(RACKHAM, Arthur). GOLDSMITH, Oliver; The Vicar of Wakefield

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From newsletter 21:

10.  FRIEDLAENDER, Benedict Renaissance des Eros Uranios. Die physiologische Freundschaft, ein normaler Grundtrieb des Menschen und eine Frage der männlichen Gesellungsfreiheit. In naturwissenschaftlicher, naturrechtlicher, culturgeschichtlicher und sittenkritischer Beleuchtung. Schmargendorf-Berlin, Verlag 'Renaissance' (Otto Lehmann), 1904. Contemporary cloth. XVI, 322, 88 p. Silk marker. Frontispice and two vignettes. First edition. Excellent, clean copy. 

€ 100

* First edition of this groundbreaking work about homosexuality, with the addition 'Aphorismen, Zusätze und Excurse'. Attractive art nouveau decorations by Casberg-Krause: in the frontispice a youngster looks dejectedly at a broken diadem. One vignette shows a thoughtful boy's statue where two longtailed mice took residence, and the other a humorous dragon with a spiky collar, captioned 'The Aesthetic Spirit'.