Wits, Wenchers and Wantons: London’s Low Life: Covent Garden in the Eighteenth Century :: E. J. Burford soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Robert Hale, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white plates;
From the cover: Vice was the currency of Covent Gardens wealth in the eighteenth century and nowhere was the pursuit of pleasure more ardently or more publicly conducted than around Inigo Joness piazza. All manner of erotic pastimes were on offer in the Grand Seraglio of the Nation, with every level of society, from the highest nobility to the most miserable pauper, represented. The entertainments matched the sophistication of the clientele: from the high-class courtesans to the degenerate street-traders …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xi) 260 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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