THE BISHOPS' BROTHELS. Brigid Gaffikin.
THE BISHOPS' BROTHELS.
THE BISHOPS' BROTHELS.
THE BISHOPS' BROTHELS.

THE BISHOPS' BROTHELS.

A modern commentary on the original 15th century ordinances established to regulate the Southwark brothels of the Bishops of Winchester. Edited and illustrated by Mike Hudson. Pp. [48](last colophon, verso blank), printed in red & black, with hand coloured pictorial title page, text illustrations and decorative initial, plus numerous smaller decorative initials in red, linocut endpapers printed in yellow & brown; super roy. 4to; woven brocade-style fabric over boards, with inlaid printed paper title label on upper board; uncut; tiny mark on verso of half-title page; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 1994. Edition limited to 20 numbered copies, signed by the publishers Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis; this being number 8 of 16 copies thus bound. *Lacking the protective velveteen bag, but with the original pictorial prospectus loosely inserted. The text includes a long introductory essay, and commentary to each of the 29 ordinances. The illustrations are 'in the manner of the period, depicting scenes suggested by the regulations. The endpapers show an enlarged copy of a portion from the original Bodleian manuscript' [prospectus]. Item #134529

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