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

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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. Regardless a rare enough item and interesting in its oddity.

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Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill Kamashastra 1907

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Memoirs of Fanny Hill Kamashastra 1907

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Mémoires de Fanny Hill

The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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

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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?

The illustrations are often described as Beardlseyesque, and I can see why, but to me also slightly reminiscent of Beresford Egan.

SPECIAL NOTE: 27/07/15; Message from Pat Kearney;

Steve Hi:

I noted your edition of the ‘Hoboken’ Fanny Hill. According to Cliff
Scheiner’s “Compendium” this was first published in 1929 with the
plates — which says are in the style of Elliot Dodd — in colour. A reprint
with the plates in b&w appeared c. 1932. The original ed. with the
colour plates he describes as “rare and desirable.”

Best

Pat


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This copy is in very nice condition, and better than most I have seen listed, it is bound in coloured patterned boards, in quarter leather with corners, and has LIFE OF FANNY HILL on the spine in gilt.

Two points of note: The Frontispiece is bound in after the Title Page, I think in error, and the edition details on the title page indicate the illustrations are in colour, and in this edition they are not.

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Contents: Blank end-paper, Half Title, verso blank, Title Page, Verso blank, facing page blank, verso Frontispiece, facing page Letter The First, verso limitation (I suspect the number in blue ink is a later addition, it is too clumsy to be original) Pages 1-211 text. Complete with the 12 surreal and exotic Deco illustrations by an Unknown artist.

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NOTE: The Print Decorations used to space the illustrations are not from this title.

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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. Produced in a small number for subscribers.

Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux Paris 1907 Covers

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Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux Paris 1907 Back Covers

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Memoires de Fanny Hill , Isidore Liseux Paris 1907. Volume one. Contents: Blank endpaper, Half title, verso: Limitation, Title page( Printed in Red and Black  with a Cherub motif), verso blank, Pages I – VIII, NOTICE SUR CLELAND, Pages 1 – 157 text, verso blank, followed by a gathering of 4 blank leaves (uncut). Covers plain white card with paper sleeve , the front of which repeats the detail of the title page, and the back is decorated with another cherub motif this in black, SPINE lettered across (Top to bottom) JOHN CLELAND I  Memoires de  FANNY HILL I TOME I I PARIS 1907.

Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux  1907 Limitation

Memoires de Fanny Hill 1907 Volume 1

Memoires de Fanny Hill , Isidore Liseux Paris 1907. Volume two. Contents: Blank endpaper, Half title, verso: blank, Title page( Printed in Red and Black  with a Cherub motif), verso blank, Pages 1 – 166 text, verso blank, followed by a gathering of 3 blank leaves (uncut). Covers plain white card with paper sleeve , the front of which repeats the detail of the title page, and the back is decorated with another cherub motif this in black, SPINE lettered across (Top to bottom) JOHN CLELAND I  Memoires de  FANNY HILL I TOME II I PARIS 1907

Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux 1907 Title Page Vol 2

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