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.



Periodicals of Gay Interest: 1971 - 1980
Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay, lesbian and transgender interest. Our other fields of interest are 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.


Magazines on this page range from 100% focus on male nudes to earnest political discussion. No photographs depict sexual activity but some short stories may be sexually explicit. Copies are complete; some may have minor creasing, rubbing, wear of edges or slight staining. If required, contact us for more images. Most images can be enlarged with "view image" function - occasional hatching is scanner fault.


We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. £ prices include UK postage and packing. Where $ prices are given, they include postage to the USA. Discounts are available for orders of three or more.

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After Lunch (UK)
Films and Filming (UK) Gay Community News (USA)
Gay Left (UK) Lunch / After Lunch (UK)
Physique Pictorial (USA)

On other pages:
   •  Periodicals of gay interest from 1950s    1960s     1980s & 1990s     2001 onwards
   •  Erotic / Pornographic magazines
   •  Ephemera of gay interest (brochures / leaflets / theatre programmes etc)
   •  Periodicals in other languages
   •  1970s issues of Christopher Street (USA)

Films and Filming (UK)


Not aimed directly at the gay market, but issues of the time often had many items of gay interest


March 1970
96 pp / h 27.8 cm * 21.5 cm £4.00

spine discoloured

Reviews / picture previews include Agnes Varda's Lions Love, The Gay Deceivers (two young men pretend to be gay to avoid call-up), Peter Watkins' The Peace Game, Zabriskie Point, Barbet Schroeder's More, Danish Blue.

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September 1970
120 pp / h 27.8 cm * 21.5 cm £4.00

some discolouring of back cover

Reviews / picture previews include Italian neo-realism and many Italian films, Death in Venice, Pasolini's Medea, The Boys in the Band, Jack Hawkins, Hello-Goodbye, Alfred Hitchcock.

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December 1971
120 pp / h 27.8 cm * 21.5 cm £4.00

some discolouring of back cover

Reviews / picture previews include Angela Lansbury, Fiddler on the Roof, dangerous women in yesterday's Hollywood, Camille 2000, Sydney Poitier's career, Nicholas and Alexandra, Dorian Gray .

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April 1973
84 pp / h 27.8 cm * 21.5 cm £4.00


Reviews / picture previews include Franco Zeffirelli interview, Lady Sings The Blues, the films of William Wellman, Last Tango in Paris, Cries and Whispers, Two-Lane Blacktop.

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April 1975
60 pp / h 27.5 cm * 21.3 cm £4.00


Photos / features include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, A Bigger Splash, Flesh Gordon. New productions listed include Dog Day Afternoon. Other films listed / featured include: Lisztomania, Love and Death, A Royal Flash, 1900, Young Frankenstein, The Phantom of Liberté, The Four Musketeers. Articles by Michael Winner and Gavin Lambert.

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Gay Community News (USA)
Vol 5 nos 24 & 25, December 17 & 24, 1977
16 pp / 20pp. h 41.5 cm * 29 cm £12.00 /$30 (both issues)


Published in Boston. Topics include NGTF expects changes in goverment policies, SF Mayor Moscone 'promises' gay police commissioner, the evolution of Sporters gay bar, Committee of Outrage to protest arrests, Anita Bryant sued by the mother of a murdered gay man, State Rep Elaine Noble considers her next move, adverts, reviews, classified ads, listings etc

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vol 5 no 24


Gay Left (UK)
no 4, Summer 1977
32 pp / h 30 cm * 21 cm £7.50


Love, Sex and Maleness by the Gay Left Collective; Come All You Gay Women, Come All You Gay Men by Jeffrey Weeks; Communists Comment (Nigel Young interviews Sarah Benton and Bea Campbell); Five And A Half by Bob Cant; Lesbians and the Law by Margaret Coulson; Review of Derek Jarman's Sebastiane; Movement in Straight Circles, by Patrick Hughes and Teresa Savage; book reviews, letters

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no 5, Winter 1977,
40 pp / h 30 cm * 21 cm £7.50


Why Marxism by the Gay Left Collective; Gay News Defence Committe (following the blasphemy conviction), Book reviews, (We're Here: Conversations with Lesbian Women by Angela Stewart-Park and Jules Cassidy; Femininity as Alienation by Ann Foreman; The Limits of Masculinity by Andrew Tolson, The Homosexual Matrix by C A Tripp ); Politics and Ideology by Keith Birch; Which Way Now by Nigel Young; Review of Gay Theatre by Derek Cohen, Gays and Fascism by Bob Cant and much, much more . . .

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no 6, Summer 1978,
32 pp / h 30 cm * 21 cm £7.50


Review of the political situation by the Gay Left Collective; The State, Repression and Sexuality by Dennis Altman; Lesbians SplAID; Coming Out by John Shiers; review of Julia by Bob Cant; Homosexuals, Children and Violence, by Guy Hocquengham; Capitalism and the Family, reviewed by Simon Watney; Looking at Pornography by Greg Blachford; Working Class Lesbians by Kay Young; Alexandra Kollontai reviewed by Jeffrey Weeks and more

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Lunch
"The magazine for the new homosexual man and woman" - began as a project of the London branch of Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Its issues covered a wide range of subjects relevant to gay men and women at the time. Copies of the magazine are essential to any historian of gay activism of the 1970s, revealing interesting surprises, such as the appearance of (now well-known) art critic Brian Sewell at a meeting of the CHE London Congress in June 1972 . . . (reported in issue 11)
. In 1975 the editorial team cut its link with CHE and launched a more commercial magazine, After Lunch (scroll down for copies).




no 9, June 1972, cover badly soiled
32 pp / h 26 cm * 20.3 cm £6.00


Editorial; dialogue with Maureen Duffy; Positive Thoughts on C H E by Chris Brooks; L S E Teach-in; Amsterdam gay scene; gay organisation in Oslo; Hints on Befriending; Aversion Therapy by Tom Barker; crossword puzzle; letters; Nationwide group news; personal ads

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no 18, April 1973, UK, cover lightly soiled
32 pp / h 25.9 cm * 20.5 cm £6.00


Editorial; Antony Grey interview; CHE elections; Travel with William Ruffaugh; newspaper cuttings; Come Back Kinsey, by Michael De-la-Noy; Gayness Book of Records; A homosexual woman's story; Book and theatre reviews; Reflections on the November CHE National Council; miscellaneous news; letters; First National CHE Women's Conference; Diary; Advertisements; list of groups.

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no 20, 1973, UK, cover stained
32 pp / h 25.9 cm * 20.5 cm £6.00


Editorial; Graham Collier interview; National Union of Students; news clippings; Noël Coward and Binkie Beaumont; The Road to Morecambe (conference); Giggling in Code by Jonathan Raban; Vivian Waldron lets down his hair; book reviews; group listings; personal ads; letters


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no 22, October 1973
36 pp / h 29.5 cm * 21 cm £6.00


Editorial; Letters; Interview with Paul Bailey; Margaret Drabble on the Campaign for Homosexual Equality; David Fernbach on the Gay Liberation Front; Coming Out; Discrimination; People; Places; Books; Personal advertisements; Poems by Maureen Duffy; Press Cuttings; Diary; Information.

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After Lunch (UK)
no 2, Winter 1976, cover slightly soiled
48 pp / h 27.7 cm * 21.6 cm £6.00


Homo Racial Acts by Gary Benjamin; Simon Watney on Gays and the News; Integroup; Roger Baker interviewed; Gay Arabian Verse; Divertisment in a dying disco; The Almost Man (satire on Ian Harvey); poetry; story by Martin Grant; fiction by Peter Robins; interview with drag supremo Marc Fleming; fiction by Iain McLean; Roger Baker on A Garland of Gay Cop Outs; fiction by Richard Reyland; Places to Avoid

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no 4, 1977
48 pp / h 27.7 cm * 21.6 cm £6.00


Parody of gay life in 2007; Joseph Winter on Edward Carpenter; Crossword; fiction by Iain McLean, Peter Robins and Malcolm Morriss; The Aetiology of the Gay Disco - Michael Lewington talks to Tricky Dicky (Richard Scanes); The Almost Man (satire on Ian Harvey); Alan Clarke interview; Gays in film at the National Film Theatre, by Richard Dyer; Book review, STDS

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Physique Pictorial
Vol XXXI, August 1978, Athletic Model Guild [USA]
32 pp / h 21.2 cm * 13.5 cm £10.00 / $20.00


The usual collection of naked smiling US youth together with information about their vital statistics and interests and the cost of buying photo sets from AMG. (One youth is not smiling because of a rather interesting arrangement applied to his scrotum . . . )

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