I no longer deal in rare and antiquarian books.
This website is gradually closing, but some items may still be for sale:
Make me an offer if you wish to buy.
I still buy for my own collection rare books, magazines and ephemera of gay interest, almost always published before 1980,
and science-fiction and fantasy (books, not magazines) published before 1950.
I also buy erotica of any sexual interest published before 1900.
If you have something to sell contact me.
With many thanks to my customers over the last nine years
- I hope you always find what you are looking for.



Autobiographies and Biographies of Gay Interest

Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay interest. Our other topics include lesbianism, transgenderism, sexuality in general and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour. Recently we have added early science-fiction and fantasy to our lists.


Titles are listed alphabetically, by subject's family name. We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. Prices include UK postage and packing.
SUBJECT TITLE (& author) EDITION PRICE
Peter DE ROME The Erotic World of Peter de Rome 1984 1st £40.00
Jean GENET The Thief's Journal 1954 1st Eng £12.00
André GIDE André Gide
by Albert J Guerard
1951 1st £6.00
Laurence HOUSMAN The Unexpected Years 1936 1st £12.50
Denton WELCH Maiden Voyage
by Denton Welch
1943 1st £175.00




Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.



"Indeed, military outposts were recognized as environments so notorious for sodomy that this could be adduced as a motive for clemency: in 1440 the government justified canceling a convicted sodomite's fine because, among other reasons, when he committed sodomy 'he was at military service and frequented soldiers, who are commonly profligate in that vice'."

Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence
Michael Rocke
Oxford University Press, 1996






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