antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis

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LGBT – Homosexuality & Jhr. Jacob Schorer

1. ASHE, Thomas Lost Eros. Llandogo, The Kouros Press, 1982. 24 x 16 cm. Original wrappers with a title ticket. 4 p.
€ 30
* A poem first published in ‘Later Poems’ 1866-1876, printed by Nicolas McDowall (Old Stile Press) in 100 numbered copies on paper hand-made by Frances McDowall with a Uranian linocut in ochre by J. Martin Pitts.

2. ALBERTS, Joh. C.P., als Paul WOLTERS Een stem zei… L.J.C. Boucher, [1915]. 14 x 11 cm. Ingenaaid. 24 p. Alle pagina’s in een rood kader gevat. 1e druk. Wat versleten en verfomfaaid.
€ 25
* Aforismen van de jeugdige auteur (1893-1967). Met op pagina 4 het exlibris van de psychiater en seksuoloog Dr. L.S.A.M. von Römer, wiens bibliotheek in Indonesië gedesintegreerd is geraakt.

3. ALBERTS, Joh.C. Liefde is geen regeringszaak. Sexualiteit en overheid. Den Haag, De Waterman (= eigen beheer), 1952. Geniet. 8 p. 1e druk.
€ 15
* Vroege brochure over homoseksualiteit.

4. BÄCHLER, Wolfgang Der nächtliche Gast. Frankfurt, Eremiten-Presse, 1953. 8vo. Orig. wrappers. Second edition.
€ 25
* Illustrated by Hans Chr. Schmolck. Paper a bit browned.

5. BARNHOORN e.a., J.A.J. Het vraagstuk der homosexualiteit. Beschouwingen door J.A.J. Barnhoorn, Prof.Mag.Dr. J.B. Kors O.P., Dr. H. de Vries, Officiaal F.Ae.H. van de Loo, Prof.Mr. W.P.J. Pompe, G.J.B.A. Janssens, Dr.P. Heymeijer S.J. Samengevoegd vanwege de R.K. Artsenvereeniging naar aanleiding van het congres 1939 te Nijmegen. Roermond/Maaseik, J.J. Romen, [1941]. Ingenaaid. 200 p. 1e druk.
€ 15
* Papers from a Roman-Catholic medical, theological and psychological congress about homosexuality, during the first year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands…

6. BARR, James The Occasional Man. A new adult novel of the torments and temptations of abnormal desires. New York, Paperback Library, 1966. Mass Market Paperback. 288 p. First Edition. Paper browned.
€ 12
* Classic gay novel by James Barr Fugate.

7. BARR, James Quatrefoil. An adult novel of a love between two men that defied society’s strongest taboo. New York, Paperback Library, 1965. Mass Market Paperback. 288 p. Some backstrip wear.
€ 15
* ‘An adult novel of a love between two men that defied society’s strongest taboo.’ Classic gay novel by James Barr Fugate. First Paperback Library edition. With an author’s foreword written for this new edition, ending ‘There will always be “gay” books. After all, there’s a little touch of “royalty” in even the best of us.’

8. BENDER, L. Verderfelijke propaganda (naar aanleiding van het jaarverslag 1936 van het Nederl. Wetenschappelijk Humanitair Komitee). Heemstede, Comité van Katholieke Actie “Voor God”, 1937. Original wrappers. 16 p. First edition. Some spots on lower cover.
€ 60
* Early Dutch anti-homosexuality pamphlet: “Corrupting Propaganda”. Father Bender, a Catholic priest, irritated by Jacob Schorer’s 1936 annual report, strongly opposed homosexuality and the way Schorer disseminated his public information. Schorer reacted to this pamphlet in his 1938 annual report.

9. BEURDELEY, Cecile L’Amour Bleu. Translated from the French by Michael Taylor Cologne, Evergreen (= Benedikt Taschen Verlag), 1994. 35 x 25 cm. Linnen met fraai stofomslag. 304 p. Omslag niet helemaal gaaf, maar een mooi exemplaar.
€ 20
* Zeer rijk geïllustreerde geschiedenis van de homoseksualiteit in de kunst, in salontafelformaat. De oorspronkelijke Franse uitgave verscheen in 1977 onder de titel Beau petit ami. ‘Een boek vol teksten en illustraties, en van zó’n formaat dat je er eenvoudig iemand mee kan doodslaan. ’t Mag dus in geen enkel homoseksueel huishouden ontbreken.’ Gerrit Komrij: Averechts, p. 221-228.

10. BIJSTERBOSCH, Willem In opdracht. Een vertelling. (Met opdracht). Amsterdam, Bert Bakker, 1993. Garenloos. 128 p. 1e druk. P. 25-28 vochtig geweest.
€ 20
* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op de titelpagina: ‘Met hartelijke groet/ voor Shanki/ ter herinnering aan een/ gedenkwaardige/ ontmoeting in de stad/ 30 IX 1996/ Den Haaag [sic]/ Willem Bijsterbosch’.

11. BINET-VALMER, Jean-Auguste-Gustave Lucien. Paris, Flammarion, (about 1925). Select-Collection. 24 x 16 cm. Original illustrated wrappers. 80 p. Reprint. Backstrip has some damage.
€ 28
* Early French gay novel with a fairly happy end, first published 1910. Front cover with reclining effeminate young man on a couch.

12. BINET-VALMER, Jean-Auguste-Gustave Lucien. Roman. Berlin, Kurt Ehrlich, 1923. Orig. cloth. 348 p. Edges worn, some vague stains.
€ 25
* First German edition, translated by Richard Hein. Early gay novel with a fairly happy end. Cat. Schorer / NWHK 1922.

13. BINET-VALMER, J.A.G. Lettre autographe (L.A.S.) à Joachim Gasquet, pas datée, signée ‘Binet-Valmer. Probablement 1919. 7 lignes. 19,3 x 13,0 cm. Recto seulement. Quelques petites traces de colle.
€ 40
* Sur une rencontre du ‘Comité de la Ligue’. L’Amiral Boué de Lapeyrère et Général Balfourier devaient remercier. Gasquet (1873-1921) était un auteur de la Provence.

14. BINET-VALMER, J.A.G. Lettre autographe (L.A.S.) à Marcel Batilliat, datée 21 mai 1926, signée ‘Binet-Valmer. 11 lignes. 21,0 x 13,7 cm. Recto seulement. Sur papier imprimé de la Ligue des Chefs de Section & des Soldats Combattants. Accompagnée par une enveloppe avec timbre oblitéré, mais elle ne pas appartient à cette lettre: l’enveloppe date d’octobre 1928! Très bon état.
€ 60
* Binet-Valmer fait l’éloge du livre ‘Survivre’: ‘Bravo! Et aussi, courage! C’est nous qui avons raison, nous, les romanciers fidèles à la tâche…’ Marcel Batilliat (1871-1941), auteur, était un ami très proche de Zola. Avec portrait photographique de Binet-Valmer de la ‘3e collection Félix Potin’, en effet, publicité de l’épicier.

15. BIRON, Lionel Mike – Tadzio of the Nineties. Photos by Biron.
Berlin, Janssen Verlag, 1995. Square 21 x 18 cm. Original boards. 64 p. Color photo illustrations. Fine copy.
€ 20
* Photos of a handsome young guy in various poses and all sorts of clothes, with a lot of curls.

16. BLÜHER, Hans In medias res. Grundbemerkungen zum Menschen. Jena, Eugen Diederichs, 1919. Original wrappers. 68 p. Illustration of Blüher’s bookplate on page 1. First edition. Excellent copy.
€ 15
* With philosophical remarks under the headings: Prolog, Politika, Erotika, Heroika, Humana, & Epilog.

17. BLÜHER, Hans Werke und Tage. Erster Band. (All published). Jena, Eugen Diederichs, 1920. Original wrappers. (4), 160 p. Uncut. With portrait after a fine expressionistic bust by Joachim Karsch. First edition. Backstrip browned. In the text a few vague penciled lines and exclamation marks.
€ 15
* The first version of Blüher’s autobiography, an attractive book. With 4 pages of publisher’s ads for other books by Blüher. Only vol. I was published. In 1953 a much more voluminous autobiography saw the light, with the same title.

18. (BOULLET, Jean). Mme Leprince de Beaumont La Belle et la Bête. Avec un frontispice de Jean Boullet. Paris, Les Oeuvres Françaises, (1946). Original wrappers. 52 p. Text printed in red. First edition. Tiny stains on cover, tiny dent in the first pages.
€ 45
* Softcover. Of an edition of 5000 copies, this is one of 25 Roman numbered copies, however without the ‘état original du Frontispice’ that accompanied those copies.

19. BOUTENS, P.C. Als: Andries de HOGHE Strofen en andere verzen uit de nalatenschap van Andries de Hoghe. Uitgegeven en ingeleid door P.C. Boutens. Maastricht, Stols, 1932. Ingenaaid. 4to. (12), 64 p. Met initialen door A.A.M. Stols. Gezet uit de Romanée en gedrukt in rood en zwart in een oplage van 202 genummerde exemplaren. 2e, vermeerderde druk. Omslag deels verkleurd.
€ 50
* Boutens hield tot het eind van zijn dagen vol dat De Hoghe de naam van een jonggestorven dichter was, die hem zijn poëzie had toegestuurd. Dr. Wouter Blok bewees echter in 1983 dat Boutens wel degelijk de auteur was van deze gedichten met homo-erotische inslag, die tot de meest aansprekende van zijn poëzie behoren. Prachtige editie op groot formaat. De Halcyon Pers 4. Van Dijk 279. Rijkse 2.107.

20. BOUTENS, P.C. As: Andries de HOGHE Strofen uit de nalatenschap van Andries de Hoghe. Naar het handschrift uitgegeven door P.C. Boutens. (Deluxe copy). Bussum, Van Dishoeck, 1919. Original longstitch paper binding. 80 p. Uncut. First edition. A little wear. One cord broken.
€ 175
* “Verses from the estate of Andries de Hoghe. Edited from the manuscript by P.C. Boutens”. First edition of the impressive, veiled poems by Boutens (1870-1943) about gay love. A famous mystification: Boutens consistently upheld the authorship of another, pseudonymous author, who had entrusted his poetry to Boutens and died young. In Dutch, never translated, nor studied outside the Netherlands. Deluxe copy: one of 30 numbered deluxe copies on Japanese paper, signed by the publisher under the colophon. This is Nr. 25.

21. BOUTENS, P.C. Morgengedachten op den vijftigsten geboortedag van Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nassau, Koningin der Nederlanden. Maastricht, Nypels, [1930]. Oblong. Ingenaaid met omslag. (48) p. Gedrukt in oranje, blauw en zwart. 1e druk. Rug beschadigd.
€ 300
* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de dichter aan zijn huisvriend: ‘aan mijn Vriend/ C. van Duijvenbode/ den Haag, 5 Sept. 1930/ P.C. Boutens’. Iemand heeft geprobeerd de naam van Boutens’ vriend met vocht onzichtbaar te maken, maar is daar (gelukkig) niet in geslaagd. Verfrissende, originele typografie van Charles Nypels. Van Laar 103. Rijkse 2.101.

22. BRAND, Adolf Der Eigene. Ein Buch für Kunst und männliche Kultur. Vol. 6. Charlottenburg (Berlin), Brand und Linke Kunstverlag, 1906. Original gilt decorated cloth. (6), 192, (8) p. Printed on several types of paper in 3000 copies. Illustrated. 12 tipped-in pictures on heavy paper. 1st edition. Backstrip repaired. Corners a bit bumped. First page missing (containing the name of the owner and the number of the book). Otherwise in very good condition.
€ 550
* The world’s first gay magazine (1896-1932) in its only affordable volume, the sixth. This was not published in monthly issues, but as a one year volume. Paintings, drawings and photographs (some made by Adolf Brand himself, including a possible self portrait) are illustrating this beautiful Jugendstil book.

23. BRUNENBERG, Jo Immagini Scoperte. In the Footsteps of Leonardo. Weert, Jo Brunenberg, 1990. 26 x 23 cm. Original wrappers. 40 p. Illustrated. First edition. Price sticker ghost on cover.
€ 16
* Art photos: male nudes combined with drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Text in Dutch and English. Fine book production.

24. CADMUS, Paul Autograph signed card to Selma Broughton. Oblong card 7,7 x 12,7 cm. Fine condition.
€ 35
* Just the text ‘for/ Mrs Selma Broughton/ Paul Cadmus’ in a fine calligraphic handwriting (with a broad fountain pen).

25. CAMPBELL, David General Hector A. Macdonald. A Biographical Sketch. London, Hood, Douglas & Howard, 1900. Original green cloth blocked in white and black and with a duotone portrait in brown. 144 p. Illustrated. First edition. Inscription on inside cover. A bit browned.
€ 16
* Biography of Major-General Macdonald (1853-1903), a hero of various British Colonial Wars: a.o. Omdurman, Majuba, Egypt, South Africa, Afghanistan.

26. CHARLES-ÉTIENNE La Bouche Fardée. Roman de moeurs. Paris, Éditions Curio, 1925. 19 x 13 cm. Orig. wrappers. 216 pp. Uncut. 20th thousand. Cover a bit browned.
€ 16
* Reprint edition from the year of the first edition. A popular gay novel. Vignette of a reading Cupido with glasses!

27. CHOPPING, Richard The Ring. London, Secker & Warburg, 1967. Cloth with dustjacket designed by the author. 352 p. First edition. Jacket slightly discolored at top and backstrip.
€ 25
* Even 44 years after its first publication this is a startling, shocking novel about a homosexual man, written by the remarkable dustwrapper artist of the James Bond novels. ‘Not a novel for the squeamish’, just like the blurb says. Richard Chopping (1917-2008) entered with painter Denis Wirth-Miller into one of Britain’s very first gay civil partnerships (December 2005), after they had lived together for sixty years.

28. CHUBB, Ralph A Fable of Love and War. A Romantic Poem. Designed and Decorated with Woodcuts by the Author. Curridge, R.N. Chubb, 1925. Original cloth-backed boards with a title label. 44 p. With 3 woodcuts. Paper with deckle edges. Printed in 200 numbered copies, signed with the author’s initials. First edition. A few foxing spots.
€ 395
* Long poem (636 lines) by Ralph Chubb, illustrated by himself about the question of carnal love between a mighty warrior, a sixteen-year old boy and a girl. Printed on the printing press built from an old carpenter’s workbench and some crude pieces of wood by Chubb and his brother Lawrence (and that shows, in irregular inking and printing). The first part of the edition was sewn in printed wrappers. This is one of the copies that were bound at a later date. It was numbered and signed with Chubb’s initials.

29. C.O.C. Een welkom van het hoofdbestuur aan onze nieuwe leden. Amsterdam, C.O.C. Centraal Bureau, 1963. Geniet. 16 p. 1e druk. Net exemplaar.
€ 15
* Deze brochure is kenmerkend voor de frisse wind die onder het voorzitterschap van Benno Premsela door de in 1946 opgerichte vereniging van homo’s C.O.C. begon te waaien. Overwegingen en standpunten in belangrijke kwesties, en overzicht over de belangrijkste activiteiten. Gedateerd ‘september 1963’.

30. COCCIOLI, Carlo Le Ville et le Sang. Paris, Flammarion, 1955. 8vo. Orig. wrappers. Unopened. (2), 206 p. First Edition. Backstrip a bit browned. Paper toned. With prospectus.
€ 18
* Written in French by the polyglot Italian author (1920-2003), not translated. With a signed and dated (‘janvier 1955’) AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION on half-title.

31. CROWLEY, Aleister Dédicace. [Amsterdam], Sub Signo Libelli, 1982. 11 x 9 cm. Original decorated wrappers. (2), 14 p. Set by hand from Palatino and printed in red, blue and black in 76 numbered copies. Fine.
€ 50
* One of 70 copies on Magnani paper. Four erotic poems about varying perversions (in English) by the famous satanist published by foremost Dutch bibliophile printer Ger Kleis. Exquisite typography. Breugelmans 79.

32. DALL’ORTO, Giovanni (ed.) Ragazzi italiani. I nuovi fotografi italiani di nudo maschile. Milano, Babilonia Edizioni, 1991. A4. Orig. stiff wrappers. 64 p. First Edition. Price sticker on front cover.
€ 18
* Collection of fine male nude photos by Tiziano Bedin, Angelo de Lucci, Gino Frisinghelli, Antonio Ganz, Sergio Perini, Gianni Rufo and Marco Silombria.

33. DONISTHORPE, G. Sheila Loveliest of Friends! New York, Arco Publishing Corporation, 1951. Cloth with dust jacket (in mylar). 244 p. Book decoration by Steele Savage. DJ slightly worn at spine and edges.
€ 25
* Novel about a Lesbian love, ‘more revealing than the Well of Loneliness’, says the blurb. Nice copy with its dust jacket and its woodcut-like vignettes with graceful women.

34. DUNAN, Renée La Triple Caresse. Roman. Paris, Albin Michel, 19 x 12 cm. Orig. wrappers. Later edition. Probably issued around 1925 (copyright 1922). (2), 350 p. Uncut. 14th thousand. Yellow cover a bit chipped (backstrip). Name on flyleaf. Cheap text paper a bit browned.
€ 18
* Famous lesbian novel.

35. EECKE, Daniël Van Moreel-pastorale benadering van de homofilie. Verhandeling aangeboden tot het bekomen van het licentiaat in de Familiale en Seksologische Wetenschappen. Leuven, Instituut voor Familiale en Seksologische Wetenschappen, 1970. ‘Moral-pastoral approach of homophilia. Treatise for a doctorate in Family and Sexology Science’. Cloth-backed original wrappers. 296 leaves. First leaf printed on both sides, the other 295 are mimeographed on one side only. Excellent copy.
€ 85
* Very rare, voluminous Belgian study about homosexuality. With the signature of Father J.B.F. Gottschalk (1926-1997), who was (against all Catholic odds) a staunch defender of gay rights in the sixties and seventies, although some expressions of homosexuality went too far: Gottschalk was firmly positioned against G.K. van het Reve in the donkey blasphemy turmoil (1966).

36. ESSEBAC, Achille Dédé. Paris, Ambert, not dated (1904?). Original wrappers with extra art nouveau wrappers of a bookseller in Nantes. 292 p. 6th ed. (says a ticket on the title page). Complete with original illustrated wrappers, but front cover loose and spine worn.
€ 150
* The forgotten French novelist Achille Essebac (an anagram and pseudonym of Achille Bécasse) was a friend of Jacques d’Adelsward Fersen. He was the author of several novels about homosexual love, of which the tearjerker Dédé became a succes. Frederic Rolfe (‘Baron Corvo’) felt inspired by this book.
Timothy d’Arch Smith considers Dédé as ‘a more passionate version of Sturgis’s Tim or Ashley Clarke’s Jaspar Tristram’.

37. ESSEBAC, Achille Les Griffes. Paris, Ambert & Cie., (1904). Calf-backed marbled boards with marbled endpapers (original wrappers not included). (2), 290 p. First edition. Excellent copy.
€ 140
* Essebac’s Spanish novel. Although about the love between a girl and a boy, there’s a lot of sensuality between young males in the book, quite openly. The book is in French, but the colophon is in Spanish!

38. EULENBURG, Philipp zu Autograph Letter Signed to ‘Verehrteste gnädige Frau’. On smooth writing paper with printed letterhead ‘Kaiserlich Deutsche Botschaft/ III. Metternichgasse 3/ Wien’. 20,9 x 13,4 cm. One folded leaf, written on page 1 and 2. Dated ’15 März 97′. Signed ‘P. Eulenburg’. 19 lines. In German. Folded horizontally.
€ 225
* Count (later Prince) Eulenburg (1847-1921) was ambassador for Germany in Vienna from 1894-1903, years before he, as an intimate friend of Emperor William II, was accused as being homosexual. This initiated a major political conflict in Germany, called the Harden-Eulenburg affair.
Eulenburg thanks his unknown lady friend effusively for all the good things she had given. Because of a cold, he was unable to thank her in person in her box during the performance of Wagner’s Walküre. He hopes she was cured of her own cold and that they will meet again soon.

39. (EXIL). BRUN, Vincenz Alkibiades. Roman. Amsterdam, Allert de Lange, 1936. Original boards with dust jacket. 486 p. First edition. DJ a bit damaged. Tiny inscription on flyleaf.
€ 20
* Exil edition in German, published in Amsterdam. The gay aspects of the Alcibiades story are also told in this novel.

40. FUCHS, Alfred Die konträre Sexualempfindung und andere Anomalien des Sexuallebens. Behandlung und Ergebnisse derselben. Stuttgart, Ferdinand Enke, 1926. Rebound in cloth with spine ticket, original wrappers retained. (8), 132 p. First edition. Tiny corner missing from first page. Very good condition.
€ 45
* With 35 cases of homosexuality a.o.

41. GARNIER, P. Onanisme seul et à deux. Sous toutes les formes et leurs conséquences. Paris, Librairie Garnier, about 1920. 8vo. Orig. wrappers. 624 p. Later edition. Cover a bit spotted and loosening, cheap paper browned.
€ 25
* Later edition of this French scientific work (first: 1891) about masturbation and non-coital sex. The title means ‘Masturbation alone and together. All its forms and its consequences’.

42. Gay magazine Vrijbeeld 2 + 3. June and December 1987 Groningen, Vrijbeeld, 1987. 20 x 14 cm. Original wrappers. 24 p. Illustrated. First edition.
€ 25
* Two issues of a gay magazine (1986-1989) dedicated to safe-sex fantasies, published in the north of the Netherlands. A Number Zero was published in 1986; 5 regular issues followed. Photos by Ewoud Broeksma, Hans van der Veen and Teake Vlonk.

43. Gay magazine Vrijbeeld. Nummer 2. Juni 1987. Groningen, Vrijbeeld, 1987. 20 x 14 cm. Geniet. 24 p. 1e druk.
€ 15
* Homo-sekstijdschrift met vroege vrij-veilig-fantasieën en foto’s.

44. GENET, Jean Querelle de Brest. Paris, Paul Morihien, 1947. 4to. Original wrappers, with title and author printed in blue and red, a marine design. 252 p. Printed in 1850 numbered copies. Uncut. Second edition. Covers very slightly worn.
€ 185
* Famous scandalous novel by young Genet, set in the salty underworld of the harbor of Brest.With an ORIGINAL EROTIC PENCIL DRAWING tipped in before the halftitle. We have seen four different copies of this title, in which is inserted (about 1947-1950) a pencil drawing by a probably Dutch artist, all showing the same homosexual scene, all signed “J.P”. According to some sources, this may mean Jean-Paul Vroom (1922-2006), a Dutch artist in Paris in the forties, who also issued an erotic Rimbaud edition. This copy has a rather schematic drawing of the oral gay sex scene. Probably Vroom (or someone else in the postwar French gay scene) wanted to make a deluxe edition and sell it clandestinely.

45. (GROENEVELT, Ernst). HAAN, Jacob Israël de Verzamelde Gedichten. Deel II. (Bezorgd door K. Lekkerkerker). Amsterdam, Van Oorschot, 1952. Linnen. 496 p. 1e druk. Band (on)behoorlijk bevlekt.
€ 60
* Uit de bibliotheek van Ernst Groenevelt. Deze De Haan-adept, een van de C.O.C.-voormannen van het eerste uur, schreef op het achterste schutblad een geëxalteerd gelegenheidskwatrijn: ‘O Geest van Jacob Israel de Haan,/ wat zweeft gij af-en-aan;/ O, neem bezit van een te baren jongens-lijf/ en schrijf opnieuw, o, schrijf!/ Ernst Groenevelt/ Zomernacht 1-2 Juli 1952./ Den Haag’.

46. GUÉRIN, Daniel Typed list of his own books. With SIGNATURE on a little sheet and an envelope. Typed carbon copy of a list of Guérin’s books, as offered by himself. A4. Recto and verso. With autograph price corrections. Added: a small sheet of paper stamped with Guérin’s address, signed ‘daniel guérin’ and dated ‘6-9-82’, and the front part of an addressed and stamped envelope, both (signature and envelope) pasted on a piece of card.
€ 45
* The list contains 40 titles with ‘Prix fort’ and ‘Prix net’, with a 4-line explanation, typed.

47. HAAN, Jacob Israël de (als:) Jacob de HAAN Pijpelijntjes. (Het leven van Cor Koning en Felix Deelman). Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Ingenaaid. 228 p. 2e druk. Prima exemplaar met de rug verbleekt, maar nagenoeg onbeschadigd. Op de, licht gevlekte, eerste pagina is iets als een etiket verwijderd.
€ 400
* De eerste druk van Pijpelijntjes verscheen in juni 1904. De Amsterdamse arts-schrijver A. Aletrino, aan wie deze openlijk homo-erotische roman in druk werd opgedragen, herkende zichzelf in één van de twee hoofdpersonen van het boek (‘Sam’, Aletrino’s bijnaam). Hij kocht de gehele voorraad op en vernietigde deze. Slechts enkele exemplaren ontsprongen de dans. In oktober 1904 publiceerde De Haan een compleet herschreven versie van Pijpelijntjes. De namen van de hoofdpersonen waren veranderd en de stijl is geheel anders… met veel puntjes… maar toch een zeer charmante roman, die in sommige opzichten nog openlijker en directer is dan de eerste druk – en haast net zo zeldzaam. Bovendien had De Haan de opdracht aan Aletrino vervangen door tegenover de titelpagina (op de achterkant van de franse titel) uitdagend het bekende schendgedicht van Catullus tegen zijn critici te plaatsen, ‘Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo’. Op de achterkant van het omslag staat reclame voor andere boeken van Van Cleef.

48. HAAN, Jacob Israël de (as:) Jacob de HAAN Pijpelijntjes. (1st edition). Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Original wrappers. 220 p. 1st edition. Wrappers with sellotape stripes, faded name on title, but a good copy (professional restoration report added).
€ 3.000
* A mythical book of modern Dutch literature! This copy of the first edition of Pijpelijntjes, published in June 1904, is one of the very few of which the complete original wraps have been preserved, even including the backstrip.
The physician and author A. Aletrino, to whom this openly gay erotic novel was dedicated in print, recognized himself in one of its two main characters (“Sam”, Aletrino’s nickname). Immediately after publication, along with De Haan’s fiancee Johanna van Maarseveen, he bought up the whole edition and destroyed it. Only very few copies escaped destruction. In October 1904, a second, rewritten edition was published. The first edition of Pijpelijntjes is now considered one of the rarest books in the Dutch literature.

49. (HAAN, Jacob Israël de). RABAUW, Segher ‘Boeken en Tijdschriften’. P. 114-115 in: Ontwaking, jaargang 5, aflevering 3 (maart 1905). Antwerpen, Ontwaking, 1905. Ingenaaid. P. 81-120.
€ 20
* Begripvolle bespreking van de tweede druk van Pijpelijntjes. ‘Er spreekt een medevoelen uit, dat op den lezer overslaat, voor al die rampzalige overwonnenen van ’t Leven, ondergegaan, min door hen zelf dan door de omstandigheden; en in ’t bezonder doet het ons staren in ’t gemoed van een urning’.

50. HAAN, Jacob Israël de Pathologieën. De ondergangen van Johan van Vere de With. (Met Een woord vooraf van de auteur). (Met eene voorrede van Georges Eekhoud). Rotterdam, Meindert Boogaerdt jun., 1908. Linnen. XVI, 320 p. Met het satanistische portret van De Haan als frontispice. 1e druk. Band vooral aan de achterkant met waterschade, bobbelig. Voorzijde deels dof.
€ 225
* Boekband met de naam van uitgever Meijer Elte: blauwgroen met de gestileerde roos van de oorspronkelijke band en tekst in schreefloze gouden letters. Achterin reclame voor de oorspronkelijke uitgever, Meindert Boogaerdt.

51. HAAN, Jacob Israël de Pathologieën. De ondergangen van Johan van Vere de With. (Met Een woord vooraf van de auteur). (Met eene voorrede van Georges Eekhoud). Rotterdam, Meindert Boogaerdt jun., 1908. Blind linnen (privéband). XVI, 320 p. Portret. 1e druk. Pagina 257-272 in fotokopie. Degelijk leesexemplaar.
€ 25

52. HAAN, Jacob Israël de Pathologieën. De ondergangen van Johan van Vere de With. (Met Een woord vooraf van de auteur). (Met eene voorrede van Georges Eekhoud). Rotterdam, Meindert Boogaerdt jr., 1908. Original illustrated wrappers. XVI, 320 p. Portrait. First edition. Some tiny professional repairs. Purple and cream cover a bit yellowed.
€ 250
* De Haan’s second, decadentistic novel, even more openly homo-erotic than his first one, Pijpelijntjes, describes a sometimes sadomasochistic relation between an artist and a student. With a preface by Georges Eekhoud, translated by De Haan. The first part bears a motto by Catullus dedicated to Eekhoud, the second a motto by Olindo Guerrini to Herman Bang, and the third one by Catullus dedicated to Oscar Wilde. A legendary and delicate book with a ‘satanic’ portrait of the author as a frontispice and an Art Nouveau purple cover decoration of a mournful young man wounding his fingers on a rose.

53. HAAN, Jacob Israël de Pathologieën. De ondergangen van Johan van Vere de With. (Met Een woord vooraf van de auteur). (Met eene voorrede van Georges Eekhoud). Rotterdam, Meindert Boogaerdt jun., 1908. Ingenaaid. XVI, 320 p. Portret. 1e druk. Omslag professioneel gerestaureerd. Hoekjes van eerste twee bladen aangezet.
€ 250
* Goed exemplaar van deze onovertroffen decadentistische roman met homoseksueel-sadomasochistische inslag.

54. (HAAN, Jacob Israël de). EEKHOUD, Georges Escal-Vigor. Roman. (Met handgeschreven opdracht van Jacob Israël de Haan!) Parijs, Mercure de France, 1906. Karton (geplastificeerd bibliotheekbandje). 252 p. 17e druk. Omslag wat grauw. Geen bibliotheeksporen in het boekblok zelf.
€ 160
* Eekhouds grote roman met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van Jacob Israël de Haan: ‘Jacob Israël de Haan/ aan Han van der Linden.’ Eekhoud en De Haan waren bevriend en hadden belangrijke invloed op elkaars werk. Eekhoud schreef het voorwoord voor De Haans roman Pathologieën, en De Haan liet zich door verschillende romans van Eekhoud inspireren bij zijn lange gedichten ‘Antwerpsche Libertijnen’ en ‘Een nieuw Carthago ‘.

55. HALL, Radclyffe De bron van eenzaamheid. Vertaald door Bep Zody. Amsterdam, U.M. Literbo, [1935]. Linnen. 400 p. 4e druk. Exlibris.
€ 25
* Belangrijk boek, de eerste pro-lesbische roman. Vroege uitgave. Bijgevoegd een originele editie uit 1928 (Pegasus Press, herdruk). == The Well of Loneliness (Pegasus Press, second edition from 1928), combined with an early Dutch translation (i.e., 2 books).

56. HANKES DRIELSMA-DE KRABBÉ, M. Homo Duplex. Légende d’un coeur perdu en quatre actes et un épilogue. Orné d’une lithographie en couleurs de Robert Bonfils.
Paris, Bernard Grasset, 1928. 4to. Orig. wrappers. 120 p. Uncut. Printed in 550 numbered copies on Madagascar des Papeteries Lafuma. With an original coloured lithograph and some vignettes by Robert Bonfils. First edition. Excellent copy.
€ 45
* Play with homosexual content. The author Marguerite de Krabbé (Kopenhagen 1876-Wassenaar 1929), daughter of a Danish Minister of Defence, married journalist and lawyer Albert Julius Hankes Drielsma (1880-1971). Cat. Schorer / NWHK (Homosexuality) 1930.

57. HATTUM, Jac. van De liefste gast. Amsterdam, De Beuk, 1961. Ingenaaid. 40 p. Met vier illustraties van Frans Deckwitz. 1e druk.
€ 15
* Schaars boekje van Van Hattum over homoliefde.

58. HATTUM, Jac. van De liefste gast. Gedichten. Amsterdam, De Beuk, 1961. 12mo. Orig. decorated wrappers. 40 p. With four illustrations by Frans Deckwitz. First edition. Name of former owner on inside upper cover.
€ 15
* ‘The dearest guest’. Very nice, uncommon volume of witty poetry in Dutch, all about gay love.

60. (HERMAPHRODISY). HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Sexualpathologie II. Sexuelle Zwischenstufen. Das männliche Weib under der weibliche Mann. Bonn, A. Marcus & E. Webers Verlag, 1918. Original cloth-backed boards. (10), 279, (9) p. With 20 photos on 7 sheets of art paper. First edition.Spine torn. Nice Jugendstil bookplate on lower inside board: of Waldemar Müller.
€ 50
* This volume of Sexualpathologie (the most interesting for the modern eye!) treats hermaphrodisy, androgyny, transvestitism, homosexuality and metatropism.

61. (HERMAPHRODISY). NEUGEBAUER, Franz Ludwig von Hermaphroditismus beim Menschen. Leipzig, Verlag von Werner Klinkhardt, 1908. 29 x 19 cm. Rebound in cloth-backed boards, original upper wrapper pasted on upper cover. VIII, 750 pp. Uncut. 346 illustrations. First edition.
€ 120
* Comprehensive standard work with many observations, illustrations, an extensive illness concordance and a useful register by the Polish-German gynecologist Neugebauer (1856-1914). A large and heavy book.

62. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus (ed.) Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen. Auswahl aus den Jahrgängen 1899 – 1923. Neu ediert von Wolfgang Johann Schmidt. Frankfurt, Qumran, 1983. 2 volumes. Cloth with dust jackets. (6), 298; (4), 312 p. Illustrated. Fine condition.
€ 25
* Reprint of the most important article with an extensive epilogue by Peter Gorsen and an index of all (often elusive) volumes.

63. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Berlins Drittes Geschlecht. Berlin, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, [1907]. Original wrappers. 80 p. 6th ed. Cover worn.
€ 40
* About ‘Berlin’s Third Sex’ or homosexuality in that thriving industrial metropolis of the beginning of the 20th century. A very fragile book. Series ‘Grossstadt-Dokumente’ 3.

64. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Berlins Drittes Geschlecht. Berlin, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, [1907]. Original wrappers. 80 p. 16th-25th thousand. Cover damaged, worn and loose. No binding anymore.
€ 40
* About ‘Berlin’s Third Sex’ or homosexuality in that thriving industrial metropolis of the beginning of the 20th century. Not the usual wrappers: with advertisement on the rear for “Jüdische Witze”. A very fragile book, and a poor copy. Series ‘Grossstadt-Dokumente’ 3.

65. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung namhafter Autoren im Namen des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. Vol. II. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1900. Original gilt cloth. (8), 488 p. 2 illustrations. First edition. Old orange library ticket on spine. Rubber stamp from the “Stiftung Schrenck-Notzing”. Otherwise in fine condition.
€ 140
* Vol. 2 of the Annual for Sexual Intermediates. Contributions by Albert Moll about treatment of homosexuals, Gustav Jäger reproducing (anonymously) the testimony of Karl Maria Kertbeny, Ferdinand Karsch about homosexuality in animals, Franz von Neugebauer about hermaphrodisy and Belgian author Georges Eekhoud about the sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy. Albert Freiherr von Schrenck-Notzing (1862-1929) was a physician and psychiatrist interested in paranormality and homosexuality.

66. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung namhafter Autoren im Namen des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. 1., 2. & 3. Jahrgang. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1899-1901. The first three Yearbooks. Rebound using two of the original wrappers! Illustrated. First editions. These books were repaired by a bookseller in the basest and simplest way, but luckily the rare original wrappers of vol. II and III were re-used. Backstrips and missing wrappers were replaced with pages from a Dutch illustrated book of the 50s. Missing pages supplied in photocopy. Titles scribbled on backstrips. Uncut. Loosening.
€ 300
* The covers of Vol. II contain only the first 8 pages of Vol. II, and thereafter the full text of Vol. I! The wrapper of Vol. III contains p. 1-464 of vol. III plus 465-480 of vol. II, missing its last 8 pages (supplied in photocopy). The other volume doesn’t have original wrappers. It contains p. 9-464 of Vol. II and 465-616 (end) of Vol. III.
This garbled set contains the very rare Vol. I (complete, but without original covers)
Vol. II (original wrappers and p. 1-480, missing the last page of text, financial accounts and publisher’s book lists)
Vol. III (complete, with original front wrapper).
If you are dexterous with books, you may make an excellent set of rare books from this material.

67. (HOMOSEXUALITY). (ARTUS, Sieur d’Embry, Thomas) Description de l’isle des hermaphrodites. Nouvellement decouverte, contenant les moeurs, les coutumes & les ordonnances des habitans de cette isle, comme aussi le Discours de Jacophile à Limne, avec quelques autres pièces curieuses. Pour servir au supplement au Journal de Henri III. Cologne, Herman Demen, 1726. Mottled calf with gilt spine (5 ribs). (6), 352 p. With the title engraving. Reprint. Some wear along the edges, spine title ticket worn away. 19th century bookplate of Cholmondeley Library (depicting a turreted gatehouse). Very good copy.
€ 400
* With the famous engraving showing king Henry III of France (1551-1589) as a hermaphrodite with the caption ‘Je ne suis male, ni femelle/ (…) Il vaut mieux les avoir ensemble/ On en reçoit double plaisir’. This book was first published in 1605. A reprint was issued in 1724, this one of 1726 is identical.

68. JONGH, B. Tj. de Wat de Indische zedenmisdrijven ons te zeggen hebben. Een critisch woord naar aanleiding van hetgeen hierover in de Indische – en Nederlandsche pers werd geschreven. Amsterdam, De Ploeger, (1939). Original wrappers. 24 p. First edition. Tiny edge tear, some browning, otherwise fine.
€ 95
* About the scandal of the discovery of homosexuality under European civil servants and others in the Dutch East Indies (1938-1939). The pseudonym hides gay activist J.H. François (alias Charley van Heezen), who was a retired civil servant, formerly working in the Dutch Indies. With some (clarifying!) marginal notes in pencil.

69. KOMRIJ, Gerrit Handgeschreven ansichtkaart aan ‘Gerard v/h Reve Wim van Albada’. 10,0 x 14,7 cm. Alleen verso. Niet gedateerd (datum poststempel: ’20 VII 67′). 4 regels tekst.
€ 250
* De ansicht toont ons een breed lachende, intens gelukkige jongeman, voor de gelegenheid gesigneerd: ‘Charles Hofman’ en ‘Gerrit Komrij’. Deze Bulgaarse beauty wordt door Komrij omschreven als ‘Het geile rooie/ sterdier van het/ communisme!’ Hieronder voegde hij toe: ‘Groeten ook van/ Eric!’
‘Artistiek & mooi gaan zelden samen, hoewel ik, sedert de nacht van de Paasvigilie, wanhopig verliefd ben op een jongen van 20, die mijn kaars met de zijne ontstak. Hij heet Charles H., is schilder, & werd geboren op de dag dat ik aan De Avonden begon te schrijven – in 1946 – om 7 uur smorgens volgens zijn eigen besliste verklaring, & in Amsterdam’, schreef Reve op 11 mei 1967 aan de zusjes Meijer.

70. KOMRIJ, Gerrit Mijn minnaars. (Met een originele, genummerde en gesigneerde ets door Charles Hofman en een separate verantwoording door Paul van Capelleveen). (Den Haag, Tight End Press, 1994). 36,7 x 20,2 x 2,5 cm. Twee delen in zwart halfmarokijnen overslagdoos (Binderij Phoenix). (52); (12) p. Gedrukt in geel, rood en zwart in een oplage van slechts 21 exemplaren. 1e druk.
€ 500
* Jeugdpoëzie van Komrij, voorbeeldig uitgegeven door Ton Leenhouts (Tight End Press).

71. KRAFFT-EBING, R. von Psychopathia Sexualis. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der conträren Sexualempfindung. Eine medicinisch-gerichtliche Studie für Ärzte und Juristen. 13. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Ferdinand Enke, 1907. Original cloth. (2), X, 440 p. 13th edition. Backstrip browned. Some discoloring and tiny stains.
€ 45
* Edition updated with material (10 extra case studies) left by Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902), and edited by his pupil Dr. Alfred Fuchs, a pioneer book from the age of the discovery of human sexuality. Very good copy.

72. KRICH, A.M. Les Homosexuels. Vus par eux-mêmes et par leurs médécins. Sigmund Freud, G.V. Hamilton, C.G. Jung, Magnus Hirschfeld, Clara Thompson etc… Textes recueillis. Traduction de Pierre Martet. Paris, Édition Corréa, 1955. Original wrappers. 352 p. Uncut. First edition. Backstrip slightly worn. Cheap paper a bit browned.
€ 15
* French translation from the American ‘Homosexuals as Seen by Themselves and Thirty Authorities’, first published 1954.

73. LABAN, Ferdinand Der Gemüthausdruck des Antinous. Ein Jahrhundert angewandter Psychologie auf dem Gebiete der antiken Plastik. Berlin, Verlag von W. Spemann, 1891. 23 x 15 cm. Original wrappers. (4), 92 p. with a folding ‘tabular overview’ of the views of the facial expression of Hadrian’s favorite Antinous. First edition. Cover loosening.
€ 65
* ‘The Facial Expression of Antinous. A Century of Applied Psychology on the Field of Classical Sculpture’.

74. LEHMSTEDT, Mark Bücher für das “dritte Geschlecht”. Der Max Spohr Verlag in Leipzig. Verlagsgeschichte und Bibliographie (1881-1941). Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2002. Originalleineneinband. 302 S. Illustriert. EA. Verlagsfrisches Exemplar.
€ 22
* Sehr aufschlussreich über diesem faszinierenden Verlag und seinen Autoren, vor allem über sexuelle Aufklärung und Homosexualität. Mit vollständigen Bibliographie.

75. MAASEN, Thijs De pedagogische eros in het geding. Gustav Wyneken en de pedagogische vriendschap in de Freie Schulgemeinde Wickersdorf tussen 1906 en 1931. Utrecht, Homostudies, 1988. 24 x 16 cm. Geïllustreerd omslag. 208 p. Met veel foto’s, noten, een bibliografie en een register. 1e druk.
€ 15
* Homoseksualiteit of pedagogie, van onderwijs naar schandaal.

76. MANEN, Hans van Portrait. (Signed and numbered first edition). [Amsterdam], De Haan, 1986. Large square book. Cloth in cloth-covered case. 1st edition.
€ 75
* Full of impressive photographs mainly of beautiful men, often very erotic. First edition of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by Hans van Manen.

77. MARCUSE, Ludwig Obszön. Geschichte einer Entrüstung. ((Inscribed). München, Paul List Verlag, 1962. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. 408 S. Erstausgabe. Gutes Exemplar.
€ 25
* Signiert vom Autor mit Datum 9.XI.62. == Inscribed.

78. MEESTER, Johan de Walmende lampen. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1920. Decorated cloth (design P.A.H. Hofman). Top gilt. 320 p. Uncut. First edition. Spine a bit discolored and slightly worn at the top, flyleaves browned and with old owner’s name.
€ 15
* One of the first original Dutch novels with a lesbian theme. Attractive art deco binding. An (identical) second edition was published in 1925.

79. NAZIER, François L’Anti-Corydon (Essai sur l’Inversion Sexuelle). Paris, Éditions du Siècle, 1924. 12mo. Orig. wrappers. 126 p. First edition. A bit worn.
€ 30
* Fascinating theatrical piece: Sappho, Casanova, Diogenes, Alcibiades, Lucian, Rabelais, Verlaine and Aspasia talk about misguided sexuality. Inscribed by the author to the Belgian poet Georges Rency, dated ’20-7-24′. Added: a copy of André Gide’s Corydon.

80. (NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES). BRANTING, Georg (Preface) Witboek over de Duitse Bartholomeusnacht. De Rijksdagbrand opgelost! Amsterdam, Arbeiderspers, 1935. 25 x 16 cm. Cloth. 224 p. Translated into Dutch by P. Voogd a.o. Illustrated. 1st edition. White stain on upper cover. With owner’s signature on first page. Otherwise very good.
€ 20
* Famous book about the so-called Röhm Putsch of June 30, 1934, in which Hitler killed off a large number of his (perceived) adversaries, many of them homosexual.

81. NOYON, T.J. De strafbepalingen der Wet van 20 Mei 1911, Staatsblad No. 130, tot bestrijding van zedeloosheid. Supplement op Het Wetboek van strafrecht verklaard. Arnhem, R. Gouda Quint, 1912. Original wrappers. 52 p. First edition. Some creasing by waterstaining.
€ 20
* From the author of a very voluminous commentary on the Dutch criminal law (1500 pages). This is a mildly critical brochure about the new morality laws, among which anti-homosexuality Article 248bis was only one.

82. (OBELISK PRESS). HANLEY, James Boy. Paris, The Obelisk, 1946. Original wrappers. 176 p. Wrappers discolored, but a very good copy.
€ 15
* ‘In this, his second novel, the author of DRIFT tells the short life-story of Arthur Fearon, schoolboy and idealist, who ships as a stowaway on a Liverpool tramp in order to escape the sordid hardships of his slum existence’. First published 1931.

83. PENNA, Sandro Felicità più tardi mette le ali / Later krijgt geluk vleugels. [Amsterdam], [Phoenix & Co.], 1989. Oblong (12,0 x 15,0 cm). Orig. wrappers. Private Press edition.
€ 25
* Printed in 55 numbered copies by De Veerpers (Rob Cox), cover by Phoenix Bindery. Translated by Eric M. Moormann. Text in Italian and Dutch.

84. PEYREFITTE, Roger Propos secrets. Paris, Albin Michel, 1977. Thick 8vo. Original wrappers. 348 p. First edition. Slight reading marks, but a very good copy.
€ 20
* With dated signature of Dutch composer Rudolf Escher (1912-1980).

85. Physique Photography Magazine Chico. Hombre’s Companion. Vol. 1 Nr. 2. San Francisco, Seven Seventy Publishers, (ca. 1967). 28 x 21 cm. Orig. decorated wrappers. 60 p. First edition. Lower cover a bit damaged.
€ 18
* Nice male physique magazine without frontal nudity. Cover printed in colors, inside b/w. Many nice pictures of strong young men (a.o. leather men). Some drawings by Gregg and Lednar Arts.

86. PLATEN, August Graf von Gedichte. Halle an der Saale, Otto Hendel, [1887]. Original decorated cloth. VIII, 400 p. All edges gilt. With portrait and green reading ribbon. Calligraphed date (‘XII/48′) and tiny bookplate of Gerrit Komrij on inside cover.
€ 30
* Well-preserved, very nicely bound edition of Platen’s poems, in green cloth with a light blue and lilac floral design and gilt title – with a delicate Jugendstil accent.

87. REVE, Gerard ‘Evangelist’. Origineel typoscript (één pagina in doorslag) en handschrift. 27,5 x 21,5 cm. Tien bladen. Alleen recto. Niet gesigneerd of gedateerd.
€ 350
* Ongepubliceerd toneelstuk uit 1961 over twee latent homoseksuele mannen in de ‘Broederschap van het Nieuwe Licht’, die boekhoudfraude verdoezelen. Het – helaas incomplete – dossier bestaat uit een synopsis van scène 7 tot en met 12 (één blad, typoscript in doorslag), negen bladen tekst (pagina 6 tot en met 14; typoscript met enkele doorhalingen, correcties en toevoegingen in handschrift) en een handgeschreven pagina met opmerkingen (‘Pag 14 A’, ‘de homoseksuele relatie moet worden aangegeven en met dwingende kracht worden gesuggereerd, maar zo mogelijk nergens expliciet worden genoemd. Een zeer groot aantal indirecte attributen moet hiertoe worden gebruikt, waardoor veel indirecter, maar daarbij ook veel intenser, wordt overgebracht wat ik zeggen wil’.

88. REVE, Gerard A Prison Song In Prose. Amsterdam, Rap/ Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, (1968). Geniet met omslag. 24 p. Met illustraties van Thomas Koolhaas. 1e druk. Aan het o zo kwetsbare omslag ontbreekt een miniem hapje, maar het is verder in goede staat.
€ 65
* Gesigneerd door de auteur op de Franse titel: ‘GerardKvanhetReve./ Assen, 16 December 1968’. Van Winden 16. == Short story in English with a marked gay and sadistic character, and matching illustrations. Dedicated in print to Angus Wilson. Signed and dated by the author.

89. ROSTAND, Maurice Le pilori. Paris, Flammarion, 1921. Original wrappers. 320 p. One of 20 numbered copies on papier de Marais, of an Édition Originale totaling only 35 copies. Uncut. First edition.
€ 18
* Novel. A ‘pilori’ is a whipping post. This son of Edmond Rostand was openly living as a gay man. Most of his books are dealing with homosexuality.

90. ROSTAND, Maurice Poésies complètes. 1910-1948. Paris, Flammarion, 1950. Original wrappers. (2), 286 p. Uncut. First edition.
€ 25
* Inscribed by the author: ‘À Renée Rosière/ rosière de la poésie!/ sympatiquement/ Maurice Rostand/ 1951’.

91. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Wer sind wir? Eine Dichtung der namenlosen Liebe. Berlin-Treptow, Bernhard Zack’s Verlag, 1906. 21 x 17 cm. Original wrappers. 64 p. Uncut. First edition. A bit creased and worn. With owner’s stamp of Roeland van Ruijven.
€ 300
* “Who Are We?” Poignant, direct, emotional gay love poetry, rhythmical singing about longing and sorrow. Second of the Buecher der namenlosen Liebe, in first edition, luxuriantly printed in 1000 copies on Zanders Bütten with endpapers of thin Japanese paper, and covers of Imperial Japanese (printed in gold).
Of the planned six Books of Nameless Love, two were first published together in 1906 (this is one of these). After about 200-250 numbered copies had been sold, they were forbidden and were seized by the police. Part of this first edition was recovered by Mackay after 1918 and sold – with a pen line in the place of the edition number. This is one of these unnumbered copies. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his life (1864-1933) this is the second: SAGITTA 02 (1906). Roeland van Ruijven was a minor theatre author, who published one story about homosexuality in 1906.

92. SAGITTA (=John Henry MACKAY) Die Buecher der namenlosen Liebe. Gesammtausgabe. Mit einer Einleitung: Die Geschichte eines Kampfes um die namenlose Liebe. Paris, Self-published, 1913. 4to. Rebound in cloth-backed marbled boards. 272 p. Printed in 1000 numbered copies. First collected edition. A little foxing, otherwise fine.
€ 450
* Contains all six ‘Books of the Nameless Love’, of which the first two had been published in 1906, but were banned in 1909. Vol. III and IV (the novel ‘Fenny Skaller’ and the Venetian play ‘Ueber die Stufen von Marmor’) were written about 1906, but only first published in this edition. Vol. V was brought out in 1909, and Vol. VI is the pamphlet published in 1908 ‘Gehoer! – Nur einen Augenblick! Ein Schrei.’, (‘Listen! – Just a moment! A shout’) against the Eulenburg scandal. With a twenty-page history of Mackays efforts as a preface for this first collected edition. No publisher is mentioned, only ‘Paris’ which is probably just a mask. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his life (1864-1933) this is the fifth: SAGITTA 05 (1913). Nice copy hardbound with attractive marbled boards.

93. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Am Rande des Lebens. Gedichte der namenlosen Liebe. Berlin-Treptow, Bernhard Zack’s Verlag, 1909. 21 x 17 cm. Original wrappers. 64 p. Endpapers of fibrous Japanese paper. Printed on laid paper in 1000 numbered copies. Uncut. 1st edition. A bit worn and soiled, some waterstains, slightly wavy paper.
€ 275
* “At the Edge of Life”. Gay love poetry, not without pathos, rhythmical stanzas and full of loud cries, all about the love of a man for adolescent boys. This volume of diverse poems was published after Sagitta’s first two books were forbidden, and the plans for his third and fourth Books of Nameless Love were abandoned. First edition, luxuriantly printed in 1000 copies on Zanders Bütten with endpapers of thin Japanese paper, and covers of Imperial Japanese (blocked in gold). Uncut. Numbered (279) and dated “20. Juni 1911”. Of the book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his life (1864-1933) this is the fourth: SAGITTA 04 (1909).

94. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Anzeige. Die Bücher der namenlosen Liebe von Sagitta. Neue vermehrte Gesamtausgabe in einem Bande. Self-published, [1924]. 28,6 x 14,1 cm. Leaf of pale blue paper, printed on one side only. Stamp with name and address of ‘Jhr. Mr. J.A. Schorer’ and a correction by Schorer in pen. Price of ’15 Mark’ striked out. Price in Dutch guilders added: f 9.50. Partly a bit browned.
€ 200
* Very rare advertising leaf for the revised, definitive edition of ‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love’. The correction of Schorer’s address refers to a renumbering of the Laan van Meerdervoort in the year 1925.

95. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Die Buecher der namenlosen Liebe. Neue Gesammt-Ausgabe. Self-published, 1924. 16,5 x 12 cm. Cloth with dust jacket and slipcase. 488 p. No publisher mentioned. Fine copy with the often missing original green unprinted dust jacket. Edges of slipcase and spine section of dust jacket a bit discoloured.
€ 120
* The revised, definitive edition of the first six of SAGITTA’S BUECHER DER NAMENLOSEN LIEBE (‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love’). One of 2000 copies, numbered (possibly by the author himself!) both on the printed ticket of the slipcase and in the book. Contents: Vorwort (=Preface for this edition) – Die namenlose Liebe – Wer sind wir? – Fenny Skaller – Über die Stufen von Marmor – Am Rande des Lebens – Gehoer! Nur einen Augenblick! That is, a coming out prose text, two volumes of verse, a full-fledged, intensely touching gay novel, a play and a political pamphlet. The preface recounts the history of Mackay’s mighty one-man’s fight with homophobia. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his lifetime (1864-1933) this is the sixth: SAGITTA 06 (1924).

96. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Die Buecher der namenlosen Liebe. Neue Gesammt-Ausgabe. Self-published, 1924. 16,5 x 12 cm. Cloth with dust jacket and slipcase. 488 p. Fine copy complete with the often missing original green unprinted dust jacket. Inserted are two printed advertorial leaves, one (‘Dies ist eine Satz-, Schrift- und Papierprobe’) containing Sagitta’s poem ‘Gieb die Hand mir…’. Edges of slipcase and spine section of dust jacket a bit worn and discolored.
€ 150
* The revised, definitive edition of the first six of SAGITTA’S BUECHER DER NAMENLOSEN LIEBE (‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love’). One of 2000 copies, numbered (possibly by the author himself!) both on the printed ticket of the slipcase and in the book. Contents: Vorwort (=Preface for this edition) – Die namenlose Liebe – Wer sind wir? – Fenny Skaller – Über die Stufen von Marmor – Am Rande des Lebens – Gehoer! Nur einen Augenblick! That is, a coming out prose text, two volumes of verse, a full-fledged, intensely touching gay novel, a play and a political pamphlet. The preface recounts the history of Mackay’s mighty one-man’s fight with homophobia. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his lifetime (1864-1933) this is the sixth: SAGITTA 06 (1924).

97. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Der Puppenjunge. Die geschichte einer namenlose Liebe aus der Friedrichstrasse. ‘Privat-Ausgabe’, 1926. Original gilt cloth. 368 p. Printed in 2000 numbered copies. First edition. Spine slanted and torn at one edge. Small dog’s ear at last page.
€ 250
* Well-documented Berlin novel about a rent boy. Self-published by the pseudonymous author, a staunchly anarchistic German poet with a Scottish name: John Henry Mackay. Mediocre copy, but it’s a very low number, 63 / 2000, with its original gilt blue cloth binding.

98. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Der Puppenjunge. Die geschichte einer namenlose Liebe aus der Friedrichstrasse. ‘Privat-Ausgabe’ (self-published), 1926. Gilt cloth with (battered) slipcase. 368 p. Printed in 2000 numbered copies./ One of 2000 copies, numbered in ink both on the printed ticket on the slipcase and in the book, possibly by Mackay himself. First edition. Spine discolored. Copy with printed pink slip pasted on first page of the Friedrich Radszuweit Verlag in Berlin.
€ 450
* Original German first edition (1926) of the seventh and last of Sagitta’s Bücher der namenlosen Liebe (‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love’) about a country boy selling his body in Berlin and a self-denying young man who loves him. A poignant, intense novel and the very first one written with insight and without ridicule about male prostitution. Shocking for its title alone, and taboo when it was published. Probably part of the edition was bought by Radszuweit, a publisher specializing in homo-erotic books and periodicals. Der Puppenjunge was offered in book lists in Radszuweit’s magazines. This publisher’s stock was raided and destroyed by the nazis in the early 1930’s.

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99. SALVA, Anne Cora… chez les hommes sans femmes. Paris, Éditions du Scorpion, 1953. Original wrappers with dust jacket. 250, (6) p. Unopened and unread. First edition. Fine copy.
€ 50
* Expressive cover: a femme obliquely looks at an homme, who is clearly troubled by her inquisitive glance. According to the blurb on the dust jacket, Cora, the manager of a ‘cabaret d’invertis travestis’, is being liberated from part of her prejudices in the course of this novel.

100. (SCHORER, J.A.). SEITZ, J.M. Die Nacktkulturbewegung. Bücherei der Schönheit. Dresden, Verlag der Schönheit, 1923. 15,5 x 12 cm. Original decorated wrappers (design F. Weschke). 160 p. With photographic illustrations on art paper. First edition. Backstrip worn.
€ 140
* “The Movement of Nude Culture. Library of Beauty”. This copy with the simple bookplate of Jacob Schorer: “Jhr. Dr. J.A. Schorer/ Laan van Meerdervoort 539/ ‘s-Gravenhage/ Tel. 332081. Giro 205199.” Only a few books are known to be from Schorer’s library. They have a simple bookplate like this. The NWHK books have the addition “Nederl. Wetensch. Hum. Komitee”. This is a German book about naturism. Schorer was an enthusiastic sun bather and practised this hobby since his early days in Zeeland.

101. SCHORERSTICHTING Dossier for the Schorerstichting, consisting of a folder, a letter and some clippings. 1. Consultatiebureau voor homofilie. Printed leporello folder of 6 leaves, 1968.
2. Printed circular letter of the Stichting “Vrienden van Jhr. Mr. J.A. Schorerstichting”. 1970
3. Carbon copied letter dated ’20 maart 1970′, signed in ballpoint by Henri Methorst, with his printed letterhead.
4. Two original paper clippings, both dated 14/xi ’68 in red ink, about the opening of the Schorerstichting, the first health centre for homosexuals, by State Secretary for Culture, Recreation and Welfare H.J. van de Poel.
€ 45
* Early folder of the Schorerstichting, the first consultation office for homosexuals ever, advertising the opening on November 14, 1968.
Henri Methorst (1909-2007) was an important figure in the gay movement, especially in the 1950s and 1960s when he stimulated international congresses and contacts.

102. SIEMSEN, Hans Wo hast du dich denn herumgetrieben? Erlebnisse. München, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1920. Original illustrated boards. 112 p. First edition. Spine and lower cover a bit stained. Name and year on title.
€ 45
* Short stories with gay undertones. With a very nice cover illustration by Otto Schoff: a refined young man reads a book.

103. STOKVIS, Benno J. De Homosexueelen. 35 autobiografieën. Verzameld en ingeleid door -. Lochem, De Tijdstroom, [1939]. Halflinnen met stofomslag én buikband. 198 p. 1e druk.
€ 60
* Uit de serie ‘Menschenleed, een reeks van autobiographieën’, deel 1. Stokvis verzamelde 35 autobiografieën van 26 mannen en 9 vrouwen, allemaal anoniem gepubliceerd. Onder hen auteurs als Anna Blaman (autobiografie nummer 34) en J.H. François (11) en twee voormannen van de naoorlogse homobeweging in Nederland, Niek Engelschman (3) en Jaap van Leeuwen (1). Men leze uitgebreid over Stokvis: Maurice van Lieshout, ‘Benno Julius Stokvis (1901-1977). Een buitenstaander getroffen door schrijnend mensenwee’, p. 185-192 in: Pijlen van naamloze liefde. Pioniers van de homo-emancipatie, (Amsterdam, SUA, 1988).
Mét het zeer zeldzame buikbandje, waarop gedrukt: ‘Dit boek is bestemd voor Artsen, Geestelijken, Rechters, Advocaten [en] Politie-ambtenaren’. Een exemplaar zonder buikband en stofomslag is verkrijgbaar voor 35 euro.

104. STOKVIS, Benno J. De Homosexueelen. 35 autobiografieën. Verzameld en ingeleid door -. Lochem, De Tijdstroom, [1939]. Halflinnen. 198 p. 1e druk. Rug heel licht versleten.
€ 25
* Serie ‘Menschenleed, een reeks van autobiographieën’, deel 1. Stokvis verzamelde 35 autobiografieën van 26 mannen en 9 vrouwen, allemaal anoniem gepubliceerd. Onder hen auteurs als Anna Blaman (autobiografie nummer 34) en J.H. François (11) en twee voormannen van de naoorlogse homobeweging in Nederland, Niek Engelschman (3) en Jaap van Leeuwen (1). Men leze uitgebreid over Stokvis: Maurice van Lieshout, ‘Benno Julius Stokvis (1901-1977). Een buitenstaander getroffen door schrijnend mensenwee’, p. 185-192 in: Pijlen van naamloze liefde. Pioniers van de homo-emancipatie, (Amsterdam, SUA, 1988).

105. SWITZERLAND, Homosexuality in Der Kreis/ Le Cercle/ The Circle. Eine Monatsschrift/ Revue mensuelle/ A Monthly. Vol. 18, 1960. Zürich, Der Kreis, 1960. 12 issues with original wrappers. (468) p. Illustrated. First edition. Very good condition.
€ 180
* Each issue has 36 p. with 4 photo pages on art paper, and some other illustrations. And as usual, the Christmas issue is thicker than the other 11 numbers and with more illustrations, but also the nrs. 4 and 9 count 48 p. An excellent set.

107. TAYLOR, George (= Adolf Hausrath) Antinoüs. Amsterdam, Y. Rogge, 1882. Origineel linnen. VIII, 348 p. Vertaling J. van Loenen Martinet. Met kopergravure door A. Weger naar een marmeren buste van Antinoüs. 1e druk. Twee kleine oude plakkertjes, o.a. van de ‘Haarlemsche Bindwerk-fabriek’.
€ 30
* Vroege Nederlandse vertaling van de welbespraakte roman (1881) over het verhaal van keizer Hadrianus en zijn geliefde Antinoüs, naar het Duits vertaald in een haast overdadige stijl.

108. VAUDÈRE, Jane de la Entartete Weiber. Les Demi-sexes. Einzig autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Französischen von Arthur S. Ebenthal. Wien – Leipzig – Budapest, Verlag von Sachs und Pollak, 1900. Cloth-backed marbled boards. 272 p. First edition. Lower cover stained. Edges a bit worn.
€ 35
* Rare French erotic novel, translated into German.

109. VEERKAMP, Joost (as: Oubaas J. Veerkamp) Het verkennen van jongens. Behelp je met een welpje. Geheel herziene versie ter gelegenheid van het 75-jarig bestaan van Scouting Nederland door Lord Robert Baden Powell of Wilwell. Met illustraties van de schrijver. Amsterdam, Gerard Timmer Prods, 1988. Oblong. 20,5 x 30 cm. Original wrappers. 56 p. Reprint of the deluxe bibliophile edition. Excellent copy.
€ 65
* Joyful, brilliant parody in Dutch on ‘Scouting for Boys’ full of jokes on boy scouts (military drill, handicraft, badges, sex, frustration) by brilliant draughtsman Joost Veerkamp. Some Dutch knowledge in your knapsack is advisable, but not necessary, because the book is fully illustrated. Translation of the title: “Scouting of Boys. Make Do with a Cub. Totally Revised Edition for the 75th Anniversary of Dutch Scouting by Lord Robert Baden Powell of Wantsit.” Several elaborate deluxe editions were published in 1985, but this is the only affordable reprint.).
Naughty satire about scouting and its antics and erotics, full of the brilliantly funny illustrations by Joost Veerkamp. Well worth its price, you will laugh a lot!

110. VIGNONS, Max des Fredi à l’école. Le roman d’un inverti. Paris, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies, 1929. Original illustrated wrappers. 216 p. Unopened. Illustrated. First edition. Cover a bit rubbed and foxed. Price stamp on backstrip, original price rubbed away. Unread copy.
€ 95
* With a ‘homophile’ illustration on the cover by G. Smit. Fine copy, unopened. According to the cover, this book should be adorned by ‘eaux fortes et de gravures’. There are however only some line illustrations included. Occasionally loose etchings can be found in the Fredi series, poorly produced, but not in this copy.

111. VIGNONS, Max des Fredi en ménage. Paris, Librairie Artistique, 1930. Original illustrated wrappers. 208 p. Uncut. With drawings. First edition. A bit soiled.
€ 95
* ‘Fredi’s married life’. Rare illustrated gay erotic novel in French – in fact a very attractive clandestine publication of its time. As usual without the etchings promised on the upper cover, only with the line illustrations. About the life of two feminine gay men, who end up just like a married couple.

112. VOGEL, Bruno Alf. Lollar, Achenbach, 1977. Narrow 8vo. Orig. wrappers. 240 p. Photographical reprint. Tiny traces of use.
€ 15
* Young man grows up. Novel in German in which the hot theme of masturbation and love between two boys is given attention. Nice reprint of the first edition (1929) with a 6-page afterword by the author (1898-1987).

113. VRIENDSCHAP Vriendschap. Vol. IX and X, 1954-1955. Incomplete. Amsterdam, C.O.C., 1954-55. Bound in an unprinted full cloth binding. 258 p. (numbered 1-260). Richly illustrated. 1st edition. Unfortunately clipped by a former owner. One leaf missing. Another leaf frayed.
€ 100
* The monthly magazine of the Dutch gay association C.O.C. (‘Friendship’). This copy belonged to Han Meijdam, the longime chairman of the COC Rotterdam. Unfortunately, five issues are incomplete, sometimes missing a small piece, sometimes half a page and once a full page.

114. WALLENBURG, Ries van Albert. Bussum, Aquarius, 1974. Origineel omslag (met tekening van Joost Troost). 124 p. Proefexemplaar. Rug wat versleten en verbleekt.
€ 45
* Over een jeugdige homo-erotische liefde. Met inliggend een brief van de auteur gedateerd 22 juli 1974, waarin hij opmerkt dat dit een proefexemplaar is dat nog enige correctie behoeft: op de titelpagina staat ‘ALBRET’! Uiterst zeldzaam.

115. WARMERDAM, Hans, & Pieter KOENDERS Cultuur en Ontspanning. Het COC 1946-1966. Amsterdam / Utrecht, COC / Homostudies, 1986. Original folding wrapprers. 416 p. Illustrated. 1st edition.
€ 15
* History of homosexuality in the Netherlands between c. 1930 and 1971. Excellent book with many illustrations. In Dutch.

116. WEST, Ludwig E. Homosexuelle Probleme. Im Lichte der neuesten Forschung allgemeinverständlich dargestellt. Berlin, Carl Messer & Cie., [1903]. 22 x 16 cm. Original wrappers. (4), 260 p. Uncut. First edition. In poor condition: wrappers loose, backstrip gone. Covers present, but its edges worn. Lower cover stained and with some numbers in pencil.
€ 65
* With adverts for two other books by the same author on lower cover. Rare, and a modern book for its age. According to Karsch-Haack and some others, this book has been written by translator of Oscar Wilde, philosopher Johannes Gaulke.

117. XXX (= Michael Nelson) Les Particuliers (= A Room in Chelsea Square) Paris, René Julliard, 1959. Original wrappers. 240 p. First edition. Little brown stain on front cover, otherwise fine.
€ 15
* First French translation of A Room in Chelsea Square, published anonymously in 1958. Review copy (“S.P.” = ‘Service de Presse’).

JACOB SCHORER March 1, 1866 – August 18, 1957

Schorer 1Jacob Anton Schorer was born on March 1, 1866 in a tiny village in Zeeland, the calvinistic south-west corner of the Netherlands. Soon he moved with his family to the old provincial city of Middelburg, where his father started an impressive career as a judge. Schorer studied law, too, becoming a doctor iuris in 1897. In 1893 his family was ennobled, so he was entitled to wear the honorific ‘Jonkheer’. In the footprints of his father, Jacob Schorer became a conscientious and precise lawyer and assistant judge with a conservative, secretarial mind. However, on his mind was something else, too: he loved men. Especially, young men in their late teens and early twenties. As a devout Christian, he wrestled with this problem for a long, long time. In 1903, he was in love with an adolescent or young man, and this affection was discovered. Nothing had happened, but he could not stay on as a lawyer and overnight Jacob fled from Middelburg. A few weeks later he went to Berlin and did as he was advised (possibly by Arnold Aletrino): he went to see Magnus Hirschfeld.

Hirschfeld helped Schorer to adapt to his new situation: a homosexual, a gay man in a strange country. In a short time, Schorer learned a lot – he learned about the history of homosexuality, famous homosexuals from the past, the roots in the Ancient Greek era. In Berlin he met several Dutchmen, for instance Lucien S.A.M. von Römer, a medical doctor who was doing research on the percentage of homosexuality; Hubert Schouten, a fallen vicar who wrote in Hirschfeld’s Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen; with Aletrino and Hirschfeld (and possibly Paul Näcke) he went on the Grand Tour of gay life in Berlin: its clubs and cafés, its ‘Urning Balls’, the streets, the reform movements. Schorer developed a militant desire to attain equality for homosexual and heterosexual love and (next to his work for an insurance company) lent himself as a secretary for Hirschfeld, for the Jahrbuch and for the Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee, the scientific-humanitarian committee that had been founded by Hirschfeld in 1897 to campaign against legal persecution of homosexuals (better, LGBTs, for Hirschfeld included all Zwischenstufen, ‘intermediate sexuality’). He met and helped many famous protagonists of homosexuality, like Benedict Friedlaender, John Henry Mackay and Adolf Brand. In Berlin, he started collecting books, articles and other materials about homosexuality. He had found the occupation of his life.

Schorer assisted Von Römer in his research, doing a lot of humble handwork: accounting, filling in graphs, typing endless texts. He was as an ‘Obmann’ at Hirschfeld’s side during the Eulenburg scandal, all the time using his own name, one of the few financial contributors to the Komitee to allow printing it out in full: Jonkheer Dr. jur. J.A. Schorer.

268069GrThen, in 1909 his father died, and he had to leave Berlin, the bustling paradise, for Holland. His mother went to live with him and his sister in Den Haag (The Hague), the residence of Queen and government, where he set himself to work energetically in the fight against the injustice of a new Morality Law article introduced in 1911, that forbid sexual contact between someone over 21 with someone of the same sex between 16 and 21 years old. For heterosexual contacts, the age of consent was 16. Schorer wrote some pamphlets and started the Dutch branch of the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, the Nederlandsch Wetenschappelijk Humanitair Komitee (NWHK). One of his methods of agitation was a printed annual report, sent to many influential people (doctors, vicars, members of parliament, but also to university students). Another was building a library, for providing information to anyone interested. A third method was visiting influential people and trying to convince them – making use of his noble title, his many old school ties, and a knack of breaking the ice with strangers.

Schorer attained a lot in the almost thirty years his NWHK existed, despite many setbacks. The fatal setback however was the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in 1940. At the day of the Invasion, May 10, 1940, Schorer burnt his archive and all his addresses, ready to go underground. But only a few weeks later his house was raided and his massive and priceless library on homosexuality taken to Berlin, never to be found again. He never overcame this loss.
Some years later, Schorer, now 77 years old, had to leave Den Haag for a small town in the east of the Netherlands. After the war, he didn’t revive his Committee, but had to leave the fight to a new organisation, the Shakespeare Club, soon to be renamed C.O.C. In his last years, clear-headed to the end, he contented himself with a quiet life. Schorer died on August 18, 1957, 91 years old.

Schorer Newsletter (March 1, 2016)

2680261. ALETRINO, A. Hermaphrodisie en uranisme. Voordracht, den 5en Juni 1908 te Amsterdam voor de candidaten van de Juridische Faculteit van het A.S.C. gehouden. Amsterdam, Van Rossen, 1908. Original front wrapper pasted on boards. 80 p. First edition. Some repairs. With old library stamp and a bookplate (designed by Cor Alons).
€ 85
* “Hermaphrodisy and Uranism. Lecture of June 5, 1908 for the candidates of the Juridical Faculty of the Amsterdam Students Union”. Bookplate of Philip Tuyt (1881-1943), a homosexual psychiatrist, member of Schorer’s Committee.

2. BENDER, L. Verderfelijke propaganda (naar aanleiding van het jaarverslag 1936 van het Nederl. Wetenschappelijk Humanitair Komitee). Heemstede, Comité van Katholieke Actie “Voor God”, 1937. Original wrappers. 16 p. First edition. Some spots on lower cover.
€ 60
* “Corrupting Propaganda”. Father Bender, a Catholic priest, irritated by Schorer’s 1936 annual report, strongly opposed homosexuality and the way Schorer disseminated his public information. Schorer reacted scathingly to this pamphlet in his 1938 annual report.

3. COMMUTATOR Homosexualiteit (Geslachtelijke neiging voor personen van dezelfde sexe). Bevattende tevens een proeve van bestrijding van Prof.Dr. H.Y. Groenewegen’s werk “Het donkere vraagstuk der sexueele ethiek”. Amsterdam, N.V. Ontwikkeling, 1927. Original wrappers. 352 p. First edition. A bit slanted.
€ 25
* Voluminous early Dutch study about homosexuality, with a polemic directed against theologian professor Groenewegen, who had written a study “The Dark Problem of Sexual Ethics”. Written under pseudonym by parliamentary journalist Albert J. Luikinga, who was an old friend of Schorer.

4. GROENEWEGEN, H.Y. Het donkere vraagstuk der sexueele ethiek. Leiden, S.C. van Doesburgh, 1923. Original wrappers. viii, 176 p. First edition. Upper cover loose and worn at the edges.
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* “The Dark Problem of Sexual Ethics”. Extensive refutation of the first ideas of Dutch homosexual emancipation by the theologian professor H.Y. Groenewegen, who may have known Schorer from his university days in Leiden. Schorer’s fellow worker ‘Commutator’ reacted extensively on this book (see Nr. 4 of this list), and Groenewegen felt he had to write another reaction, in 1928.

2679995. GROENEWEGEN, H.Y. Kanselwerk. Leiden, S.C. van Doesburgh, 1923. Original decorated cloth. 208 p. First edition. Spine slightly worn.
€ 25
* “Pulpit Work”. Collection of sermons and devotional sketches by the clergyman, later professor Hermanus IJsbrand Groenewegen (1862-1930), one of Schorer’s adversaries. This book has nothing to do with homosexuality. It has an interesting art nouveau binding design by Ties Bles.

267937Gr6. GUTTZEIT, Johannes Naturrecht oder Verbrechen? Eine Studie über weibliche Liebe bei Männern und umgekehrt. Leipzig, Wilh. Besser, [1897]. Original wrappers. 72 p. First edition. Cover slightly damaged. Some foxing. With a purple window bill about the works of spiritualist Andrew Jackson Davis, occasioning extra foxing.
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* Very rare and early pamphlet about homosexuality, containing the memories of a man turned woman, ‘Die Marquise de Pompadour’. One of the first publications of homosexual life stories from the inside. Johannes Guttzeit (1853-1935) was a philosopher interested in natural law and social equality. A pertinacious life reformer, he didn’t shy for trials and prison.

266481Gr7. HEEZEN, Charley van Anders. Den Haag, Luctor et Emergo, 1918. Original decorated cloth. 250 p. First and only edition. Spine a bit discolored, binding slightly foxed.
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* Rare and early Dutch novel with homosexuality as a main subject, the first with a happy ending! Charley van Heezen was a pseudonym of the idealistic writer J.H. François, a close friend of Schorer. The cover for Anders (“Different”) was designed by the Dutch gay artist Willem Arondeus (1894-1943). This book, like François’s other titles, was promoted by the N.W.H.K.

13471Gr8. HEEZEN, Charley van Het masker. Door Charley van Heezen. (Schrijver van “Anders” en van den “Open brief aan hen die anders zijn dan de Anderen”). Den Haag, Luctor et Emergo, 1922. Decorated cloth (designed by Eduard Veterman; some minor defects). (2), 222 p. First and only edition. Spine a bit dull, but a very good copy and a beautiful book.
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* “The Mask”. The second pseudonymous novel by J.H. François with homosexuality as a main subject. It is especially interesting because it extensively treats gay life in 1920. Also with a vivid account of a major homosexual scandal in Den Haag.

267936Gr9. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus, as Th. RAMIEN Sapho en Socrates. De liefde voor het eigene geslacht. Amsterdam, Bauer & Co., [1902]. Original wrappers. 48 p. First edition. Some pages roughly opened. On the last page a remark in pencil: “Zeker, maar dit alles is niet natuurlijk!” (‘Surely, but all this is not natural!’). And another, perceptive, remark in blue pencil in the text: ‘God the author of evil?’
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* “Sappho and Socrates. The Love for one’s Own Sex”. Very rare Dutch translation of Magnus Hirschfeld’s first publication about homosexuality, that was published in 1896 under the pen-name Th. Ramien. In fact, this is one of the very first Dutch publications about homosexuality. Bauer & Co. was a publisher of risky, often sexy and sensational books. It would be interesting to know who occasioned or translated this little pamphlet (published long before Schorer, Schouten and Von Römer started), but unfortunately we don’t know.

10. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus, (ed.) Vierteljahrsberichte des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. Herausgegeben statt des Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. 1. Jahrgang, Heft 3. April 1910. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1910. Original wrappers. (112) p. First edition. Wrappers worn, loose and damaged.
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* Third quarterly of the first broken-up volume of the Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen, the aftermath of this remarkable scientific sex periodical in 4 loose parts, with original (worn) wrappers. Contains an article about critical assessments of Paragraph 175, an extensive section of ‘cases’, victims of that article: prison, extortion, suicide. Also the bibliography of the 1908-1909 period and a detailed account of gifts to the Committee, and some Committee activities: Magnus Hirschfeld read for a meeting of the Cercle international d’études sociales et littéraires, obviously a French gay organisation (February 26, 1910). In the discussion a.o. Comte d’Adelswärd-Fersen, Numa Praetorius and Camille Spiess took a lively part. Wish I could have been there…

11. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus, (ed.) Vierteljahrsberichte des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. Herausgegeben statt des Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. 1. Jahrgang, Heft 4. Juli 1910. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1910. Original wrappers. (112) p. First edition. Wrappers worn, loose and damaged.
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* Fourth quarterly issue of the Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen. More critical assessments of Paragraph 175, Leo Pavia writes about prudery, hypocrisy and alcohol as obstacles for the emancipation of homosexuality in England, an section of ‘cases’ and some extensive fragments about homosexuality by Fontane and Freud (about Leonardo). The bibliography is a.o. concerned (5 pages) with the French monthly Akademos (ed. Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen), and the Committee communications give a complete list of its functionaries. Jonkheer J.A. Schorer is one of the 40 ‘Obmänner’, literally President, but in fact the Committee’s representative in Den Haag.

268067Gr12. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Berlins Drittes Geschlecht. Berlin, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, [1907]. Original wrappers. 80 p. 16th-25th thousand. Cover damaged, worn and loose. No binding anymore.
€ 45
* About ‘Berlin’s Third Sex’ or homosexuality in that thriving industrial metropolis of the beginning of the 20th century. Not the usual art-nouveau wrappers: with advertisement on the rear for a collection of “Jüdische Witze“. A very fragile book, and a poor copy. Series ‘Grossstadt-Dokumente’ 3.

13. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung namhafter Autoren im Namen des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. 2. Jahrgang. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1900. Original gilt cloth. (8), 488 p. Illustrated. First edition. Old orange library ticket on spine. Rubber stamp from the “Stiftung Schrenck-Notzing”. Otherwise in fine condition.
€ 140
* Vol. 2 of the Annual for Sexual Intermediates. Albert Freiherr von Schrenck-Notzing (1862-1929) was a physician and psychiatrist interested in paranormality and homosexuality.

265572Gr14. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Homosexualität. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung namhafter Autoren im Namen des wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees. 1., 2. & 3. Jahrgang. Leipzig, Max Spohr, 1899-1901. The first three Yearbooks. Rebound, but using two of the original wrappers! Illustrated. First editions. These books were repaired by a bookseller in the basest and simplest way, but luckily the rare original wrappers of vol. II and III were re-used. Backstrips and missing wrappers were replaced with pages from a Dutch illustrated book of the 50s. Missing pages supplied in photocopy. Titles scribbled on backstrips. Uncut. Loosening.
€ 300
* The covers of Vol. II contain only the first 8 pages of Vol. II, and thereafter the full text of Vol. I! The wrapper of Vol. III contains p. 1-464 of vol. III plus 465-480 of vol. II, missing its last 8 pages (supplied in photocopy). The other volume doesn’t have original wrappers. It contains p. 9-464 of Vol. II and 465-616 (end) of Vol. III.
This garbled set contains the very rare Vol. I (complete, but without original covers)
Vol. II (original wrappers and p. 1-480, missing the last page of text, financial accounts and publisher’s book lists)
Vol. III (complete, with original front wrapper).
If you are dexterous with books, you may make an excellent set of rare books from this material.

These Yearbooks were published before Schorer’s arrival in Berlin, but he must have perused them thoroughly. The extensive bibliography by the Strasbourg lawyer Eugen Wilhelm has kindled in Schorer the desire to found his own library about homosexuality.

15. HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Oorzaken en wezen van het uranisme [Liefde voor hetzelfde geslacht]. Amsterdam, G.P. Tierie, 1904. Original wrappers. (8), 178 p. With (folding) illustrations. First edition. Backstrip worn. Some damage to the delicate cover. Reparation with tape on last pages.
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* With introduction (20 pages) by A. Aletrino, although some elements in it are pointing to Hubert Schouten. The Dutch translation of Ursachen und Wesen des Uranismus, from the publication in the Yearbook 1903.
This is the copy of protestant theologian Teunis Doevendans Wz. (1869-1949), with his dated signature on the first flyleaf (“Elburg, 8 December 1904”), an orthodox vicar who had to relinquish his office in 1922 because he loved men. When he renounced his love, Doevendans was admitted again in some circles.

16. JONGH, B. Tj. de Wat de Indische zedenmisdrijven ons te zeggen hebben. Een critisch woord naar aanleiding van hetgeen hierover in de Indische – en Nederlandsche pers werd geschreven. Amsterdam, De Ploeger, (1939). Original wrappers. 24 p. First edition. Tiny edge tear, some browning, otherwise fine.
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* About the scandal of the discovery of homosexuality under European civil servants and others in the Dutch East Indies (1938-1939). The pseudonym hides gay activist J.H. François (alias Charley van Heezen), who was a retired civil servant, formerly working in the Dutch Indies. With some (clarifying!) marginal notes in pencil.

268071Gr17. MÉRODE, Willem de De overgave. Baarn, E.J. Bosch Jbzn, 1919. Decorated cloth (design Jan van der Leeuw). 128 p. First edition. Not a perfect copy, but very acceptable.
€ 20
* Early (and attractive) volume of poems by Willem de Mérode (pseud. of Eduard Koning), a schoolteacher and influential protestant poet, who in 1923 went to prison for the infamous Article 248bis. The decoration of the book was designed by Jan van der Leeuw (1889-1945), a friend and protégé of Jacob Schorer. They might have known each other already in Middelburg. Van der Leeuw was destined to be one of Schorer’s testamentary beneficiaries, however, he died long before his benefactor.

18. NOYON, T.J. De strafbepalingen der Wet van 20 Mei 1911, Staatsblad No. 130, tot bestrijding van zedeloosheid. Supplement op Het Wetboek van strafrecht verklaard. Arnhem, R. Gouda Quint, 1912. Original wrappers. 52 p. First edition. Some creasing by waterstaining.
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* From the author of a very voluminous commentary on the Dutch criminal law (1500 pages). This is a mildly critical brochure about the new morality laws, of which Article 248bis was only one.

19. RÖMER, L.S.A.M. von Ongekend leed. De physiologische ontwikkeling der geslachten in verband met de homosexualiteit. Rede uitgesproken op cursusvergaderingen van “Rein Leven” te Amsterdam, Haarlem en Utrecht op den 16en en 21en Februari en den 9en Maart 1904. Amsterdam, G.P. Tierie, 1904. Original wrappers. VIII, 80 p. First edition. Tiny label on cover. Bookblock loose. Owner’s stamp on first page.
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* “Unknown Suffering”. One of the earliest positive-minded originally Dutch publications on homosexuality, written by the neurologist Lucien von Römer (1873-1965). This is the first publication of results of his surveys on sexual habits, the first statistical research on sexuality in the world. These lectures anticipate Von Römer’s dissertation (which would be rejected because of the subject), Het uranisch gezin (1905). A significant fragment of Ongekend leed includes a partial translation of the drama Jasminblüthe by Ludwig Dilsner, that portrays a homosexual son in a family.

266726Gr20. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Wer sind wir? Eine Dichtung der namenlosen Liebe. Berlin-Treptow, Bernhard Zack’s Verlag, 1906. 21 x 17 cm. Original wrappers. 64 p. Uncut. First edition. A bit creased and worn. With owner’s stamp of Roeland van Ruijven.
€ 300
* “Who Are We?” Poignant, direct, emotional gay love poetry, rhythmical singing about longing and sorrow. Second of the Buecher der namenlosen Liebe, in first edition, luxuriantly printed in 1000 copies on Zanders Bütten with endpapers of thin Japanese paper, and covers of Imperial Japanese (printed in gold).
Of the planned six Books of Nameless Love, two were first published together in 1906 (this is one of these). After about 200-250 numbered copies had been sold, they were forbidden and were seized by the police. Part of this first edition was recovered by Mackay after 1918 and sold – with a pen line in the place of the edition number. This is one of these unnumbered copies. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his life (1864-1933) this is the second: SAGITTA 02 (1906).
Roeland van Ruijven was a minor theatre author, who published one story about homosexuality in 1906. Schorer counted the Sagitta books under his most cherished. During his Berlin years, Schorer had contact with Mackay, and later he helped with the distribution of his books outside Germany. When in the Hyperinflation Mackay had lost all his money, Schorer recruited supporters for him (‘Die hundert Sagittas’).

26793321. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Anzeige. Die Bücher der namenlosen Liebe von Sagitta. Neue vermehrte Gesamtausgabe in einem Bande. Self-published, [1924]. 28,6 x 14,1 cm. Leaf of pale blue paper, printed on one side only. Stamp with name and address of ‘Jhr. Mr. J.A. Schorer’ and a correction in pen. Price of ’15 Mark’ striked out by Schorer, who added the price in Dutch guilders: f 9.50. Partly a bit browned.
€ 200
* Extremely rare advertising leaf (in German) for the revised, definitive edition of ‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love‘. The correction by Schorer of his own address refers to a renumbering of the Laan van Meerdervoort in the year 1925. Jacob Schorer and Henri François helped distribute Sagitta’s book publications.

22. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Die Buecher der namenlosen Liebe. Neue Gesammt-Ausgabe. Self-published, 1924. 16,5 x 12 cm. Cloth with dust jacket and slipcase. 488 p. No publisher mentioned. Fine copy with the often missing original green unprinted dust jacket. Edges of slipcase and spine section of dust jacket a bit discoloured.
€ 120
* The revised, definitive edition of the first six of Sagitta’s Buecher der namenlosen Liebe (‘Sagitta’s Books of Nameless Love’). One of 2000 copies, numbered (possibly by the author himself!) both on the printed ticket of the slipcase and in the book. Contents: Vorwort (=Preface for this edition) – Die namenlose Liebe – Wer sind wir? – Fenny Skaller – Über die Stufen von Marmor – Am Rande des Lebens – Gehoer! Nur einen Augenblick! That is, a coming out prose text, two volumes of verse, a full-fledged, intensely touching gay novel, a play and a political pamphlet. The preface recounts the history of Mackay’s mighty one-man’s fight with homophobia. Of the seven book publications under Mackay’s pseudonym Sagitta during his lifetime (1864-1933) this is the sixth: SAGITTA 06 (1924).

23. SAGITTA (= John Henry MACKAY) Der Puppenjunge. Die geschichte einer namenlose Liebe aus der Friedrichstrasse. ‘Privat-Ausgabe’, 1926. Gilt cloth. 368 p. Printed in 2000 numbered copies. First edition. Spine slanted and torn at one edge. Small dog’s ear at last page.
€ 275
* Mediocre copy of this well-documented Berlin novel about a rent boy. It’s a very low number, 63 / 2000.

26805324. (SCHORER, J.A.). SHAKESPEARE CLUB Orgaan en Mededelingenblad van het Wetenschappelijk-, Cultureel- en Ontspanningscentrum. October 1947. Amsterdam, Shakespeare Club, 1947. Original wrappers. 32 p. Illustrated. With a leaf of advertisements in a different color. First edition. Excellent condition.
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* Important issue with accounts of the feast that celebrated the first year of the existence of this Dutch gay emancipation movement. Soon it was to be renamed C.O.C., Centre for Culture and Recreation. In a standing ovation, Jhr. Schorer was created the Shakespeare Club’s first Member of Honor. With a short letter of thanks from Schorer and an important sketch of the history of homosexual periodicals in the Netherlands. Schorer’s annual account was the first. In 1932, a magazine ‘Wij‘ (= We) was cut short by police action after one issue, and in 1940 ‘Levensrecht‘ (=Right to Live) was terminated after three issues by the outbreak of the War, to be continued in 1946. The present issue is an offspring of Levensrecht. With nice personal ads.

268070Gr25. (SCHORER, J.A.). C.O.C. Vriendschap. Orgaan Cultureel- en Ontspanningscentrum Nederland. 11e jrg. September-oktober 1956. Amsterdam, C.O.C., 1956. Original wrappers. (32) p. Illustrated. Printed in blue and black. First edition. Horizontal fold (from having been in the mail).
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* With a letter of memories written by Schorer (who was ninety at the time) about his battle for justice for homosexuals since the dawn of the 20th century. This is a special (double) issue for the 10th anniversary of the C.O.C. Also about “Islam and Homosexuality” (!).

26800126. (SCHORER, J.A.). SEITZ, J.M. Die Nacktkulturbewegung. Bücherei der Schönheit. Dresden, Verlag der Schönheit, 1923. 15,5 x 12 cm. Original decorated wrappers (design F. Weschke). 160 p. With photographic illustrations on art paper. First edition. Backstrip worn.
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* “The Movement of Nude Culture. Library of Beauty”. This copy with the simple bookplate of Jacob Schorer: “Jhr. Dr. J.A. Schorer/ Laan van Meerdervoort 539/ ‘s-Gravenhage/ Tel. 332081. Giro 205199.” Only a few books have survived from Schorer’s library. They have an elementary bookplate like this. The NWHK books have the addition “Nederl. Wetensch. Hum. Komitee”. Die Nacktkulturbewegung is a nice, little German book about naturism. Schorer was an enthusiastic sun bather and practised this hobby since his early days in Zeeland.

27. SCHORER, J.A. De geschiedenis der calamiteuse polders in Zeeland tot het Reglement van 20 Januari 1791. Proefschrift ter verkrijging van den graad van Doctor in de Rechtswetenschap aan de Rijks-Universiteit van Leiden (…) op Zaterdag 13 Februari 1897, des namiddags te 3 uren, door Jacob Anton Schorer, geboren te Heinkenszand. Leiden, Eduard IJdo, 1897. Original gilt cloth. All edges gilt. (8), 200 p. First edition. Upper gutter loose.
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* Thesis of Schorer about the history of risky polders in Zeeland. Without any structure and ending suddenly, as if Schorer hadn’t known how to make an end to this book – and a huge, overdetailed and tedious mass of words it is…

26806828. SCHORER, J.A. Jaarverslag. Maart 1919. Den Haag, Jhr. J.A. Schorer, 1919. Without wrappers, as issued. 44 p. First edition. A bit foxed and worn. A few pencil lines.
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* “Annual Report, March 1919”. Very delicate booklet full of actual history of the emancipation of homosexuality in the Netherlands. Schorer reacts to various parties protesting against the right to live as they want of homosexuals. With relish he recounts a vilification by a member of his own family, ‘Jonkheer Mr. F.H. R. H.’ or Radermacher Schorer. We see a warlike Jacob Schorer enjoying his fights with Catholic priests and Protestant ministers, politicians and librarians. The annual contains a section on just published books and articles, part of Schorer’s budding library. Some of these were for sale at his house. The report has been signed in print by Aletrino’s widow, the authors Exler and Van Heezen, scientist Von Römer, Willem van Maanen, a friend and secretary, and Schorer himself. Extremely rare.

29. SCHORER, J.A. Jaarverslag. Maart 1938. Den Haag, Jhr. Dr. J.A. Schorer, 1938. Stapled without wrappers, as published. 16 p. First edition. Excellent condition.
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* “Annual Report 1938”. Very thin and delicate booklet full of text, the recent history of the emancipation of homosexuality in the Netherlands. Extensively about a polemic with a Catholic priest, Dr. Bender, who had attacked Schorer’s Committee. Also with a detailed financial account.
One of a series of annual reports, that first started in 1917 and ended under pressure in 1920. In 1933 Schorer started again publishing his reports. They were printed in massive numbers and sent to all physicians, all members of parliament and all students. Needless to say, most of these were indignantly thrown away, and as a result these reports are quite rare.

30. SCHORER, J.A. Jaarverslag. Maart 1939. Den Haag, Jhr. Dr. J.A. Schorer, 1939. Stapled, without wrappers, as published. 16 p. First edition. Excellent condition.
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* “Annual Report 1938”. Very thin and delicate booklet full of text, the recent history of the emancipation of homosexuality in the Netherlands. About polemics with Protestant clergymen and magazines, about accusations of the National-Socialist press and about the extending scandal in the Netherlands East Indies, where about 200 homosexuals were arrested. Schorer mentions Hirschfeld, Von Römer, De Jongh alias J.H. François, and various books, legislative changes (Switzerland, Poland) and books that emancipate homosexuality. With a section on the famous Library of the Dutch Scientific Humanitarian Committee and the way it functioned.
One of a series of annual reports of the NWHK. The last was published in March, 1940. This report, dated March 1939, was printed in 20.000 copies, however, it is very rare.

31. SCHORER, J.A. Tweeërlei maat. Kritische beschouwingen naar aanleiding van het nieuw voorgestelde artikel 248bis Wetboek van Strafrecht in het den 16 Sept. 1910 gewijzigde wetsontwerp tot bestrijding van zedeloosheid. Den Haag, Gebr. Belinfante, 1911. Original wrappers. (4), 60 p. First edition. Backstrip worn, cover loose. A few small repairs on the inside. Vague pencil scribbling on upper cover.
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* A title that’s difficult to understand for modern Dutchmen even, but it literally means ‘Two Different Measures’ or ‘Same Act, Different Judgment’. About the law that was to be introduced in the Netherlands, that forbid men of 21 and older to have sex with males under 21, whereas the limit for sex with females was 16. This unequal law was to cause a lot of blackmail and suicides. In this book, Schorer opposes the law on juridical grounds in his sharpest and most militant manner, invoking logic and shooting a lot of scientific ammunition at his opponents. In this way he managed to influence several members of parliament, but not enough – the law was approved. A very rare brochure, albeit in worn condition.

26805732. SCHORER, J.H. Schorers Kalender für die deutsche Familie. Berlin, J.H. Schorer AG, (1892). Richly decorated cloth. (4), 8, 194, 24 p. incl. flyleaves. Illustrated. First edition. Some corner wear. Old library ticket on upper cover.
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* Jacob Hendrik Schorer (1839-1931), was a relative of Schorer’s, who moved to Berlin in the 1870s, where he founded a publishing firm. His most famous publication was Schorer’s Familienblatt, an illustrated family periodical. About 1900 he returned to the Netherlands. This Kalender is an amusing book for every member of the family. It was published from 1892-1894.

33. (SCHORER, Jhr. J.A., G. HELPMAN & J.H. FRANÇOIS). LIESHOUT (ed.), Maurice van Een groeiend zedelijk kwaad. Documenten over de criminalisering en emancipatie van homoseksuelen 1910-1916. Amsterdam, Het Spinhuis, 1992. Original wrappers. (8), 294 p. Illustrated. First edition.
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* “A Growing Moral Evil”. Reprints of important early texts on homosexuality, with a historic introduction by Maurice van Lieshout & H.J. van Heek. Texts by J.A. Schorer, H.J. Schouten, J.H. François and several others.

34. (SCHOUTEN, H.J., as:) LEENDERTSZ, Mr. H.J. De waarde van kindergetuigenis in foro. (Baarn, Hollandia-Drukkerij), [1914]. Original wrappers. 40 p. (+ 4 p. publisher’s ads). Errata leaf. First edition. Fine condition.
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* “The Value of Childrens’ Testimonies in Court”. Brochure about children witnessing in court, written by Hubert J. Schouten / Mr. J. Helpman under a different pseudonym. A.o. about Magnus Hirschfeld, citing sad court cases where men were convicted because children were misunderstood. Hubert Schouten, a former vicar, was author of many pamphlets, some about love for adolescents. He was an early, energetic co-worker on the liberation of homosexuals, visiting Hirschfeld in Berlin even before Schorer. Schouten was a man of thunder and lightning in his writings. Theo van der Meer called him a “risky ally”, because he was not absolutely stable and at times not keeping as scrupulously at the good side of the fence of law, as Jacob Schorer himself did.

26802035. STOURI, B.I. / TILET, S. ‘Uranisme’. Satirical poem in Rideamus. Een nieuw medisch prentenboek voor medici en patiënten, bevattende tal van ware, vreemde en kluchtige geschiedenissen, boertige rijmen en spreuken, klassieke en kersversche moppen, versierd met fraaie en vermakelijke prenten van oude en jonge meesters. Uitgegeven en gedrukt ter gelegenheid der LXIIIe Algemeene Vergadering van de Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot bevordering der Geneeskunst, gehouden te ‘s-Gravenhage, Hooimaand anno MCMXII.
Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, 1912. 33 x 25 cm. Original decorated wrappers. 24 p. With drawings. Printed in red and black. First edition. Backstrip a bit worn. (Added: the 1913 and 1914 volumes of this annual).
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* Very luxurious humoristic annual, full of jokes and fake advertisements (and some real ones) for physicians, edited by Johan Siedenburg (1875-1961) under the pen name B.I. Stouri. Siedenburg worked for De Ware Jacob, a satiric periodical, and later owned an art shop. This funny publication contains a poem, written by a pseudonymous ‘S. Tilet’, about the work of Jonkheer Schorer. In spite of the satirical nature in fact this is a very benevolent text:
‘Jonkheer Meester J.A. Schorer/ Bracht naar Neêrland dit idee/ (…) Heel de menschheid is verblind/ Als zij homosexueelen/ Niet volkomen zeed’lijk vindt’.
In English: Schorer brought from Germany the idea to the Netherlands, that humanity is blind if it thinks homosexuals are immoral.

268000Gr36. (WIJSMAN, Jacques) De moord op Mr. Wijsman! !! De sluier opgelicht!! Amsterdam, Uitgevers-Maatschappij “De Doofpot”, [1928]. Original wrappers. 16 p. First edition. A bit discolored. On the cover a rubber stamp of publisher C.J. Koster Azn. in Amsterdam.
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* “The Murder of Lawyer Wijsman! The Veil Lifted!” Sensational pamphlet of the supposed life and ‘uranian’ crimes of lawyer Jacques Wijsman, the victim of the infamous ‘Train Murder’ on December 31, 1921. In fact, Wijsman was an ordinary homosexual trying to keep separate his various circles of friends. He was a friend of Jacob Schorer, and by testament left his library to his older comrade, an important addition to the Dutch Scientific Humanitarian Committee. Also, he left an annuity to his boyfriend, the actor Gerard Vrolik (1882-1944). The riddle of the murder has never been solved, but legion were the criminals and impostors who claimed to possess the key. This pamphlet was published by one of these.

 

SUPPLEMENT

37. ORTT, Felix De dieren in het hiernamaals. Den Haag, Anti-Vivisectiestichting, (ca. 1950). Geniet. 16 p. Heel lichte slijtage aan de hoeken.
€ 25
* Met ‘van de schrijver’ op het omslag. Een eigenhandige pennenstreek dus van Felix Ortt (1866-1959), christen-anarchist en antivivisectionist, die in 1915 het voorwoord schreef van de Open brief aan hen, die anders zijn dan de anderen. Door een hunner (van J.H. François).

38. (RETHAAN MACARÉ-ONTIJD, Florentine) Londen en de Wereld-Tentoonstelling, of Veertien dagen in de hoofdstad van Groot-Brittannië, in den Jare 1851. Met eene plaat. Utrecht, C. van der Post jr., 1852. Halfleer met titelschildje. (2), VIII, 204 p. Met staalgravure van de Tower en de haven van Londen als frontispice. 1e druk. Band gerepareerd. Wat roestvlekjes.
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* Verslag van een bezoek aan Londen waar in 1851 de Wereldtentoonstelling werd gehouden. Onderhoudend boek met veel details (ook getallen en geldbedragen). Met handgeschreven opdracht voorin van de schrijfster ‘aan mijne Vriendin G.A. Heineken’. Jkvr. Florentine Rethaan Macaré (1812-1887) was de echtgenote van C.A. Rethaan Macaré, wethouder van Middelburg. Zij was een oudtante van J.A. Schorer. Mevrouw G.A. Heineken was vermoedelijk familie van de stichter van wat nu het Heineken-concern is, Gerard Adriaan Heineken
26810239. SCHORER, E.P. Autograph letter signed on mourning paper dated “18 July 1869”. 21,2 x 13,5 cm. Folding leaf of black-rimmed paper. 41 lines. Foxed.
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* To an unknown correspondent (possibly a member of his family), to whom Jacob’s father Eduard Pieter Schorer (1837-1909) hands 600 guilders from his deceased father Pieter Nicolaas Schorer (1764-1869). Some historical details about his father’s old house, ‘Noordhout’ near Serooskerke. The Schorer family is going to move to a grand house at the Dam in Middelburg. Jacob Schorer was named after his grandmother, Jacoba Susanna Schorer-Rethaan Macaré (1799-1865).

266521G40. SCHORER, Jhr.Dr. J.A. Gelijkheid van recht, ook hier! ‘s-Graveland, De Driehoek, [1947]. Original wrappers. 32 p. First edition. Excellent copy.
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* The last publication about homosexuality by the éminence grise of homosexual emancipation in the Netherlands, Jacob Schorer (1866-1957): ‘Equality of the Law, Here Also!’

268209Gr41. SCHORERSTICHTING Dossier for the Schorerstichting, consisting of a folder, a letter and some clippings. 1. Consultatiebureau voor homofilie. Printed leporello folder of 6 leaves, 1968. 2. Printed circular letter of the Stichting “Vrienden van de Jhr. Mr. J.A. Schorerstichting”. 1970. 3. Carbon copied letter dated ’20 maart 1970′, signed in ballpoint by Henri Methorst, with his printed letterhead. 4. Two original paper clippings, both dated 14/xi ’68 in red ink, about the opening of the Schorerstichting, the first health centre for homosexuals, by State Secretary for Culture, Recreation and Welfare H.J. van de Poel.
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* Early folder of the Schorerstichting, advertising the opening on November 14, 1968.
Henri Methorst (an interpreter by profession, 1909-2007) was an important international figure in the gay emancipation movement, especially in the 1950s and 1960s when he stimulated international congresses and contacts

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