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Three volumes in original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, in gilt on spines; brown endpapers. Condition varies. Volume I - lacks front free endpaper and title page, inner joints cracking, fair. Volume II - small splits head/foot of spine, inner joints cracked: good. Volume III - small splits to cloth on hinges, inner joints cracking: good. Collates: I - [lacks prelims] + 286 pp; II - [ii] + 272 pp; III - [ii] + 288 pp. "A novel which dwells upon the details of unlawful love-making, which publishes the wiles of a very immodest flirt, and pictures the abandonment of an otherwise pure-minded girl to her passion, and tells of her voluntary and unconditional surrender, and describes all the exciting allurements and temptations which make the man's struggle with sensual passion all but hopeless, though without the stimulus or excuse of honest love, does anything but good service to morality ..." From a lengthy (and vitriolic) review in The Spectator.