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, top edge dyed blue, fair condition, binding tight, boards are loose and taped with blue tape.
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.