Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 618
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

Man Into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex.

Introduction by prominent British sexologist, Norman Haire, Ch.M., M.B. 25 photographic plates with captions. Thick 8vo, gilt-lettered black cloth; some faint spotting to spine and rear cover; original pictorial dust jacket with wrap-around band containing blurb by Dr. Norman Haire, very light edgewear, otherwise very bright; scattered light foxing. London: Jarrolds, 1933.

Additional Details

first edition of the autobiographical work and story of one of the first gender confirmation surgeries, performed on Danish painter, Einar Wegener in 1930.
Wegener, better known as Lili Elbe, was the spouse and model of the artist Gerda Wegener. Their story was the subject of the 2015 film "The Danish Girl." Although the book is listed as written by Niels Hoyer, a pseudonym for Ernst Ludwig Hathorn Jacobson, Lili was the true author of the book. Jacobson, Elbe's friend and editor, assembled and edited her letters and diary, and dictated material to form the book. Her recollections describe her experiences as a pre-war transgender individual and serve as a resource for trans history.