San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, Inc. 1972. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's pictorial paper wraps.
"[T]he brazen ur-text of gay graphic smut" (from the introduction to the 2006 revised edition). While an early chapter examines Ancient Greek and non-European sources, this survey is mostly concerned with several 1950s and 60s artists (including Tom of Finland), working in a mode of uninhibited explicitness Falkon sees as a new development in male homoerotic illustration. Published by Greenleaf Classics, the major American publisher of pulp erotica in the 20th century. Illustrated throughout with full-page black-and-white drawings. Minor creasing and edgewear to wraps. Near fine. Rare. Item #28