Book #57809

Dr. Bowdler's Legacy. a History of Expurgated Books in England and America - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Noel Perrin

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1992.
ISBN: 0879238615
Illustrator: Illustrated by Marjory Wunsch

Price: $25.31

An unblemished first Printing of the First Edition, softcover.

Dr. John Bowdler, a physician and publisher, is best known for his 1818 work, The Family Shakespeare, which censored many words and phrases from Shakespeare's plays. This book tells the history of Bowdlerized books in England and America, from the publication of The Family Shakespeare to the present day.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 323 pages.