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Rain doesn't stop play at the Donington Historic Festival

In spite of the British weather throwing almost everything it had at it, the Donington Historic Festival presented three days of hugely exciting historic motor racing over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 2nd). 502 more words

Fortune Press

A handsome limited edition of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Coxcomb, companion volume to Fanny Hill, printed in Paris in 1926.

Book Description: Corners and edges rubbed and bumped, No 353 of 575 copies, owner’s name on front endpaper dated 1934, clean and bright, gilt titles. 133 more words

Private Presses

FANNY HILL by John Cleland

Having been reduced from gentility to Grub Street, then locked up in the Fleet for debt, John Cleland set about writing a book that would sell. 376 more words

18th Century

Books for Trade:Memoirs of Fanny Hill, by John Cleland, A Genuine Reprint of the Rare Edition of 1749, Paris and Benares, The Kamashastra Society 1907

Well yet another clandestine edition of Fanny Hill, and although I can find references to Kamashastra editions I cannot find an exact match for this one, it is stated a limited edition of 250 copies, I have found editions with and without plates, but this one has a frontispiece and 11 explicit plates, after Paul Avril, and all but one are hand coloured, or at least partially coloured, I must say the plates are a bit odd and appear to have been coloured by someone who was possibly colour blind. 57 more words

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