A VOYAGE TO LETHE BY CAPT. SAMUEL COCK SOMETIME COMMANDER OF THE GOOD SHIP THE CHARMING SALLY. Capt. Samuel Cock, pseudonym.

A VOYAGE TO LETHE BY CAPT. SAMUEL COCK SOMETIME COMMANDER OF THE GOOD SHIP THE CHARMING SALLY. N.p., n.d. [1890s?]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-43 [44: blank] [followed by a number of blank leaves], facsimile title leaf printed in red and black, original quarter brown cloth and marbled boards, printer's ornament stamped in gold on spine panel, paper label affixed to spine panel, floral patterned endpapers. Later edition. Limited to 200 copies, this being number 174. Early pornography, first published in 1741, cast in the form of a visit to an imaginary country (actually a woman's body). "Imaginary voyage the life with emphasis on sex" (Sargent). Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 246. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 23. Bookplate of noted fantastic fiction collector Stuart A. Teitler affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth spotted, a very good copy. All editions of this book are uncommon. (#167258).

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