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Mémoires de Fanny Hill, Femme de Plaisir

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Mémoires de Fanny Hill, Femme de Plaisir, John Cleland (Bibliothèque Des Curieux, Paris, 1914)
9″ X 5 5/8″, 281pp, soft bound, deckle edges, many pages uncut/unread, “decorated with six compositions from the series of engravings by William Hogarth: La Destin_e d’une Courtisane”, fair condition, good considering it’s age, pages yellow and small rips near spine

Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London and first published in 1749, 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. This book appeared as a part of a series “Les Maitres de l’amour” (The Masters of Love). “With documents about life in London in the eighteenth century, including Life after the gallant Serails of London, Introduction and bibliography by Guillaume Apollinaire”

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Mémoires de Fanny Hill, Femme de Plaisir, John Cleland (Bibliothèque Des Curieux, Paris, 1914)
9″ X 5 5/8″, 281pp, soft bound, deckle edges, many pages uncut/unread, “decorated with six compositions from the series of engravings by William Hogarth: La Destin_e d’une Courtisane”, fair condition, good considering it’s age, pages yellow and small rips near spine

Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London and first published in 1749, 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. This book appeared as a part of a series “Les Maitres de l’amour” (The Masters of Love). “With documents about life in London in the eighteenth century, including Life after the gallant Serails of London, Introduction and bibliography by Guillaume Apollinaire”