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  • They Were What They Were

    They Were What They Were

    Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books Ltd

    Specialties:
    • Gay Literature

    View the catalogue (1.11 MB): 2771_theyWereWhatTheyWere.pdf
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    Gay literature, written before Gay Literature existed.

  • Women

    Women

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Americana
    • Education
    • Feminism
    • Gay Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Twentieth century
    • Women

    Other Specialties:
    Women, Feminism, Women's Rights, Anthology, Alaska, Art, Automobiles, Aviation, Book Collecting, Astronomy, Cuisine, Education, Women's Suffrage, Lesbian, Photography, Medicine, Mental Health, Art, Native American, Roller Derby, Sports, Poetry, Science-Fiction, Literature, Fiction, Golf, Prison, Travel, Vietnam War, War, Military, World War II, Labor
    View the catalogue (3.28 MB): 2708_Women.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 2708_Women.pdf

    This catalog of 122 Women's Interest items contains many signed and inscribed books, posters, photo albums, and other unique finds.

  • Archives and Manuscripts #13

    Archives and Manuscripts #13

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Art
    • Cinema
    • Erotica
    • Gay Literature
    • Music
    • Periodicals
    • Photography

    Other Specialties:
    Feminisim, Roller Derby, African-Americana, Children's Books, American Civil War, Hollywood, Westerns, Mormonism, Labor, Labor Laws, Rave, Mystery, Circus, Philadelphia, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Women
    View the catalogue (2.48 MB): 1432_ARC13.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 1432_ARC13.pdf

    This catalog of 38 interesting items contains original book-related artwork; runs of 19th and early 20th century literary periodicals; albums of interesting vintage photographs; signed manuscripts; hand written letters; and other curiosities and finds.

    Some highlights include:
    -A fantastic assortment of 3-D nude stereographic slides from the 1950s, including a contemporary stereographic viewfinder
    -A scrapbook dedicated to Hollywood's original Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow
    -Photos and ephemera concerning Western author Zane Grey
    -A collection of over 200 British Rave flyers from the mid 1990's
    -A classic Luristan bronze short sword from the early first millennium B.C.

  • Counter Culture

    Counter Culture

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Avant Garde
    • Erotica
    • Feminism
    • Gay Literature
    • Music
    • Popular Culture
    • Twentieth century

    Other Specialties:
    Art, 1960's, Posters, Flyers, Juvenile Delinquent, Poetry, Surfing, Broadsides, African-Americana, Bikers, Drugs, Hip Hop, Hippies, LGBT, Protest, Punk, Rave, Photography, Sexuality, Theater, Vietnam War
    View the catalogue (4.71 MB): 1405_C184.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 1405_C184.pdf

    “The art of the Culture is to preserve order amid change;
    the art of the Counter Culture is to preserve change amid order.”
    – anonymous bookseller, possibly (or probably) plagiarized from someone else

    What is the Counter Culture?

    Although Between The Covers Rare Books has been dealing in Counter Cultural material pretty much since we’ve existed as an entity, we’ve never issued a catalog strictly devoted to the subject. When we started in the mid 1980s, some of the “Cultures” whose artifacts we’re now dealing in didn’t even exist. This goes to show that the definition of Counter Culture is constantly evolving.

    Obviously much of one’s perspective on this is or can be generational. And indeed the friction created by the
    interaction of the generations might actually be the proper definition. Pretty much all rock-and-roll in the
    1950s was Counter Culture; by the 1980s (and even much earlier) it was the soundtrack for elevators.
    Our approach to the subject is much like that of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s approach to
    pornography: it’s hard to define, but “I know it when I see it.” One doubts that Justice Stewart has reviewed
    some of the websites that we’ve seen, and how his definition might have adapted itself to the present reality.

    But finally, our own practical definition of Counter Culture is that it is whatever we say that it is. Thus have we a
    convenient excuse to seek out and buy anything that we think forms the outermost perimeter of our culture, and
    more importantly, amuses us.

    Please forgive (or don’t, as you see fit) the unevenness of this selection. We anticipate doing more of these in the
    future, with greater and lesser emphasis on some of the movements and genres represented, depending on what
    wonderments present themselves to us.

  • New Series Catalogue Four 2012

    New Series Catalogue Four 2012

    Bookseller: Nicholas Pounder Bookseller

    Specialties:
    • Artists' Books
    • Avant Garde
    • Gay Literature
    • Poetry
    • Posters
    • Women

    View the catalogue (7.31 MB): 1038_Nicholas Pounder 2012.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 1038_Nicholas Pounder 2012.pdf

  • Gay & Lesbian Interest

    Gay & Lesbian Interest

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Curiosities
    • Erotica
    • Feminism
    • First Editions
    • Gay Literature
    • Performing arts
    • Poetry

    Other Specialties:
    Biography, Fashion, Popular Culture, Psychology
    View the catalogue (6.81 MB): 510_C168_Priced.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 510_C168_Priced.pdf

    Over 350 items from our inventory including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, periodicals, anthologies, photographs, etc. The authors represented range from contemporary writers whose sexuality informs all their professional work, to those who wrote at a time when societal norms prevented them from expressing their sexuality.

  • The Mimeograph Revolution

    The Mimeograph Revolution

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Avant Garde
    • Ephemera
    • Gay Literature
    • Literature
    • Pamphlets
    • Periodicals
    • Poetry

    Other Specialties:
    1960s, Counter-Culture
    View the catalogue (5.62 MB): 414_C164_Priced.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 414_C164_Priced.pdf

    Over 400 mimeograph publications from the 1920s onward. Many of these magazines and their contents have yet to be fully documented. They contain little-known first published appearances, overlooked poems and stories, and covers both achingly beautiful and wonderfully wretched.

    The do-it-yourself nature of mimeographs meant they could be produced by anyone, anywhere with varying levels of sophistication, from a professional-looking magazine with established writers to a cheaply produced booklet filled with contributions from the aspiring and unpublished. What's more, many of these mimeos are next to impossible to find, with print runs that exist in the low hundreds, making complete sets next to impossible to assemble.

    For the sake of this catalog the mimeos and literary magazines are divided into three periods for easier reference. The dates below may seem arbitrary, but I believe movements have a way of defining themselves. They are:
    . 1929 – 1957: Starting with Ivor Winters' The Gyroscope at Stanford.
    . 1958 – 1970: Beginning with the publication of both Yugen and the suppressed issue of the Chicago Review (later reprinted as Big Table #1).
    . 1971 – 1985: Following the deaths of Jack Kerouac and Charles Olson less than three months apart.

  • Drama

    Drama

    Bookseller: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

    Specialties:
    • Autographs
    • First Editions
    • Gay Literature
    • Literature
    • Modern first editions
    • Performing arts
    • Theatre

    Other Specialties:
    Plays, Theater, Theatre, Scripts
    View the catalogue (3.68 MB): 362_Drama.pdf
    Download the catalogue: 362_Drama.pdf

    Over 125 first editions of published plays, many signed, ranging in price from $20 to $750.

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