Crazy Tales. The Third Edition. by [STEVENSON, John Hall, (1718-1785)]

“Calculated to inflame the passions”

Crazy Tales. The Third Edition.

London, 1769. Cr. octavo, A-K8, L4, contemporary calf, slight wear to spine and part of label missing otherwise a fine copy.
The author was a kinsman of Laurence Sterne, and the “Eugenius” of his Tristram Shandy. When first published in 1762 the Monthly Review wrote of this book “ We can safely aver that they are full of obscenity and apparently calculated to inflame the passions”. A witty but risque collection of rabelaisian tales in verse.
Reference: Halkett & Laing. Allibone; Dict. Eng. Lit. Gay/Lemonnyer. v.1. pt.2. col. 758

Stock No: HMF145
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