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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


Books for Trade:The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure or The Life of Fanny Hill by John Cleland, Hoboken 1929.

Here we have another clandestine copy, one of an apparently endless list of editions of this title, this one fairly clearly places itself in the Americana category, and the printing date is probably fairly accurate, who the publisher or the illustrator were is something of a mystery, however the printers device above is fairly distinctive, and not really pertinent to this particular title, so I wonder if anyone has seen it elsewhere? 268 more words


Other People’s Bookshelves #66 – A.M. Bakalar

Hello and welcome to the latest Other People’s Bookshelves, a series of posts set to feed into the natural filthy book lust we all feel and give you a fix through other people’s books and shelves. 2,166 more words

Other People's Bookshelves

Books for Trade: Memoires de Fanny Hill par John Cleland (XVIII siecle) entierement traduits de l'Anglais par Isidore Liseux. Reimpression textuele de l'edition de Paris, 1887. Isidore Liseux Paris 1907

Although one of the most repeatedly reproduced titles in the history of erotica, there are always interesting editions to be found, and anything produced by Isidore Liseux is invariably worthy of attention, here and available for trade against any of my wants, or other interesting items of erotica that would enhance my listings, is a 2 volume set of Memoires de Fanny Hill, Isisdore Liseux Paris 1907. 249 more words


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One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, FANNY HILL describes a young woman’s descent into bawdiness and debauchery. Originally published in London in 1748, the novel endures as pioneering literature and for the quality of its prose. 13 more words

Classic Erotic Fiction

Much Ado About Nothing

Bollywood Style! This was a fun production of one of my favourite Shakespearean comedies.  I am always interested in seeing the many ways in which the plays can be interpreted and how the meanings still come through. 148 more words