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White cockades: an incident of the "Forty-five"
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1887 - 216p., backlist, frontis-piece, first edition (date on title page and copyright page match, no notice of later printings), lightly-penciled gift inscription and ownership signature on first free endpaper and lightly-shelfworn pictorial olive cloth printed in red, white and gilt, some rubbing and wear to top edgestain. A very good example of this young adult novel of the 1745 Jacobite uprising in Scotland. James J. Gifford has called Stevenson "The man who might well be styled the first modern American gay author." Born in New Jersey, he wrote boys' adventure novels in the style of Horatio Algier before penning two overtly homosexual books under the pen name Xavier Mayne: "Imre: a Memorandum" in 1906 and "The Intersexes" in 1908. In "The Intersexes," he notes that "White Cockades" contained a "half hinted" erotic relationship between Bonnie Prince Charlie and a rural youth. By his own description, thus, "White Cockades" is the first homoerotically themed novel by this foundational figure in American gay fiction. Young 3640 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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