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Hill, John - Lucina Sine Concubitu

£75.00 GBP

A treatise humbly addressed to the Royal Society : in which is proved, by most incontestable evidence, drawn from reason and practice, that a woman may conceive and be brought to bed, without any commerce with man.  Written and published by Hill as a hoax upon the Royal Society, in revenge for his rejection as a candidate for membership.

Number 255 of 500 copies set in 12 pt. Caslon Old Face type and printed on English hand-made paper. Vellum-backed patterned boards. Three engravings on copper by Hester Sainsbury. A Very Good ++ copy. Bright boards, solid spine, gilt lettering on spine bright. Vellum lightly soiled. Sharp corners. Clean pages, tight binding. Ghosting to endpapers. No previous ownership inscriptions. A tidy copy.

Book Condition: Very Good ++. No Jacket ( as Issued )

Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press, UK, 1930

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