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Orlando, FL: LCN, November 1992-December 1995. 30 volumes, including 5 duplicates (25 individual issues). Most staplebound. Foxing, some tears (especially those coupons), some staining and marking. Overall good.
The LCN Express was a lesbian newsletter for Orlando, Florida. Issues feature erratic, at times erroneous numbering but all can be forgiven because these periodicals represent the most gd heartwarming lesbian community content imaginable. Showcases organizations such as the Lesbian Teachers Network, the Log Cabin Federation (a national organization of gay and lesbian Republican clubs), the Sisterhood of the Shields, the Momazons, Second Generations, the Victory Fund and others, and covering topics such as the AIDS Memorial Quilt, Ralley for Women's Lives, lesbian healthcare, parenting, Camp Sister Spirit, the Michigan Women's Fest, the religious right, and more. Also laid-in are a few flyers, including one for the Gay & Lesbian Sci-Fi Club of Orlando's Halloween Bash, and for an event with comedian Monica Grant. Overall, a rich collection of newsletters documenting the loves, losses, triumphs, and movie night schedules of the Central Floridian lesbian community of the mid-90s. (367)
Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky and Madeline D. Davis. New York: Routledge, 1993. First Edition. xvii, 434 pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Black cloth, spine stamped in gold, in dust jacket. Near fine.
A groundbreaking history of a pre-Stonewall, working class lesbian community in Buffalo, New York in the 1930s-60s. Drawn from a collection of oral histories, it covers a range of topics including the butch-fem dynamic, motherhood, racism, coming out, work and all the minutiae of daily life for those who were not always permitted to be themselves openly. (364)
Donisthorpe, G. Sheila. New York: Berkley, 1962. New Edition. Paperback. 144pp. Red edges. Slight crease and tear in front cover. Otherwise very good. Paperback.
1960s reprint of the lesbian fiction classic. (192)
Willard, Avery. New York: Regiment, 1971. First Edition. 95 pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Black and gold wrappers. Some cover wear, small tear along base of spine, text block split at center, some wear to pages, overall very good.
A collection of photographs and biographies of noted "female impersonators," along with Stormé DeLarverie, a drag king whose scuffle with police purportedly ignited the 1969 Stonewall riots. (365)
Morgan, Robin ed. New York: Vintage, 1970. xl, 4-602 pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Paperback. Dampstaining to spine, light creasing to corners, overall very good.
The second wave feminist anthology we got, not necessarily the one we deserved. Hard to find even in this slightly later paperback edition. Notably includes photographs and excerpts from founding documents of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell), an organization founded in 1968 with the aim of extending the radical feminist ideology of the time past opposition to patriarchy and into a variety of other left-wing causes because, let's be honest, what we all really hate is capitalism. (360)
Una, Lady Troubridge. New York: Citadel Press, 1963. First American Edition. 190 pp. 1/4 white cloth with purple boards, in dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped, slightly torn, and foxed, foxing to spine, foxing to endpapers, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, light toning to pages, overall good.
A biography of pioneering lesbian author Radclyffe Hall by, arguably, the woman who knew her best - her long term partner, Una Troubridge. (361)
Goodrich, S.G. Boston: J.S. Locke & Company, 1876. 352 pp. Pictorial orange cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Some light soiling to spine, head and tail of spine lightly frayed, light toning to page edges, overall very good.
A lovely later copy of Goodrich's compendium of notable ladies, including Lady Hester Stanhope, Abigail Adams, Mary Queen of Scots, and Joan of Arc to name a few. While the author (a man) asserts several times that women are probably better off staying home ("the happiness of women is generally to be found in the quiet of the domestic circle") he also concedes that they might be well-received elsewhere as well: "Was Sappho's harp, the mere echo of which has thrilled upon the ear of nearly thirty centuries, given only to be touched in the secluded harem of some Lesbian lord?" No? Yes? I mean, why not both? (362)
Andersen, Margret et al, ed. Toronto: Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la Recherche Féministe, 1983. 110 pp. Pictorial wraps. Second Printing.
One of the first feminist peer-reviewed journals in North America, RFR/DRF was published four times a year. Started in the early 1970s, it continued to accept submissions until 2018. This issue contains a varied selection of materials regarding the lesbian experience in Canada. (368)
Brooklyn: Conditions, 1982. vol. III, no. 2. Spring 1982. 185, 23 pp. Pictorial wraps. Light wear to covers, some toning, crease along spine, overall very good.
Later issue of an early intersectional publication. Conditions was notable throughout its run for maintaining an all-lesbian collective and for centering works by working class women and women of colour. The 1979 issue, Conditions: Five, is widely regarded as the first widely-distributed publication in the US to focus solely on Black feminist writing. The magazine was produced biannually until 1990. (363)
Rabenold, Diana. HerBooks Lesbian-Feminist Essay Series, No. 2. Santa Cruz: HerBooks, 1987. 14,  pp. Staplebound wraps. Light soiling to cover, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, overall very good.
Chapbook work on lesbian relationship dynamics by "Radical Therapist" Rabenold, noting especially the effects of internalized misogyny and heterosexism (366)