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Sale 2514 Lot 15
SIMEON SOLOMON (1840-1905)
A Vision of Love, Revealed.
Photogravure frontispiece by Frederick Holyer. [iii], 37 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt-pictorial cloth by Burn & Co., with their ticket, light blistering, extremities rubbed, joints starting; front free endpaper excised, scattered foxing and toning, mostly to preliminaries. Bookplate of Loÿse Knowles London: Printed for the author, to be had also of F.S. Ellis, 1871.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
The rare, landmark work of the Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist painter Solomon, "A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep" is a prose-poem allegory utilizing themes from Jewish and Christian mysticism to express erotic desire between males as aesthetically and morally acceptable. In recent decades it has come to be recognized as a pioneering work in the annals of gay literature. Many of Solomon's friends distanced themselves following his arrest in 1873 for indecent behavior in a public lavatory, which proved ruinous to his career.