A WHITE PAPER, With a Preface and Illustrations by Jean Cocteau. Anonymous.

A WHITE PAPER, With a Preface and Illustrations by Jean Cocteau

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1957. First Edition. Wraps. The first edition in English. A classic of gay literature, first published anonymously in 1928. The semiautobiographical narrative describes a youth’s love affairs with a succession of boys and men, and his self-deceptive attempts to find fulfillment, first through women and then by way of the church. Featuring nine original drawings by the author, it concludes with a strong plea for male homosexuality to be accepted without censure. The Traveller’s Companion Series, No. 51. Original printed green paper wrappers, with titles and borders in black and white. The publisher’s “new price” ink stamp appears above the original 1.200 Francs price on the rear panel. An especially fresh and bright copy, with just the slightest hint of edgewear. Near fine. Near fine. Item #73699

Price: $200.00

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