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Sammelband of Seven Rare English Erotic and Controversial Works, c. 1638-1691.

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November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Sammelband of Seven Rare English Erotic and Controversial Works, c. 1638-1691.
All works octavo or 12mo, including: A Shorte Treatise against Stage-Playes, [No place: no printer,] 1638, not in ESTC, 36 pages, side notes trimmed;
The Curtezan unmasked: or the Whoredomes of Jezebel Painted to the Life, London: for Henry Marsh, 1664, first and only edition in ESTC, two copies worldwide, 35 pages;
The Whores Dialogue Briefly Discovering the Cheats, Abuses, and Trappaning Trades which they drive; their ways to entice young Cullies; their picking Gentlemens Pockets, their alluring looks and fawning Carriage to draw in Customers; with the common dangers they lie under by the rude Rout, and destructions they come to at last. As Also A Briefe Character of a Lady of Pleasure, London: by P.L. for T. Passenger, 1668, nothing by this title listed in ESTC, two other works printed by Passenger in 1668 appear, no sign of any work titled thus, 12 pages;
The Comforts of Whoreing, and the Vanity of Chastity. With a Poem in Praise of the Pox, London: Printed in the year, 1691; no record for this edition of this title in ESTC, a 1694 edition is recorded in one copy at the British Library; the present title also contains a frontispiece, 47 pages;
A Protestant's Resolution: Shewing his Reasons Why He will not be a Papist, London: [imprint trimmed away], 18th c. edition, "fifth edition" on title, 67 pages;
William Benn's (1600-1680) The Judgment of Mr. Francis Bamfield, London: W. Godbid, for Joseph Nevill, 1672, 86 pages;
Charles Morton's (1627-1698) The Gaming-Humor Considered, and Reproved. Or, the Passion-Pleasure, and Exposing Money to Hazard by Play, Lot, or Wager Examined, London: for Tho. Cockerill, 1684, headlines trimmed, title page dirty, 52 pages, the seven titles bound in full speckled calf, c. 1910, by Root & Son, area of darkening to front board, 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $500-700

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London, Henry Marsh, British Library, William Benn, Francis Bamfield, Joseph Nevill, Charles Morton, Charles S. Dixwell