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By Peter Mendes

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

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