London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
D'AUNOY, Madame [Marie Catherine de la Mothe, Comtesse D'Aulnoy] (1650?-1705). Secret Memoirs of the Duke and Dutchess of O:::::: Intermix'd with the Amorous Intrigues and Adventures of the Most Eminent Princes of the Court of France. London: Printed for S.P. [S.B. -- Samuel Briscoe], R. Burroughs, J. Baker, E. Curll, E. Sanger and A. Collins, 1708. 12° (157 x 90mm), three pages of adverts for Edmund Curll and Egbert Sanger at rear (lacks portrait). Later speckled calf, gilt borders (hinges split). Provenance: Horatio Noble Pym
TANNER, Anodyne [pseud.]. The Life of the late Celebrated Mrs Elizabeth Wisebourn, Vulgarly call'd Mother Wybourn ... Together with her Last Will and Testament. London: A. Moore, [1721?]. 4° (183 x 120mm), extra-illustrated with several tipped- or pasted-in engravings (eg 'The fatal Rescue', 'The reclaimed Prostitute'). Later half calf (worn). Provenance: Esoterika Biblion Society (bookplates on both endpapers).
With 16 other books of an erotic/scandalous nature including R. Payne Knight's The Worship of Priapus (Privately printed, 1896), Lady Gay Spanker's Tales of Fun & Flagellation, etc (Privately printed, 1896) and Thomas Nash's The Choise of Valentines, or The Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo (Privately printed, 1899). (18)
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