By Peter Mendes

This paintings bargains bibliographical descriptions of all printings of erotic fiction in English issued clandestinely in the course of the interval 1800-1930. by way of 'clandestine' is intended books whose publishers and printers try to cover their identities, frequently via delivering name pages whose deceptive locations and dates of e-book may perhaps surprise and amuse, yet which regularly goal to mystify. utilizing inner and exterior facts, an test is made to set up who have been the printers, booksellers and publishers, English and Continental, focused on this exchange. The printing households or 'groups' into which a wide percent of the cloth falls are categorized, observed by way of illustrations which determine the most printing features ('house styles') of the teams. Bibliographical descriptions keep on with a list of clandestine catalogues; those supply necessary facts for relationship, pricing and 'sales pitch' and knowledge on goods of which no copies can now be traced. The paintings concludes with a sequence of appendices which offer major exterior facts, and 3 indexes: of issues, titles and names. Peter Mendes' unique study builds on and considerably extends the fundamental pioneer paintings of the Victorian collector and bibliographer H.S. Ashbee ('Pisanus Fraxi').

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