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From newsletter 12:

11. (HOECHSTETTER, Sophie) Verbene Junkers Liebe. Ein Roman, dem Toten Oskar Wilde von einem ungenannten Autor gewidmet. München & Leipzig, Georg Müller, 1907. Original decorated cloth. 296 p. First edition. Name in pencil on title ('Helene Moritz/ 1911') and owner's address stamp on p. 5 ('Gerti Einsporn', Berlin-Adlerhof). Otherwise a fine copy.

€ 175

* Anonymous novel about lesbian love, written with a fine and sensitive pen, apparently written by prolific novelist Sophie Hoechstetter (1873-1943). At the end she put the classical plea for acceptance of homosexuality, invoking Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Winckelmann and Platen, but also 'Wilhelm der Oranier' (= King William III of Britain), Louis XVIII, Molière and Newton, before coming to Verlaine, Wilde, Plato and Sappho. A fascinating novel with a pro-homosexual tendenz. First edition in excellent condition.