Memoirs of Fanny Hill

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Memoirs of Fanny Hill, John Cleland (Privately Printed, The Kamashastra Society, 1907 [assumed Paris])
9 3/8″ X 6 3/8″, 287pp, hardbound no DJ, good condition, binding tight, slightly loose hinges

Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London and first published in 1748, Fanny Hill is considered the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel. One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. The title page is printed in black with green decorations. The contents mirror the Carrington versions of the book, reformatted and lacking the plates. This leads me to believe that it is a very good reprint of the Carrington edition, presumably NOT published/printed by Carrington. There is a newspaper article taped opposite the front end paper from the LA Times, August 1963 titled, “18th Century Girl: Fanny Hill Memoirs Ruled Not Obscene”. It a very entertaining article about the New York State Supreme Court ruling that Fanny Hill was not obscene.

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Memoirs of Fanny Hill, John Cleland (Privately Printed, The Kamashastra Society, 1907 [assumed Paris])
9 3/8″ X 6 3/8″, 287pp, hardbound no DJ, good condition, binding tight, slightly loose hinges

Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London and first published in 1748, Fanny Hill is considered the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel. One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. The title page is printed in black with green decorations. The contents mirror the Carrington versions of the book, reformatted and lacking the plates. This leads me to believe that it is a very good reprint of the Carrington edition, presumably NOT published/printed by Carrington. There is a newspaper article taped opposite the front end paper from the LA Times, August 1963 titled, “18th Century Girl: Fanny Hill Memoirs Ruled Not Obscene”. It a very entertaining article about the New York State Supreme Court ruling that Fanny Hill was not obscene.

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