A Class Apart: the Private Pictures of Montague Glover
Edition : Second Printing / London / Serpent’s Tail / 1993 / Softcover. / Near Fine
Large Oblong 8vo,144pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates.
Beautiful document of Gay life between the wars, before liberation, identity politics, and legalisation. Architect Glover was one of the only people to document homosexuality during the early 20th century, and after his death in 1983 thousands of photographs were found in his home, many of his lover Ralph, plus his other obsessions which were uniforms and rough trade. An accidental menswear classic, and a brilliant insight into life during the inter war years.