The Unspeakable Curll. Being Some Account of Edmund Curll, Bookseller; to Which is Added a Full List of His Books.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1928,

First Edition Limited to 535 copies, of which 500 are for sale, in England and America. octavo, dark blue buckram over bevelled boards. (xii), 322pp. Chapman and Hall, Item #29578

"This is the definitive biography of one of the most diverting rogues of the eighteenth-century book trade." Myers, The British Book Trade, p.338. Illustrated and with a detailed index and checklist of Curll's writings. "He was called impudent liar, and accused of forgery, theft, immorality, and even something like murder. To me, innocent of whitewashing intentions, it would seem that in an age that was astonishingly coarse and given to the crudest personalities, almost his greatest crime was his ability and determination to give the public what it wanted." The Unspeakable Curll, p. 5. Text block fine and clean. Light shelf wear and bumps to binding. Scuffing and light stain to back cover.

Price: $45.00

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