.          Carbado, Devion W., et. al. Black like us; a century of lesbian, gay and bisexual African American fiction, foreword by Evelyn C. White. San Francisco, Cleis Press, 2002. xx, 555p., first pritning, very good in wraps. The book is divided into three sections: The Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights era, and the 1980s to the present.       15.00

108.          Chablis, The Lady, with Theodore Bouloukos. Hiding my candy; the autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah, introduction by John Berndt, original photography by Robin Bowman. New York, Pocket Books, 1996. 207p. including photos, first printing, dj. African American drag star.                           18.00

109.          Childress, Alice. Those other people. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. 186p., first printing, slightly worn dj. African American young adult's novel with gay themes.                                          18.00

110.          Clarke, Cheryl. Humid pitch; narrative poetry. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1989. 129p., wraps. African American lesbian poet.                                                                                               18.00

111.          Clarke, Cheryl. Living as a lesbian; poetry. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1986. 94p., signed and inscribed by the African American poet, wraps.                                                                          25.00

112.          Another copy, not signed, review copy with sheets laid in, wraps.                         18.00

113.          Another copy, neither signed nor with review materials., wraps.                            15.00

114.          Clarke, Cheryl. Narratives; poems in the tradition of Black women. New Brunswick, Sister Books, 1982. 51p., illus. with drawings by Gaia, review slip attached with paper clip, first edition, wraps.  25.00

115.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking review material, wraps.                           20.00

116.          Another copy. New Brunswick, Sister Books, 1982. v, 55p, second edition, later printing, wraps.         15.00

117.          Clay, Stanley Bennett. In search of pretty young black men. New York, Atria Books, 2005. 163p., signed by the African American novelist, first printing, dj. The director's second novel, set in Los Angeles' upper middle class black community, has gay content .                                                                            45.00

118.          Clay, Vernon B. Friends, lovers, and roses. New York, Harrington Park Press, 2006. 366p., stamped 'review copy' on the foredge, very good in wraps. The African American author's novel of three gay black couples.  12.00

119.          Cliff, Michelle. Abeng; a novel. Trumansburg, The Crossing Press, 1984. 167p., wraps. Cliff's first novel scans the history of Jamaica, from conquest to the present, from the perspective of a present-day, light-skinned middle class young woman.                                                                                                                     12.00

120.          Cliff, Michelle. Free enterprise. New York, Dutton, 1993. 213p., signed by Cliff, first edition, dj. The Jamaican author weaves a brilliant novel of two women --one of whom, Mary Ellen Pleasant, became San Francisco's Mammy Pleasant-- who joined John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, barely escaping with their lives.            30.00

121.          Cliff, Michelle. No telephone to heaven. New York, Dutton, 1987. 211p., first edition, dj. Remainder mark on the foreedge and also a touch of soil. An unclipped otherwise fine copy. The Jamaican author 's novel studies a Jamaican identity through the prisms of race, class and gender.                                                  22.00

122.          Cliff, Michelle. No telephone to heaven. New York, Dutton, 1987. 211p., signed by Cliff, first edition, dj. Remainder mark on the foreedge and also a touch of soil. An unclipped otherwise fine copy. The Jamaican author 's novel studies a Jamaican identity through the prisms of race, class and gender.             25.00

123.          Another copy, not signed, author photos and review sheet laid in, first edition, dj.  25.00

124.          Clinton, Michélle. Good sense & the faithless, poems. Albuquerque, West End Press, 1994. 99p., inscribed by the African American poet/performance artist, first edition, wraps.                         25.00

125.          Another copy of the first edition, not inscribed, wraps.                                          18.00

126.          Cluster, Dick, ed. they should have served that cup of coffee. 7 radicals remember the 60s [sub-title from cover]. Boston, South End Press, 1979. xvi, 266p., wraps. Grier B*.                         10.00

127.          Colton, James, [pseudonym of Joseph Hansen]. Todd. New York, Masquerade Books, 1995. 178p. + ads, signed by Hansen on the title page, first printing of this new edition, b&w photo cover, wraps. Hansen's story centers on two lovers -- one white, one black -- caught up in the militancy of the late 1960s. The Traveller's Companion edition was Young 749*. (Hard Candy Books (312-0))                                                               65.00

128.          Cook, Carl. Postscripts. Sicklerville, NJ, Vega Press, 1995. xi, 68p., first printing, wraps. Gay African American poet.                                                                                                                         25.00

129.          Cook, Carl. The tranquil lake of love. Sicklerville, NJ, Vega Press, 1993. ix, 70p., first printing, wraps.      25.00

130.          Corbin, Steven. Fragments that remain; a novel. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1993. 315p., inscribed by the gay African American author, first printing, dj.                                                               25.00

131.          Another copy of the first edition, not inscribed, dj.                                                15.00

132.          Corbin, Steven. A hundred days from now; a novel. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1994. 224p., first printing, dj.      20.00

133.          Another copy, uncorrected proof, wraps.                                                             20.00

134.          Corbin, Steven. No easy place to be. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1989. 443p., first edition, dj. The African American writer's first novel, set in the Harlem Renaissance, containing gay themes.     25.00

135.          Another copy, advance uncorrected reader's proof, wraps.                                  25.00

136.          Corbin, Steven K. The missing pages; selected poems. Inglewood, CA, C&C Third World Press, 1979. 40p., considerable highlighting, wraps. First book by the gay African American novelist, preceding his first novel by a decade.      18.00

137.          Cornwell, Anita. Black lesbian in white America. Tallahassee, Naiad Press, 1983. 129p., first edition, wraps.      25.00

138.          Crane, Larry. My dark lover. San Francisco, Parisian Press, 1972. 147p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. (P 207)                                                                                                                     25.00

139.          D'Emilio, John. Lost prophet; the life and times of Bayard Rustin. New York, Free Press, 2003. xvi, 540p., review sheet laid in, advance uncorrected proofs, wraps.                                                       20.00

140.          Dearborn, Mary V. Pocahontas's daughters; gender and ethnicity in American culture. New York, Oxford University Press, 1986. 266p., first printing, signed by Dearborn on the title page, dj. With considerable material on Native Americans, the Harlem Renaissance, and Gertrude Stein.                                 25.00

141.          Decosta, Solidad. Manifesto; poetry and rhymes, 2000-2002. [San Francisco?], the author, [2002]. [32]p. chapbook of inyourface political poetry by "a mixed race herm/queer woman of black latina maternal ancestry" - p. 32.      22.00

142.          Delany, Samuel R. Atlantis; three tales. Hanover, Wesleyan University Press, 1995. 212p., first edition, dj.      22.00

143.          Another copy, later printing, dj.                                                                            12.00

144.          Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17. New York, Ace Books, 1966. 173p., wraps. Gay African American science fiction writer. (Ace F-388)                                                                                                   15.00

145.          Another copy. 173p., Nebula Award blurb on cover, 1970s reprint in wraps. (Ace 04591)                         12.00

146.          Delany, Samuel R. The ballad of Beta-2; bound together with Alpha Yes, Terra No! by Emil Petaja. New York, Ace Books, 1965. 96p. + 156p., signed by Delany on the title page, wraps wraps with Frank Kelly Freas drawing. Gay African American science fiction writer. (Ace Double #M-121)                           50.00

147.          Another copy, not signed.                                                                                    15.00

148.          Delany, Samuel R. The bridge of lost desire. New York, Arbor House, 1987. 310p., first edition, dj. 25.00

149.          Delany, Samuel R. Captives of the flame; bound together with The Psionic Menace by Keith Woodott. New York, Ace Books, 1963. 147p. + 108p., wraps. (Ace Double #F-199)                                                      22.00

150.          Delany, Samuel R. City of a thousand suns. New York, Ace Books, 1965. 156p., wraps. (Ace F-322)      18.00

151.          Delany, Samuel R. Distant stars; illustrated by Jeanette Adams, John Coffey, John Collier, John Jede Palencar, John Pound, and Michael Sorkin. Toronto, Bantam Books, 1980. 352p., first printing, wraps. Collected stories.      18.00

152.          Delany, Samuel R. The Einstein intersection. London, Sphere Books, 1970. 159p., inscribed by the gay African American science fiction writer, first British wraps edition.                                                           35.00

153.          Another copy, not inscribed. New York, Ace Books, 1967. 155p., first printing, wraps. (Ace 19681)   18.00

154.          Delany, Samuel R. Empire star; bound together with The Tree Lord of Imeten by Tom Purdom. New York, Ace Books, 1966. 102p., signed Delany on the title page, + 152p., wraps. (Ace Double #M-139)     45.00

155.          Delany, Samuel R. The fall of the towers. New York, Ace Books, [1970]. 413p., first printing thus, wraps. Delany's Towers trilogy, revised (his emendations first appeared in the British editions). 12.00

156.          Delany, Samuel R. Heavenly breakfast; an essay on the winter of love. New York, Bantam Books, 1979. 127p., first printing, wraps. Autobiographical work on his participation in communes and coops in the New York of the late 1960s by the gay African American author. Young 958.                                             20.00

157.          Delany, Samuel R. High weir; in Worlds of IF, science fiction, vol. 18, no;, 10, October 1968. New York, Galaxy Publishing, 1968. 26p. story in the 162p. issue, slightly worn wraps.                                                15.00

158.          Delany, Samuel R. The jewels of Aptor. London, Sphere Books, 1971. 159p., inscribed by Delany, first British wraps edition.                                                                                                            35.00

159.          Another copy, bound together with Second Ending by James White. New York, Ace Books, 1962. 156p. + 100p., wraps. (Ace Double #F-173)                                                                                    15.00

160.          Delany, Samuel R. The mad man. New York, Richard Kasak, 1994. xiv, 501p. + [v] supplement, first edition, dj. Novel of a gay man in the age of AIDS by the African American author.                     20.00

161.          Delany, Samuel R. The motion of light in water; sex and science fiction writing in the East Village, 1957-1965. New York, Arbor House, 1988. xviii, 302p., first edition, dj. Autobiography by the science fiction writer.    25.00

162.          Delany, Samuel R. Neveryóna; or: the tale of signs and cities, some informal remarks toward the modular calculus, part four. New York, Bantam Books, 1982. 331p., inscribed by Delany, uncorrected proofs, wraps. .       65.00

163.          Delany, Samuel R. Nova. London, Sphere Books, 1971. 224p., inscribed by Delany, first Sphere edition, wraps.      35.00

164.          Another copy. London, Victor Gollancz, 1986. 224p., inscribed by Delany, first Gollancz wraps edition.      30.00

165.          Another copy. Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1968. 279p., book club but first printing with the accurate text of the novel (the stated first printing contained a number of inaccuracies).                    18.00

166.          Delany, Samuel R. Stars in my pocket like grains of sand. Toronto, Bantam Books, 1984. 317p., uncorrected proof, wraps.                                                                                                             45.00

167.          Another copy, 368p., first edition, lightly worn dj.                                                 25.00

168.          Another copy of the first edition, worn dj.                                                             20.00

169.          Delany, Samuel R. Tales of Nevèrÿròn. Hanover, Wesleyan University Press, 1993. 260p., first printing thus, wraps.                                                                                                                       20.00

Delany received an American Book Award nomination for the original edition in 1979.

170.          Delany, Samuel R. They fly at Çiron. New York, TOR, 1993. 222p., first edition, dj.                         45.00

171.          Delany, Samuel R. Times Square red, Times Square blue. New York, New York University Press, 1999. xviii, 203p., first printing, dj. The African American science fiction writer's musings on the importance of sexual contact in public spaces. A brilliant read.                                                                                                                     22.00

172.          Delany, Samuel R. The towers of Toron; bound together with The Lunar Eye by Robert Moore Williams. New York, Ace Books, 1964. 140p. + 115p., slightly worn wraps. (Ace Double #F-261) 15.00

173.          Delany, Samuel R. Triton. New York, Bantam Books, 1976. 369p., first printing, wraps. (Y2567)       17.00

174.          Diez Canseco, Jose. Estampas mulatas. Lima, Editorial Universo, 1973. 276p., first edition thus, wraps. Tomás Escajadillo's introduction to this new edition of Diez Canseco's 1930 stories focusing of Afro-Peruvian urban dwellers, also deals with the author's treatment of homosexuality.                                               30.00

175.          Disch, Thomas and JohnT. Sladek. Black-Alice; a novel by Thom Demijohn [pseud.] Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1968. 235p., first edition, dj with small closed tear at spine head.               65.00

Disch's bizarre suspense novel based on black-white relations in the 1960s, featuring a race-change and its consequences.

176.          Dixon, Melvin. Change of territory; poems. Lexington, University of Kentucky, 1983. 62p., first edition, wraps. First book by the African American poet. (Callaloo poetry #1)                                                                    75.00

177.          Dixon, Melvin. Ride out the wilderness; geography and identity in Afro-American literature. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1987. xi, 182p., review slip, dj.                                                             25.00

178.          Dixon, Melvin. Trouble the water. Boulder, University of Colorado and Fiction Collective Two, 1989. 243p., signed by Dixon, first printing, dj. Winner of the 1989 Nilon Award.                                                           95.00

179.          Another copy, not signed, second printing, dj.                                                      25.00

180.          Another copy, first wraps printing.                                                                        18.00

181.          Dixon, Melvin. Vanishing rooms. New York, Dutton, 1991. 211p., review copy with sheet laid in, first edition, very good in a very good dj.                                                                                      30.00

182.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking review sheet, dj.                                     25.00

183.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking review sheet, inked phone # on the f.e.p., dj.                            22.00

184.          Dowell, Coleman. White on black on white. Woodstock, VT, The Countryman Press, 1983. 251p., first edition, dj. The Kentucky-born gay European American author uses a straight black policeman as his protagonist to explore issues of race and sex in American culture.                                                                                                  30.00

185.          Another copy of the first edition, edgeworn dj.                                                     25.00

186.          Another copy. London, Serpent's Tail, 1990. 251p., first printing of the revised and corrected edition, wraps.      20.00

187.          Doyle, Patrick. The three-dollar bill. San Diego, Phenix Publishers, 1970. 159p., wraps. African American main character. Gay pulp fiction. (Pleasure Reader PR235)                                                25.00

188.          Duberman, Martin. left out; the politics of exclusion/essays/1964-1999. New York, Basic Books, 1999. xxv, 466p., first printing, dj. Essays covering race, sexuality and radicalism.                                                         17.00

189.          Duplechan, Larry. Blackbird. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1986. 182p., first edition, dj. Gay African American novelist.                                                                                                                     30.00

190.          Duplechan, Larry. Blackbird. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1986. 182p., inscribed on the title page by the gay African American novelist, first edition, slightly edgeworn dj.                                    50.00

191.          Another copy of the first edition, signed on the title page by Duplechan, dj.       45.00

192.          Another copy of the first edition, signed on the title page by Duplechan, dj.       35.00

193.          Duplechan, Larry. Captain Swing; a love story. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1993. 184p., signed on the title page Duplechan, first printing, dj.                                                                              35.00

194.          Another copy, uncorrected proof, wraps.                                                             30.00

195.          Duplechan, Larry. Eight days a week; a novel. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1985. 260p., signed by the African American author, first edition, wraps. Novel centering on a gay interracial couple.     45.00

196.          Another copy of the first edition, not signed, wraps.                                              20.00

197.          Duplechan, Larry. Tangled up in blue. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1986. 264p., dedication copy inscribed by the gay African American novelist, first edition, dj.                                                  75.00

198.          Another copy of the first edition, signed on the title page by the gay African American novelist, dj.   50.00

199.          Another copy, not signed or inscribed, review sheet laid in, first edition, dj.           35.00

200.          Another copy, 263p., uncorrected page proof, wraps.                                          35.00

201.          Dureau, George. New Orleans; 50 photographs, introduced by Edward Lucie-Smith. London, GMP, 1985. 109p., profusely illus. with photographs of New Orleans' African American men, dj slightly discolored and lightly worn, light smudge on f.e.p.                                                                                                 95.00

202.          Another copy, wraps with very light soil.                                                              75.00

203.           [Easterbrook, Leslie] Tom Eyen, Ron Scherl, photographer. Women behind bars: Alcazar Theatre Production publicity photo, signed. San Francisco, Ron Scherl/Alcazar Theatre, [1979]. 8x10 inch black and white photo of the cast of the Roger Berlind, Franklin R. Levy and Gregory Harrison production of Tom Eyen's "Women Behind Bars" at the Alcazar Theatre, San Francisco, in 1979. Included in the photo are Scott Utley, Carol McElheney, Diane Rodriguez, Kate Black, Katie LaBourdette, Roberta Callahan, Carolynann Taylor, Laurie Walter, Leslie Easterbrook, Lu Leonard, and Susan Barnes. Tipped-on the back is a KolmerRausch Associates PR flyer listing the cast members and production crew including director Ron Link and crediting the photo to Ron Scherl. Inscribed and signed in lavender ink on the front, lower-right corner by Leslie Easterbrook, the inscription slightly faded and hardly readable, the signature still clear on the white border. The play was a send-up of women-in-prison movies, the play has gay-lesbian and transgender references and starred Divine in the off-Broadway production.                                                                     25.00

204.          Edwards, Louis. Oscar Wilde discovers America; a novel. New York, Scribner, 2003. 287p., first printing, dj. An African American author's take on the black valet who accompanied Wilde.          15.00

205.          Fani-Kayode, Rotimi. Black male/white male. London, GMP Publishers, 1988. 72p., profusely illus. with Fani-Kayode's homoerotic photography (including a photo of Essex Hemphill), 9x10 inches, first printing, wraps .      50.00

206.          Fani-Kayode, Rotimi. Schwarz/Weiss. Berlin, Borderline, 1988. 72p., profusely illus. with Fani-Kayode's homoerotic photography (including a photo of Essex Hemphill), 9x10 inches, first German printing of black male/white male, wraps.                                                                                                              35.00

207.          Farrell, Maud. Skid. New York, E. P. Dutton, 1989. 209p., review materials laid in, first printing, dj. Lesbian mystery by an Anglo author, with a major black lesbian character.                                                               20.00

208.          Another copy, lacking review materials, first printing, dj.                                       18.00

209.          Ferebee, Gideon, Jr. Out! to lead. Newport Beach, Brownell & Carroll, 1994. xii, 193p., signed by the gay African American activist, wraps.                                                                            35.00

210.          Another copy, not signed, wraps.                                                                         25.00

211.          Ferrell, Carolyn. Don't erase me; stories. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. 163p., uncorrected proof, wraps. The short stories in this first book by the African American writer focus on black girls; some of contain gay content.                                                                                                                     25.00

212.          Fisher, Gary. Gary in your pocket; stories and notebooks of Gary Fisher, edited with an afterword by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, introduction by Don Belton. Durham, Duke University Press, 1996. xii, 291p., uncorrected page proofs, wraps. Fisher, a gay African American writer and activist from San Francisco, died of AIDS in 1993. These brilliantly written unpublished writings touch on a number of raw nerves - from gay eroticism, racial dynamics and AIDS with a growing self-awareness ofnhis role as both a writer and an actrivist.                  25.00

213.          Another copy, wraps.                                                                                          20.00

214.          Folisade. Quicksand! African American lesbian erotica; poetry. Palo Alto, CA, BAP, 1992. 64p., wraps.      12.00

215.          Garfield, Dick. Dark brothers. Chatsworth, CA, GX Inc., 1973. 185p., worn camp pictorial wraps. Black and interracial gay pulp fiction. (Trojan Classic TC 277)                                                    25.00

216.          Golden, Marita, ed. Wild women don't wear no blues; black women writers on love, men and sex. Garden City, Doubleday and Company, 1983. 2v, 232p., signed by the African American editor, first edition, dj. Includes contributions from Audre Lorde and Jewelle Gomez.                                                                       25.00

217.          Another copy of the first edition, not signed, dj.                                                    17.00

218.          Gomes, Peter J. The good book; reading the bible with mind and heart. New York, William Morrow and Company, 1996. xv, 383p., first printing, dj. The African American theologian discusses homosexuality, among other issues.                                                                                                                       17.00

219.          Gomez, Jewelle. Don't explain. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1998. 168p., inscribed by the African American lesbian author, wraps. Short fictions.                                                                        17.00

220.          Another copy, not inscribed, wraps.                                                                     15.00

221.          Gomez, Jewelle. Forty-three Septembers; essays. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1993. 196p., inscribed by Gomez, wraps.                                                                                                          20.00

222.          Another copy, not inscribed, wraps. Gomez’ third book                                       15.00

223.          Gomez, Jewelle. Oral tradition; selected poems old & new. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1995. 79p., first printing, wraps. African American lesbian poet.                                                          15.00

224.          Gomez, Jewelle L. The Gilda stories. London, Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1986. 252p., first British edition, wraps. This first novel, vampire-themed, by the African American lesbian poet won two Lambda awards.   17.00

225.          Another copy. Ithaca, Firebrand Books, 1991. 252p., wraps.                              15.00

226.          Gomillion, E. Sharon. Forty acres and a mule; illustrated by Casey Czarnik. Baltimore, Diana Press, 1973. 27p., one of 2,000 copies, wraps. This poetry chapbook is one of the earliest Diana Press imprints. African American poet. *French, p. 177. Grier C*** (A?).                                                                            65.00

227.          Goss, Clay. Homecookin'; five plays. Washington, Howard University Press, 1974. 101p., first edition, dj. African American playwright. The title play features a drag queen. Not in Young.                    35.00

228.          Another copy of the first edition, edgeworn dj. African American playwright.        25.00

229.          Greene, D. C. Midnight plowboy: illustrated. New York, Star Dist., [1979]. 180p., illustrated with scattered drawings, explicit camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. (Rough Trade RT 469)        20.00

African American gangstahs!

230.          Grewal, Shabnam, et. al., eds. Charting the journey; writings by black and third world women. London, Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1988. 322p., wraps. Writings by British women, with some lesbian content.      18.00

231.          Griffin, Farah Jasmine, ed. Beloved sisters and loving friends; letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. xiii, 303p., first edition, dj. Primus went south as an educator after the Civil War. Lesbian content.      15.00

232.          Another copy, xiii, 294p., uncorrected proof, wraps.                                            15.00

233.          Gubar, Susan. Racechanges; white skin, black face in American culture. New York, Oxford University Press, 1997. xxiii, 327p. including black/white illus. + 4p. color illus., first printing, dj. With material on lynchings, jazz, the Harlem Renaissance, and gay/black relations.                                                                                  18.00

234.          Hajdu, David. Lush life; a biography of Billy Strayhorn. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. xii, 306p. + 16p. photos, first printing. dj slightly wrinkled. The African American jazz composer ('Take the A Train,' 'Lush Life'), one of the few openly gay jazz artists of the period, worked with Duke Ellington for a quarter century until his death in 1967.       17.00

235.          Hall, Mannie. The black con. New York, Star Dist., 1977. 187p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction with African American protagonist in prison. (Hardboy Series HS-507)                                                              20.00

236.          Hamer, Forrest. Middle ear. Berkeley, Houndhouse Press, 2000. 53p., wraps. Gay African American poet from Oakland. (California poetry 7)                                                                                   15.00

237.          Hardy, James Earl. 2nd time around. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1996. 229p., first printing, wraps. Gay African American author.                                                                                                       15.00

238.          Hardy, James Earl. B-boy blues; a seriously sexy, fiercely funny, black-on-black love story. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1994. 283p., uncorrected proof copy, wraps.                                        22.00

239.          Another copy,  inscribed by Hardy on the title page, later printing, wraps..        22.00

240.          Hardy, James Earl. If only for one night. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1997. 200p., first printing, dj.   25.00

241.          Hardy, James Earl & Hassan X. Fag gags; reads by, for & about the children, with art by Michael-Christopher. New York, IAJ Books, 1999. 206p., signed by the gay African American lead author, first printing, wraps .      35.00

242.          Harlow, Sherwood. Soul brothers. Pasadena, CA, F.S. Pub., [1970s]. 187p., worn camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction with interracial material. (Gay Power Line GPL 101)                                 15.00

243.          Harold, George. The black wine; by Hal Bennett [pseud.] Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1968. 312p., previous owner's bookplate, first edition, near fine in dj. The second book by the African American novelist is Young 247.                                                                                                                          95.00

244.          Harper, Philip Brian. Are we not men? Masculine anxiety and the problem of African-American identity. New York, Oxford University Press, 1996. xv, 254p., first printing, dj. With considerable material on homosexuality, and on AIDS.                                                                                                                       17.00

245.          Harrington, Len. Jock and rock. San Diego, Publishers Export Co., 1968. 157p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction with some black content. (French Line FL-34)                                                 30.00

246.          Harrington, Len. Ollie. San Diego, Publishers Export Co., 1968. 159p., very good first printing in camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction with a black protagonist. "The black Adonis hustled his youth away, just to get even with 'Whitey'.". (French Line FL 50)                                                                                  25.00

247.          Harris, E. Lynn. Abide with me; a novel. New York, Doubleday, 1999. xi, 350p., first printing, dj. Gay African American author.                                                                                                       17.00

248.          Harris, E. Lynn. Any way the wind blows; a novel. New York, Doubleday, 2001. x, 342p., first printing, dj.      17.00

249.          Another copy, signed by Harris, later printing, dj.                                                 12.00

250.          Harris, E. Lynn. If this world were mine. New York, Doubleday, 1997. 318p., inscribed by the gay African American author, first edition, dj.                                                                             25.00

251.          Another copy of the first edition, not inscribed, dj.                                                22.00

252.          Harris, E. Lynn. Invisible life; the fifth anniversary edition. New York, Doubleday, 1999. 262p., signed by Harris, first printing thus, dj. Reissue of Harris’ first novel.                                                      30.00

253.          Harris, E. Lynn. Just as I am; a novel. New York, Doubleday, 1994. 368p., inscribed by the gay African American author, advance reading copy, wraps.                                                       30.00

254.          Another advance reading copy, not inscribed, review sheets laid in, wraps.           25.00

255.          Harris, E. Lynn. A love of my own; a novel. New York, Doubleday, 2002. x, 386p., first printing, dj.  15.00

256.          Harris, E. Lynn. Not a day goes by; a novel. New York, Doubleday, 2000. xi, 271p., signed by the author, first printing, dj.                                                                                                                20.00

257.          Another copy of the first printing, not signed, dj.                                                   17.00

258.          Harris, E. Lynn. What becomes of the brokenhearted; a memoir. New York, Doubleday, 2003. xi, 271p., first printing, dj.                                                                                                                15.00

259.          Harris, James. Endurance. New York, Vantage Press, 1972. 109p., paperclip mark on f.e.p., first edition, dj. Laid in is a handwritten note from the African American author. Explicitly gay novel, set in Harlem. Not in Young.      125.00

260.          Hatton, Norman. The penis. Simon's Town, S. Africa, Janssen , 2001. 64p., profusely illus. with Hatton's black/white homoerotic photography of the male organ, black and white subjects. (Gay erotic art photography 4)      35.00

261.          Hatton, Norman. Schwarz und Weiss/Black and white/Noir et blanc; männer fotos/photographs of men/photographie de l'homme. Berlin, Janssen Verlag, 1991. 79p., profusely illus. with Hatton's black/white homoerotic photography of African American and Anglo men, 9.5x10.5 inches, wraps.                 25.00

262.          Heath, Gordon. Deep of the roots: memoirs of a black expatriate, introduction by Doris Abramson, afterword by Ekwueme Mike Thelwell. Amherst, The University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. 200p., wraps.     12.00

263.          Hemphill, Essex. ed. Brother to brother; new writings by black gay men, conceived by Joseph Fairchild Beam, projected managed by Dorothy Beam. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1991. xxxi, 274p., first printing, wraps. Contributors include Alan Miller, Adrian Stanford, Assoto Saint and others.                17.00

264.          Himes, Chester. Cast the first stone; a novel. New York, Coward-McCann, 1952. 346p., slight stain at base of f.e.p. and lessening over the next three leaves, dj not priceclipped, slightly browned on rear, slightly edgeworn on top and with the stain penetrating its base and the base of the boards, front board rubbed. Prison novel by the African American author. Young 1826*.                                                                                                     25.00

265.          Holder, Geoffrey. Adam. New York, Viking Press, 1986. Unpaginated, profusely illus. with the Afro-Trinidadian American's photographs, first edition, dj.                                                                    45.00

One of the great creative forces in American arts, Holder has been a photographer, dancer/choreographer, graphic artist, actor and director. In this stunning volume of photographs, he transcribes his images of the ballet into film, suspending motion in order to capture "the unique architecture of a man's body" - introduction.

266.          Holmes, John Clellon. The horn. New York, Random House, 1958. 243p., first printing, slightly edgeworn dj. Jazz novel. Young 1873.                                                                                                   35.00

267.          Hurewitz, Daniel. Stepping out; nine tours through New York City's gay and lesbian past ["nine walks," cover subtitle]. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1997. xviii, 334p., first printing, wraps. Includes a Harlem Renaissance site tour.                                                                                                                    18.00

268.          Isaac, D. Gisele. Considering Venus. Astoria, NY, Seaburn, 1998. 141p., lightly worn wraps. Lesbian novel by an African American educator.                                                                                   22.00

269.          James, G. Winston and Lisa C. Moore, eds. Spirited; affirming the soul and black gay/lesbian identity. Washington, Redbone Press, 2006. xiv, 391p., stamped 'review copy', first printing, wraps.           18.00

270.          Jonas, Stephen. Three poems. Berkeley, Rose Books, 1989. 25p., one of 400 copies, wraps. Gay African American poet. . (Rose book no. 1)                                                                           25.00

271.          Jonas, Stephen. Two for Jack Spicer. South San Francisco, Manroot Books, 1974. [24]p., 8.5x11 inch sheets folded in half and fastened into 8.5x6.5 printed wraps. Young 2038.                                                            30.00

272.          Another copy, wraps slightly smudged and discolored.                                         20.00

273.          Jordan, June. Haruko / love poems. New York, High Risk/Serpent's Tail, 1994. 143p., first US edition, wraps.      15.00

274.          Kaye, H. R. Gay obsession. Chatsworth, CA, GX, 1973. 153p., wraps. African American characters. Gay pulp fiction. (Spartan Classic SP 114)                                                                                18.00

275.          Kenan, Randall. James Baldwin. New York, Chelsea House Publishers, 1994. 143p., first printing, dj. (Lives of notable gay men and lesbians)                                                                                    25.00

276.          Kester, Norman G. From here to district six; a South African memoir with new poetry, prose and other writings. Toronto, District Six Press, 2000. xiii, 113p., wraps. Gay mixed race South African expatriate, living in Canada.      20.00

277.          Kester, Norman G. Liquid love and other longings; selected poems. Toronto, District Six Press, 2002. xiii, 72p., wraps.                                                                                                                       20.00

278.          Kinnard, Rupert. B. B. and the diva. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1992. 141p., first printing, wraps. Strips from Cathartic Comics.                                                                                                      12.00

279.          Koch, Patricia Barthalow and David L. Weis, eds. Sexuality in America; understanding our sexual values and behavior. New York, Continuum, 1998. xii, 346p., dj. Covers GLBT phenomena, African American and Latino sexual mores, sex education, prostitution, HIV/AIDS and much more.                                   22.00

280.          Lewin, Ellen, ed. Inventing lesbian cultures in America. Boston, Beacon Press, 1996. viii, 232p., first printing, dj. With historical chapters on South Dakota (1928-33), black Detroit lesbian nightlife (1940-75), lesbians in the civil rights movement, and more.                                                                                       18.00

281.          Longres, John F., ed. Men of color; a context for service to homosexually active men. New York, Harrington Park Press, 1996. xxiii, 174p., wraps.                                                                                15.00

282.          Lorde, Audre. Between our selves. Point Reyes, CA, Eidolon Editions, 1976. 22p. + photo, edition of 1100 copies, wraps. Poetry.                                                                                               45.00

283.          Lorde, Audre. The black unicorn; poems. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1978. 122p., later printing, wraps slightly worn.                                                                                                   12.00

284.          Lorde, Audre. A burst of light; essays. Ithaca, Firebrand Books, 1988. 134p., early printing, wraps with Joan Biren photo of the author.                                                                                          17.00

285.          Another copy, later printing, wraps.                                                                      12.00

286.          Lorde, Audre. The cancer journals. Argyle, NY, Spinsters, Ink, 1980. 77p.,first edition, very good in wraps.      95.00

287.          Another copy of the first edition, slightly creased wraps with Lorde's name underlined, and with several light stamps from a private library.                                                                                                 35.00

288.          Lorde, Audre. The marvelous arithmetics of distance; poems 1987 - 1992. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. viii, 60p., review copy with sheets laid in, first edition, dj.                 45.00

289.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking review sheets, dj.                                    30.00

290.          Another copy, first wraps edition.                                                                         15.00

291.          Lorde, Audre. Undersong; chosen poems old & new. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. xv, 206p., first printing of the revised edition, dj.                                                                         22.00

292.          Lorde, Audre. Zami: a new spelling of my name. Watertown, Persephone Press, 1982. 256p., first edition, slightly worn wraps. The African American lesbian author describes her work as "biomythography". 45.00

293.          Another copy of the first edition, previous owner's name inked out, slightly worn wraps.                         35.00

294.          Another copy. Trumansburg, NY, The Crossing Press, 1983. 256p., wraps.        15.00

295.          Love, F. W. Stud slaves. San Diego, Greenleaf Classics, 1980. 151p., camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction featuring African slaves. (Adonis Classics AC222)                                                     25.00

296.          Loveland, Anne C. Lillian Smith, a southerner confronting the south; a biography. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1986. xii, 298p., cloth boards in worn dj.                                         25.00

"Lillian treated the subject of lesbianism in both of her published novels, focusing .. on the effect of society's labeling or tabooing it" p.183. The novel One Hour is designated A** in Grier.

297.          Lubiano, Wahneema, ed. The house that race built; black Americans, U.S. terrain. New York, Pantheon Books, 1997. ix, 323p., first printing, dj. With contributions by Patricia Williams, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley and many others, covering labor, law, culture, gay sexuality and more.                               17.00

298.          Lubin, Yves . Stations; poems by Assotto Saint [pseud.] New York, Galiens Press, 1989. 46p., printed obituary for Lubin/Saint laid in, first printing, wraps.                                                                 25.00

299.          Lubin, Yves François. Wishing for wings; poems by Assotto Saint [pseud.] New York, Galiens Press, 1994. 46p., wraps. The Haitian-born African American poet, who died of AIDS, was a leading figure in New York's gay arts scene whose poetry expressed the range of his community's feelings about AIDS.       18.00

300.          Lubin, Yves François, ed. Here to dare; 10 gay Black poets, edited by Assotto Saint [pseud.] New York, Galiens Press, 1992. 159p., first edition, wraps. Anthologized are Arthur T. Wilson, Djola Bernard Branner, Don Charles and Craig A. Reynolds, among others.                                                                                                                     18.00

301.          Lubin, Yves François, ed. The road before us; 100 gay Black poets, edited by Assoto Saint [pseud.] New York, Galiens Press, 1991. xxvi, 191p., first edition, wraps. Paperback original.                                                    18.00

302.          Madalena, Lorenzo. The invisible glass; by Loren Wahl [pseud] New York, Greenberg, 1950. 230p., first edition, edgeworn dj. Young 3969*.                                                                          75.00

WW II's Italian campaign mixes African American enlistees, white officers and gay identity.

303.          Another copy of the first printing, chipped dj.                                                       50.00

304.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking dj.                                                          35.00

305.          Maia, Marcello. Maia Prometheus. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 48 black/white plates of Maia's homoerotic black male nudes, first printing, 6 x 4 inch boards in dj.                                                  30.00

306.          Manrique, Jaime. Colombian gold; a novel of power and corruption, translation by Sara Nelson and Jaime Manrique. New York, Clarkson N. Potter, 1983. 180p., first printing, dj. Pseudonym of Manrique Adila, a gay Columbian American novelist/poet of African descent. This first of Manrique's works translated into English features a bisexual protagonist.                                                                                                  25.00

307.          Manrique, Jaime. Eminent maricones; Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and me. Madison, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1999. ix. 116p., first printing, dj.                                                                                18.00

308.          Manrique, Jaime. Latin moon in Manhattan. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1992. 212p., first edition, dj.      22.00

309.          Manrique, Jaime. My night with/mi noche con Federico Garcia Lorca; new edition, trasnslated by Edith Grossman and Eugene Richie. New York, :Painted Leaf Press, 1997. 125p., first printing of the expanded version of the Groundwater Press edition, wraps.                                                                             25.00

310.          Manrique, Jaime. Twilight at the equator; a novel. Boston, Faber and Faber, 1997. 198p., first edition, dj. The novel's protagonist is a gay writer.                                                                              20.00

311.          Another copy, 200p., uncorrected advance proof, wraps.                                    20.00

312.          Mason-John, Valerie, aka Queenie. Brown girl in the ring; plays, prose and poems. London, Get a Grip, 1999. 130p., first printing, wraps. Afro-British lesbian performance artist,.                                                 15.00

313.          Mason-John, Valerie, ed. Talking black; lesbians of African descent speak out. London, Cassell, 1995. xviii, 263p., first printing, wraps.                                                                                        10.00

314.          McEvoy, Seth. Samuel R. Delany. New York, Frederick Ungar, 1984. 142p., wraps.                             17.00

315.          McKinley, Catherine E. and L. Joyce DeLaney. Afrekete; an anthology of Black lesbian writing. New York, Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1995. xvii, 317p., first printing, dj.                                    25.00

316.          Another copy of the first printing, worn dj.                                                            20.00

317.          Another copy, advanced uncorrected proofs, wraps.                                            18.00

318.          Another copy, first wraps printing.                                                                        15.00

319.          Metropolitan Community Churchy of Norther Virginia. Cooking with love; recipes. Waseca, MN, Walter's Cookbooks, [199-?]. 72p. + appendices, spiral-bound wraps. The cookbook is dedicated to MCC Pastor Darlene Garner, with her biography, the first African American to be elected to the MCC Board of Elders.   45.00

320.          Michael-Christopher. Living the life prequel, Hank; based on the characters from the comic magazine, Living the Life. Arlington, Michael-Christopher Books, 2002. 159p., wraps. Backstory for the comic, by the gay African American author.                                                                                                       15.00

321.          Miller, Adam David. Apocalypse is my garden; poems. Berkeley , Eshu House Publishing, 1999. 85p., second edition, wraps.                                                                                                           12.00

322.          Miller, Adam David. Forever afternoon; poems. East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 1994. 74p., inscribed by the gay Bay Area African American poet, first printing, wraps.                                             18.00

323.          Miller, Adam David. Land between; new and selected poems. Berkeley, Eshu House Publishing, 2000. 139p., inscribed by Miller with his handwritten emendations of his phone # and email address, first edition, wraps.      25.00

324.          Another copy of the first edition, not inscribed, wraps.                                          15.00

325.          Miller, Adam David. Neighborhood & other poems. Berkeley and Sebastapol, Mina Press, 1993. 66p., later printing, wraps.                                                                                                          15.00

326.          Miller, Adam David, ed. Dices or black bones; black voices of the seventies. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. 142p., inscribed by Miller, wraps. Includes early works by Pat Parker as well as Al Young, Lucille Clifton, Etheridge Knight, and Ishmael Reed, among others.                                                    25.00

327.          Another copy, not inscribed.                                                                                17.00

328.          Miller, Alan. At the club; poems. n. pl., grand entrances press, 1988. 23p., wraps. 30.00

329.          Miller, Marcus. Carry on, Charlie. San Diego, Phenix Publishers, 1967. 160p., illustrated wraps, bottom corner clipped. Gay pulp fiction with interracial material. (Companion Book CB 548)            25.00

330.          Miller, Warren. The siege of Harlem. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964. 166p., first edition, edgeworn dj.                                                                                                             20.00

A gay caucasian writer tackles a complex subject with a complex effort to convey his story through use of folk idioms.

331.          Moore, Marlon. Black trade. New York, Rough Trade, no date[1970s]. 189p., b&w illustrations, illustrated wraps. Black and interracial gay pulp fiction illustrated with drawings similar to Tom of Finland. (Hardboy Series HS-128)                                                                                                                          20.00

332.          Morgan, Robin, editor. Sisterhood is powerful, an anthology of writings from the women's liberation movement. New York, Random House, 1970. xli, 602p., inserted photographic plates, ink check-marks on contents page, first edition cloth boards in dj. .                                                                                         12.00

333.          Morrow, Bruce and Charles H. Rowell, eds. Shade; an anthology of fiction by gay men of African descent. New York, Avon Books, 1996. xx, 358p., first printing, wraps. Paperback original.           15.00

334.          Motley, Willard. Knock on any door. New York, D. Appleton-Century Comapny, 1947. 504p., first printing. *Rideout author. Young 2800.                                                                                   30.00

335.          Another copy, later printing, some staining on rear board.                                     17.00

336.          Motley, Willard. Let no man write my epitaph. New York, Random House, 1958. [viii], 467p., [i], first edition, dj. African American novelist.  Young 2801.                                                              45.00

337.          Motley, Willard. Let noon be fair a novel. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. 416p., first edition, edgeworn dj.  Young 2802.                                                                                                       35.00

338.          Motley, Willard. Nadie escriba me epitafio. Barcelona, Luis de Caralt, 1965. 508p., first Spanish edition, stiff wraps in dj. Translation of the African American novelist's Let no man write my epitaph. 25.00

339.          Motley, Willard. We fished all night. New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1951. [xi], 560p., first edition, slightly shelfworn dj. *Rideout novel.                                                                          35.00

340.          Muhanji, Cherry. Her; a novel. San Francisco, Aunt Lute Foundation, 1990. 180p., first edition, wraps. The African American novelist writes about her black Detroit childhood, in the process exploring relationships among black women, particularly lesbians.                                                                                      17.00

341.          Mumford, Kevin J. Interzones; black/white sex districts in Chicago and New York in the early twentieth century. New York, Columbia University Press, 1997. xix, 236p., first printing.                                            30.00

342.          Nash, Kevin A. A If we listen closely; a book of poems. San Francisco, Kallanda Productions, 1996. 51p., wraps. Gay African American poet from San Francisco.                                             30.00

343.          National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays. NCBLG; black pride and solidarity: the new movement of black lesbians and gays. Washington, NCBLG, [198-?]. 6-panel brochure with photo of four members, including Audre Lorde, on the front.                                                                                                    15.00

344.          National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays. Bay Area Chapter. "A kick-off celebration"; Friday, May 6, 1988, 8:00 pm 12:00 am ... Western Addition Cultural Center ... San Francisco, CA. San Francisco, NCBLG, 1988. 8.5x11 inch flyer, printed one side, two small graphics.                                               22.00

345.           [Nugent, Richard Burce]. Gay rebel of the Harlem renaissance; selections from the work of Richard Bruce Nugent, edited and with an introduction by Thomas H. Wirth, foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Durham, Duke University Press, 2002. xiii, 293p., review sheets laid in, wraps.                                  15.00

346.          Ochoa, Maria, editor, Annie Valva photography, Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, Angela Davis, Susan Griffin, Janice Mirikitani, Adrienne Rich. Different voices of women's experiences; The Women's Foundation 1989 - 90 annual report. San Francisco, The Women's Foundation, 1990. unpaginated, 12x9.25 inches oblong, Foundation donors, board of directors, auditor's report, tables, illustrated with b&w photos, back cover creased, very good in original stapled wraps. Six authors write in support of the Foundation.                         25.00

347.          Owens, Rochelle, editor; Imamu Amiri Baraka, Julie Bovasso, Ed Bullins, William M. Hoffman, Adrienne Kennedy, Megan Terry. Spontaneous combustion: 8 new American plays. New York, Winter House, 1972. 228p., introduction, author bios, b&w author photos. First edition of a seminal collection of avant-garde plays including "Sun," "Cinque," "Dialect Determinism," "Sanibel and Captiva," "A Quick Nut Bread to Make Your Mouth Water," "Schubert's Last Serenade," "Ba-Ra-Ka, " and "He Wants Shih!," (this play is Young 2953.) Very good in cloth and dj. (The Winter Repertory 6)                                                                                                              40.00

348.          Parker, Andrew, et. al., eds. Nationalisms & sexualities. New York, Routledge, 1992. xi, 451p., dj. Trangressive cocktails everywhere ....                                                                        45.00

349.          Parker, Canaan. The color of trees; a novel. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1992. 221p., first printing, wraps. First novel by the African American writer.                                                                         20.00

350.          Parker, Pat. Child of myself. Berkeley, Women's Press Collective, 1972. [26]p., wraps. The first printing of the black lesbian poet's first book.                                                                                   50.00

351.          Another copy, drawings by Brenda Crider, Wendy Sjîholm, Wendy Cadden, Jerri Robertson, Karen Garrison, and Helle. Oakland, Diana Press, 1978. [36p.], second printing (first by Women's Press Collective), wraps.       30.00

352.          Parker, Pat. Jonestown and other madness; poetry. Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books, 1985. 75p., wraps. African American lesbian poet.                                                                                               15.00

353.          Parker, Pat. Movement in black; the collected poetry of Pat Parker, 1961-1978. Foreword by Audre Lorde. Introduction by Judy Grahn. Oakland, Diana Press, 1978. 157p., previous owner's inscription, first edition, dj. African American lesbian poet.                                                                                               75.00

354.          Another copy of the first edition, inscribed by illustrator Wendy Cadden, cover slightly rubbed, dj.      75.00

355.          Another copy of the first edition, dj.                                                                     75.00

356.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking dj.                                                          65.00

357.          Parker, Pat. Movement in black; the collected poetry of Pat Parker, 1961-1978. Foreword by Audre Lorde. Introduction by Judy Grahn. Ithaca, Firebrand Books, [198-?]. 157p., wraps. African American lesbian poet.      15.00

358.          Parker, Pat. Pit stop; photographs: jackie howell, ardena sharks, paula wallace, robin wadsworth; drawings: wendy cadden, jules, cottie. Oakland, Oakland, the women's press collective, , 1973 and 1975. 44p., fine in wraps. African American lesbian poet.                                                                                               35.00

359.          Parker, Pat. Womanslaughter; graphics by Irmagean, Karen Sjîholm, Wendy Cadden. Oakland, Diana Press, 1978. 63p., wraps. African American lesbian poet.                                                    25.00

360.          Peltier-Draine, Elsaida. What's up girlfriend? Kansas City, MO, Zenon Publication Company, 1994. 164p., slightly edgeworn dj. The Louisiana-born African American writer takes a fictional look at how working women of color cope with "job politics, sexual pressure/promotions, homosexuality, religion, mental illness, racism & family conflict," and how some black women unite while others copy the dominant white paradigm on the job.                            65.00

 

361.          Perchuk, Andrew and Elaine Posner, eds. he masculine masquerade; masculinity and representation. Cambridge, The MIT Press, 1995. 156p., profusely illustrated with the works of a number of artists, 8x11.5 inches, review copy with slip and sheet laid in, dj.                                                                  45.00

The prose contributors to this exhibition catalog -- Simon Watney, bell hooks, Glen Ligon, Steven Cohan and the editors -- draw on gay and feminist theory to "analyze the conventional and limited definition of masculinity as a social and cultural construct" (dj), then bring in race, class and other factors to expand that definition. The artists represented include Matthew and Tina Barney, Lyle Ashton Harris and Keith Piper, among others. The book includes an extensive bibliography on the arts and literature.

362.          Another copy, lacking review materials, dj.                                                           25.00

363.          Piñero, Miguel. Short eyes; a play. New York, Hill and Wang, 1975. xiii, 127p., first edition, dj. This play, which won the New York Drama Critics Circle award as the best play of the 1973-74 season, depicts prison life among a group of black and Puerto Rican prisoners. Young 3055.                                           65.00

364.          Portillo, Tina, ed. Dykescapes. Boston, Alyson Publications, 1991. xii, 176p., first printing, wraps. Lesbian short stories edited by the African American lesbian writer.                                                 18.00

365.          Powell, Patricia. Me dying trial. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1993. 192p., review stamp, first printing, wraps. Novel by the Afro-Jamaican American writer, with lesbian themes. (Caribbean writers) 15.00

366.          Powell, Patricia. A small gathering of bones. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1994. 138p., uncorrected proof, wraps. Novel based on Jamaica’s gay life in the 1970s. (Caribbean writers)       15.00

367.          Pratt, Louis H. James Baldwin. Boston, Twayne Publishers, 1978. 157p.           15.00

368.          Prodde, Lance. Caribbean sex. San Francisco, Parisian Press, 1972. 147p., camp pictorial cover, wraps. Gay pulp fiction. (P 231)                                                                                                   25.00

369.          Revoyr, Nina. The necessary hunger; a novel. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1997. 365p., first printing, dj. The first novel by the Japanese/Polish American author centers on two high school women's basketball stars with an intense rivalry, one Japanese American, one African American, whose parents move in together. Set in central Los Angeles; lesbian content.                                                                                                                                           17.00

370.          Rhoads, Robert A. Freedom's web; student activism in an age of cultural diversity. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. xii, 291p., review slip laid in, dj.                                                                              20.00

371.          Roberts, Frank León & Marvin K. White, eds. If we have to take tomorrow; HIV, black men & same sex desire, a collaboration between: AIDS Project Los Angeles, Black AIDS Institute, Gay Men's Health Crisis, National Black Justice Coalition and the New York State Black Gay Network. N. pl., The Institute for Gay Men's Health, 2006. vii, 84p., black/white photos by Gerard H. Gaskin and Luna Luis Ortiz, wraps.                22.00

372.          Roberts, JR, comp. Black lesbians; an annotated bibliography, foreword by Barbara Smith. Tallahassee, Naiad Press, 1981. xv, 93p., first edition, wraps. European American bibliographer.             35.00

373.          Robinson, Harold McNeil, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Ira Silverberg and Jacqueline Woodson, eds. Queer city. New York, The Portable Lower East Side, 1991. 167p., wraps Poetry and prose from gays and lesbians of varied ethnic backgrounds, including contributions from Sapphire, Asotto Saint, Linda Villarosa, Jasmine Alvarez, and others.      18.00

374.          Rose, Tricia. Longing to tell; black women talk about sexuality and intimacy. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. xii, 415p., first printing, dj. With material on lesbianism and bisexuality. 17.00

375.          Rosen, David, Steve Werner and Barbara Yates, eds. We'll do it ourselves: combatting sexism in education. Lincoln, Student Committee, Study Commission on Undergraduate Education, University of Nebraska, 1974. xii, 321p., wraps. With particular emphasis on lesbians and gays, with one article on the portrayal of women in Puerto Rican-theme children's books and another on black women.                                                           22.00

376.          RuPaul. Lettin it all hang out; an autobiography. New York, Hyperiom, 1995. xi, 228p., signed by RuPaul, first printing, dj. The African American crossdresser is the world's top drag performer.      35.00

377.          Another copy of the first printing, not signed, dj.                                                   18.00

378.          Another copy. London, Warner Books, 1995. xi, 228p., first British printing, wraps.                             15.00

379.          Rustin, Bayard. Down the line; the collected writings of Bayard Rustin. Introduction by C. Vann Woodward. Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1971. xviii, 355p., first edition, dj.                                 35.00

380.          Another copy of the first edition, lacking dj, ex library, de-accession stamp, somewhat worn copy with library markings.                                                                                                                   22.00

381.          [Rustin, Bayard]. Time on two crosses; the collected writings of Bayard Rustin, edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise. San Francisco, Cleis Press, 2003. xliv, 354p. + 16p., first printing, wraps. Includes selections of Rustin's civil rights, labor and gay writings.                                                                                                               15.00

382.          Sanchez, Sonia. Does your house have lions? Boston, Beacon Press, 1997. 69p., inscribed by Sanchez, first printing, dj. The African American poet uses her craft to explore the life of her younger brother, who immersed himself in New York's gay subculture and succumbed to AIDS in the early 1980s.                     45.00

383.          Santos-Febres, Mayra. Sirena Selena; translated by Stephen Lytle. New York, Picador, 2000. 214p., first printing, dj. This powerful first novel by the Afro-Puerto Rican poet centers on a Puerto Rican drag queen in the Dominican Republic.                                                                                                  15.00

384.          Sapphire (Ramona Lofton). American dreams. New York and London, Serpent's Tail, 1994. 175p., wraps.      17.00

385.          Sapphire (Ramona Lofton). Push; a novel. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. 157p., 8.5x11 inches, uncorrected proof, wraps. First novel by the African American lesbian poet. Format is copyshop binding with papertape spine and acetate cover leaf over a color xerox of dust jacket image. Jacket design is the same. Text is from typescript, is presumably a facsimile of Sapphire's mss, and there are minor changes in the text: on the first page 1982 is published as 1983, down sinder gets capitalized, author photo differs, blurb is an early draft.           40.00

386.          Another copy, 141p., first edition, dj.                                                                   22.00

387.          Sawyer-Lauçanno, Christopher. The continual pilgrimage; American writers in Paris, 1944-1960. New York, Grove Press, 1992. x, 345p., first printing, dj. Bowles' major biographer discusses, among others, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.                      18.00

388.          Scott, Darieck. Traitor to the race. New York, Dutton, 1995. 213p.,advance uncorrected proof, wraps. The African American author's first novel explores homophobia and self-hatred in the black community.  22.00

389.          Another copy, first edition, dj.                                                                              18.00

390.          Scott, Kesho, Cherry Muhanji and Egyirba High. Tight spaces. San Francisco, Spinsters/aunt lute, 1987. 182p., inscribed by the three African American authors from Detroit, first edition, wraps. 36 short prose pieces.      25.00

391.          An uninscribed copy of the first edition, wraps.                                                     15.00

 

392.          Shockley, Ann Allen. The black and white of it. Weatherby Lake, MO, The Naiad Press, 1980. 125p., inscribed by Shockley to fellow poet SDiane Bogus, first edition, wraps. The African American writer's short stories on the lives of lesbians, black and white.                                                                     Grier A***, B**.            35.00

393.          Another copy,  inscribed by Shockley, first printing, wraps.                                 25.00

394.          Another copy. 103p., second printing, wraps.                                                      17.00

395.          Another copy. Tallahassee, The Naiad Press, 1987. 125p., stamped 'review copy', wraps. This new edition includes two new prose works.                                                                                               17.00

396.          Shockley, Ann Allen. Loving her; a novel. New York, Avon, 1978. 205p., first Avon printing, wraps. The African American writer's powerful first novel, first published in 1974, intersecting race and gender. Grier A***.      18.00

397.          Shockley, Ann Allen. Say Jesus and come to me. New York, Avon, 1982. 283p., first printing, wraps browned on versos. First appearance of this black lesbian novel, a paperback original.              45.00

398.          Silvera, Makeda. Growing up black; a resource manual for black youth. Toronto, Sister Vision Press, 1989. 83p., 8.5x11 inches, wraps. Afro-Jamaican Canadian lesbian author.                                                                    20.00

399.          Silvera, Makeda, ed. Piece of my heart; a lesbian of colour anthology. Toronto, Sister Vision Press, 1991. xix, 393p., first printing, wraps.                                                                                        15.00

400.          Simmons, Dawn Langley. Dawn; a Charleston legend. Charleston, Wyrick & Company, 1995. xiii, 191p., dj. Amazing autobiography of a white woman raised as a man who, at 30, underwent gender modification in 1968, then married a black Charlestonian, then moving to New York, where she became a well-known author. 25.00

401.          Skrentny, John D. The minority rights revolution. Cambridge, The Belknap Press, 2002. xiv, 473p., review sheets laid in, dj. How the aftermath of World War II and the fight against Nazi theories of inequality led to the civil rights movement, thence to movements by other groups - Latinos, gays, Asian Americans and the disabled. Relatively little on women, emphasis on elite theory.                                                                               25.00

402.          Smith, Michael J. Colorful people and places; a resource guide for Third World lesbians and gay men ... and for white people who share their interests. San Francisco, Quarterly Press, 1983. 133p., wraps. A state-by-state guide, with sections covering Canada and the rest of the world. African American author.      10.00

403.          Smith, Michael J., ed. Black men/white men; a gay anthology. San Francisco, Gay Sunshine Press, 1983. 238p., signed by Smith, first edition, one of 26 specially bound copies. Includes Larry Duplechan's first published story, "Peanuts and the Old Spice Kid" as well as drawings by Michael Grumley and photos by Sierra Domino, among others.      150.00

404.          Another copy, first edition (issued contemporaneously with the limited edition), not signed.                     65.00

405.          Another copy, first wraps.                                                                                    15.00

406.          Sneed, Pamela. Imagine being more afraid of freedom than slavery; poems. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1998. 62p., briefly inscribed by the African American poet/performance artist, first wraps printing.      22.00

407.          Spike, Paul. Photographs of my father. New York, Aldred A. Knopf, 1973. 259p., first edition, dj. Rev. Robert Spike, a crusading minister who mobilized Protestant churches in support of the civil rights movement, was a closeted gay who was murdered in a Columbus, OH, hotel room.                                            17.00

408.          Stanford, Adrian. Black & queer. Boston, The Good Gay Poets, 1977. 35p., wraps.                          35.00

409.          Staples, Robert. Black masculinity; the black male's role in American society. San Francisco, The Black Scholar Press, 1982. 182p., later printing, wraps with piece of tape stating 'pagination & layout dummy'. Includes material on homosexuality and relations between the sexes.                                                          30.00

410.          Stevens, Shane. Go down dead. New York, William Morrow & Company, 1966. 236p., four small remains of tape marks on f.e.p., first edition, slightly edgeworn dj with one-inch closed tear. Stevens' first novel centers on a black sixteen year old immersed in Harlem's drug culture. Young 3637.                                75.00

411.          Stone, Sharon Dale, ed. Lesbians in Canada. Toronto, Between the Lines, 1990. 233p., wraps. Covers a number of topics, including the situation of Afro-Caribbean women in Canada.                                             35.00

412.          Stryker, Jeff and Mark D. Smith, eds. Dimensions of HIV prevention: needle exchange. Menlo Park, CA, The Kaiser Forums, 1993. xxviii, 182p., wraps. A comprehensive look at the history and efficacy of needle exchange programs, with a chapter on African Americans.                                                                                          22.00

413.          Sutherland, Ruth. Treacherous passage; the story of the maritime unions' twelve year fight against spies, goon squads, intrigue, murder and other shipowner devices of sabotage. San Francisco, Education Department, National Union Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, [1942]. 36p., wraps, illus.                         25.00

The Marine Cooks & Stewards Union was expelled for being 'controlled' by Communists from the CIO in 1950. The union was integrated (about a third to a half African American) with a large, open, gay presence (estimated at a third of the union). The union was fully supportive of both gays and African Americans rights in the work place.

414.          [Sylvester]. Sylvester at the Opera House; produced by David Bandy & Gary Roverana. San Francisco, N. pub., 1979. [24]p., 8.5x11 inch event program, silver wraps.                                     25.00

415.          [Sylvester]. Sylvester & Syreeta at Symphony Hall. San Francisco, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, 1980. [24]p., 8.5x11 inch event program, wraps.                                                                 20.00

416.          Thomas, Duane. Body & soul; the black male book, with an introduction by Veronica Webb. New York, Universe Publishing, 1998. 144p., profusely illus. with photographs of black men, later printing, wraps.           22.00

417.          Thompson, Becky. Mothering without a compass; white mother's love, black son's courage. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2000. 168p., first printing, dj. A white lesbian's story of her adopted black son.      12.00

418.          Traynor, Fredryk. Bless the thugz and lil' chil'rins; novel. San Francisco, GLB Publishers, 2004. 205p., first edition, wraps. Gay thriller by an African American author, set in San Francisco.         15.00

419.          Udé, Iké. Beyond decorum; the photography Iké Udé, edited by Mark H. C. Bessire and Lauri Firstenberg. Cambridge, The MIT Press, 2000. 184p., profusely illus. with the fashion shots of the Nigerian American photographer, wraps. Includes crossdressing and genderbending themes.                                          15.00

420.          Van Buskirk, Alden, collected by David Rattray. Lami; with an introductory note by Allen Ginsberg. San Francisco, The Auerhahn Society, 1965. 91p., 6.25x9.25 inches, frontis portrait of the poet and partner Freddie tipped-in, a note on Lami by Ginsberg, a note on the poems by David Rattray, "Lami in Oakland" "Lami in St. Louis" other poems, from a Letter, November '61, one of 1000 copies of the last poems of an Oakland Beat poet who died in his early 20s, very good in worn stained original wraps. Poet David Rattray collected these final poems by his friend and notes that Lami is a Negro and sometimes "Oriental" demon of uncertain sex. African American, gay, and drug content.           35.00

421.          van Dyke, Annette. The search for a woman-centered spirituality. New York, New York University Press, 1992. xviii, 227p., first printing. Primarily focuses on lesbian spirituality, with chapters on Native American (Silko and Gunn) and African American (Lorde and Walker) traditions. (The cutting edge: lesbian life and literature)      18.00

422.          Vega . Into the light; out of the darkness, the art of the black male. Sicklerville, NJ, Vega Press, 1996. xiii, 97p., profusely illus. with both color and black/white photos by the Vega Studios founder, 9x12 inches, first printing, wraps.      30.00

423.          Vida Gallery. Litany for survival; a response to environmental violence. San Francisco, the Gallery, [198-?]. 1p. flyer, 8.5x14 inches, folded. Includes a notice for a reading by Audre Lorde and Andrea Canaan, with Lorde's photo.      18.00

424.          Villa, Louis Arthur. The sexuality of a black American: one man's sexual biography. Oakland, Ashford Press Publishing, 1981. 220p., wraps. The African American cosmetologist includes a chapter on blacks and gays, and an account of the Jonestown tragedy.                                                                              18.00

425.          White, Marvin K. last rights; poems. Los Angeles, Alyson Publictions, 1999. xvii, 138p., first printing, wraps. Gay African American poet.                                                                                              15.00

426.          Whitney, James. The endless spiral. Chatsworth, CA, GX, Inc., 1974. 152p.,+ads, color-illustrated-wraps. Gay pulp, interracial prison characters. (Trojan Classic TC 284)                                        22.00

427.          Wideman, John Edgar. A glance away. New York, Holt Reinhart and Winston, 1985. 186p., uncorrected proof of the Owl edition, wraps. The African American novelist's first book contains a major gay theme. Young 4097.      25.00

428.          Wright, Charles. The messenger. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1963. 217p., second printing, dj with small chip. African American author. Young 4236.                                                     18.00

429.          Wright, Charles. The wig; a mirror image. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. 179p., first edition, dj designed by Milton Glaser. Young 4237.                                                                    35.00

430.          Another copy, tape residue on boards and labels removed from e.ps., first edition, slightly worn dj.        22.00

431.          Yerby, Frank. Goat song; a novel of ancient Greece. New York, The Dial Press, 1967. 498p., first edition, tattered dj. African American author. Young 4353*.                                                   20.00

432.          Youngblood, Shay. The Big Mama stories. Ithaca, Firebrand Books, 1989. 106p., wraps. Short pieces by the African American lesbian writer.                                                                                 17.00

433.          Zedde, Fiona. A taste of sin. New York, Kensington Books, 2006. 280p., first wraps printing. Second novel by the Afro-Jamaican American author, sizzling Miami stuff with lotsa lesbian content.      12.00