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Correct List of the Sporting Ladies, Who Are Just Arrived at These Races.

Broadside]

Published by London, likely. N. Pub. N.D. [ca. Ð90]., 1780
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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1 p. 7-1/2" W x 12" H. A lewd horse racing and prostitution broadside, dated from the subject, the genre, the typeface, the paper and the watermark to the late quarter of the 18th century. Almost certainly British. The sporting ladies are the prostitutes commonly present on racing days, listed by name, character of sexual expression, age and skills. The paper is tan, laid paper and the watermark is Britannia, in a form characteristic of 18th century production. A review of the web site of the British Association of Paper Historians suggests that this watermark most closely resembles that for the Catteshall Paper Mill, Goldalming, Surrey, ca, 1781Ð86. Generally with such broadsides as this, America cannot be ruled out as a source, for as Dard Hunter points out ("Papermaking"), in colonial America and shortly thereafter, British watermarks were used by American papermakers to lend a social cachet to their products. However, the paradigm of these broadsides was clearly British, e.g. "Harris's List of Covent-Garden Ladies: or Man of Pleasure' Kalendar" (issued annually after 1740, at least till 1793). Our broadside refers to one of the prostitutes as usually found at Covent Garden. "The Word on the Street- Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland" has several similar racing broadsides referring to the "sporting ladies" and tying them, in one case, to the Kelso Races. The illustration is a wood engraving of a naked young woman accompanied by a naked child. It is flanked by the verses of a lewd poem. Few minor spots in margins. Else, Very Good +. http://www.baph.org.uk/imagepages/w atermarks/catteshall.html (for watermark). Not in Shipton & Mooney, Short Title Evans. Bookseller Inventory # 11134

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Title: Correct List of the Sporting Ladies, Who Are...

Publisher: London, likely. N. Pub. N.D. [ca. Ð90].

Publication Date: 1780

Binding: Unbound, as issued.

Edition: First Edition.

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