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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure – popularly known as Fanny Hill – is an erotic novel by the English novelist John Cleland  first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in a debtors’ prison in London. There has been speculation that the novel was at least partly written by 1740, when Cleland was stationed in Bombay as an employee of the  East India Company.

It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history.



Set in Monotype Bell on cotton Century Laid paper in an edition of 25 copies (this is no 7). Bound by hand in half leather with marbled boards, titles and decoration to spine gilt, marbled edges. Two volumes in 8vo format (16×25 cm) of 248 pages (each), housed in a hand-made slipcase.

Attractively bound by hand.

The original work was not illustrated; however, our edition included illustrations from the French translation of Cleland’s book published in 1776. depicting the sexual content of the novel.



Brand new copy in a fine binding.



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