The invention of pornography obscenity and the origins of modernity, 1500 - 1800

New York: Zone Books, 1993. 411p., sewn textblock, illustrated with period art and cuts (all b&w, all naughty), squareback black cloth titled gilt, in dj; a beautifully designed book credited in colophon. This copy is from a reviewer, publisher's lit is laid in, as new.

Constructions of obscenity as social control; per one blurber, "Pleasingly well written, jargon-free and accessible to nonspecialist readers.. important contribution to the ongoing debate over the pleasures and dangers of sexual expression. How explicit sex became the subject of writing and pictures, how such works were distributed, censored and put to political use.."

Cat.No: 73685
ISBN: 094229968x

Price: $22.00