Hand bound in luxuriously soft ebony kidskin, hand gilt with 22 carat gold leaf. Plum coloured silk endpapers gilt with the Inner Temple Lamp of the Hell Fire Club, inner leaves of period marbled paper hand made at the prestigious Payhembury studio, all three edges of the book hand stained in plum ink, dashed with scarlet and an irregular pattern of Dutch Gold applied by hand. Book is in near fine condition with some very light shelf wear else fine.
Presented in a large slipcase covered with plum silk.
The lure of devil worship, debauchery
blasphemy and pornography…
the complete illustrated account of the vile and
infamous essay on woman
Limited to only XXII
large format copies
Inspired by the mysterious carved numeral ‘XXII’ found inside the infamous Hell Fire Caves constructed by Sir Francis Dashwood in the middle of the 18th century