1924. 2 pages (75 lines), folded in quarters. Jeakes House, Rye, Sussex, Dec. 3, 1924 Aiken replies at length to a Mr. Emery, who has asked him to defend himself against the charge of introducing immoral or smutty episodes to his poems, specifically "Punch". "...The request staggers me! It's very much as if you reproached me for not believing in the devil......If it offends you then it must be that parts of life itself offend you......I suggest that the person...
New York: Dial Press, 1971. Illustrated. xi + 257pp., 8vo, fabricoid, d.w.; covers slightly askew, dust wrapper worn. New York: Pantheon Books, !971. First edition. A very good(+) copy (some very light wear to extremities of spine) in a good dust wrapper (edgeworn). John Wilmot, Beau Nash, John Montague, Dennis O'Kelly, Richard Barry, F.C. Seymour-Conway, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.
Kingston: Biscuit City, 1980. Preface by Roger Thompson. Illustrated with 3 hand-colored engraved plates by Gerard Charriere, protected with tissue. Unpaginated. Thin short 8vo, bound in purple silk with gilt-lettered spine, plain mylar wrapper; uncut edges. (Kingston, RI): Biscuit City Press, 1980. A fine copy. Limited edition. Number 32 of only 88 copies printed and signed in pencil by the artist on the limitation page. This copy has an addition signed pencil inscription on the title page.
Paris: Isadore Liseux, 1890. Title printed in red and black. 3 volumes, slim 8vos, bound in beautiful contemporary 3/4 green morocco, gilt-decorated and lettered spines with red leather labels; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Paris: Isadore Liseux, 1890. Spines a bit faded, otherwise a fine copy, handsomely bound. One of the most notorious amatory classic works of the 17th century.
Paris: Isadore Liseux, 1881. Titles printed in red and black. 4 volumes, 12mo, original beige printed wrappers printed in red (some a bit chipped but internally spotless); uncut edges. Paris: Isadore Liseux, 1881. A very good copy. Handsome edition of the 6 dialogues, with text in French. One of the most notorious amatory works of the 17th century.