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    Sale 2514 | Lot 5
    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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      Sale 2514 Lot 5

      ADOLF BRAND (1874-1945) and KONRAD LINKE (DATES UNKNOWN).


      Der Eigene: Ein Buch für Kunst und Mänliche Kultur. Vol VI.

      Tipped-in prints, reproductions, and photographs with lettered grey paper mounts. 4to, publisher's pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold. Berlin (Charlottenburg): Brand & Linke, 1906.

      Estimate $1,200 - 1,800



      first gay journal in the world, published from 1896 to 1932
      by Adolf Brand. It featured cultural, artistic, and political material, literary contributions such as lyric poetry, prose, and nude photography. This annual was the only cloth-bound issue and contains literary and artistic contributions by the publishers as well as Hans Bethge, Peter Hille, Ludwig Seifert, Neo Neus, Hans Unfried, Heinrich Jäger, Michelangelo, della Robbia Thorwaldsen, and many others. It was also very political, with strong anarchist leanings, but shifted its views to support the liberal democracy of the Weimar Republic and the Social Democratic Party. In 1933, when Adolf Hitler rose to power, Nazi leader Ernst Röhm raided Brand's house and seized his possessions, including all material related to Der Eigene.