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This paintings bargains bibliographical descriptions of all printings of erotic fiction in English issued clandestinely throughout the interval 1800-1930. via 'clandestine' is intended books whose publishers and printers try and cover their identities, frequently via delivering identify pages whose deceptive locations and dates of ebook may possibly surprise and amuse, yet which continuously objective to mystify. utilizing inner and exterior proof, an try out is made to set up who have been the printers, booksellers and publishers, English and Continental, fascinated about this alternate. The printing households or 'groups' into which a wide percent of the fabric falls are labeled, observed through illustrations which determine the most printing features ('house styles') of the teams. Bibliographical descriptions stick to a record of clandestine catalogues; those offer important proof for relationship, pricing and 'sales pitch' and data on goods of which no copies can now be traced. The paintings concludes with a sequence of appendices which supply major exterior proof, and 3 indexes: of issues, titles and names. Peter Mendes' unique examine builds on and considerably extends the fundamental pioneer paintings of the Victorian collector and bibliographer H.S. Ashbee ('Pisanus Fraxi').

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