New York: Grove Press, 1970.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 5/8". 169pp. Stated First Printing. First Thus, originally published 1905. Mild wear to dust jacket, with a touch of edgewear and light dust soiling. Orange cloth covered boards, with spine lettered in black. Mild rubbing to edges of binding. Light dust soiling to top edge of text block. Toning to endpapers. Binding is tight and sound. Contents are clean, bright, and unmarked. From front flap: "The recent discovery of an entire body of underground Victorian and Edwardian literature--such as The Pearl, Pleasure Bound, and The Loves of a Musical Student--has given us a new perspective on life in those luxuriant eras. One of these remarkable books is Forbidden Fruit: A Luscious and Exciting Story and its sequel, More Forbidden Fruit, or Master Percy's Progress in and Beyond the Domestic Circle, in which a young and adventurous adolescent is introduced to the arts of love and merry-making. Both books--presented in one volume--detail the steps Master Percy takes on the road to manhood and the various and sundry adventures he experiences with his parents' servants, his Aunt Gertie, his uncle, Captain Horace Devereus, and even with his own dear Mamma." Near fine / very good +. Item #1471