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George Cannon

A Checklist By Year of Works Published - [In Progress]
Copyright © 2006 Sheryl Straight
  1. AMOURS OF THE CHEVALIER DE FAUBLAS, THE

    [Translation by George Cannon]. London: William Benbow, 1822

    This translation was firt published in 1822 by Benbow, translated by Cannon, from the novel by J.-B. Louvet de Couvray, "Les Amours de Chevalier de Faublas", 1787-90. Later published in c.1886, probably for Avery and Reader. Carrington may have also published an edition [printed by Nichols] in 1898 [Privately Printed for Societe des Bibliophiles].

    (Mendes: 17-A)

  2. HISTORY OF TOM JOHNSON, THE

    Possibly Cannon, [c.1822]

    (Mendes: X1-B)

  3. VOLUPTURIAN CABINET, THE

    Being A Faithful Re-print of such Facetious Facts as have become scarce...London: Mary Wilson [George Cannon], 1824.

    12mo. 4 volumes: 1-76pp., ?pp., 184pp., ?pp. 36 engravings (9 each volume)

    Volume 1 is divided into two parts and contains: Part 1 - "The Woman and Virgin: A Dialogue between a Maid and a Whore" (a reprint to line 10, p.43 of "A Dialogue between a Woman and a Virgin"). Part 2 - "Lessons of Love; or, Nunnery Dialogues", "Adultery on the Part of Married Women". Volume 2 contains "Amours &c. of Tom Johnson". Volume 3 (with engraved frontis) contains "The Curtain Drawn Up" (A translation of Mirabeau's "Le Rideau Leve". Volume 4: The contents of this volume are identical with "The Bagnio Miscellany" ["The Adventures of Miss Lais Lovecock"; "The Force of Instinct"; "Maria Antoinette, Queen of Rance"; and "The Widow and the Parson's Bull"]; there is a futher title "Sermones Ludicri".

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.292)

  4. AMATORY TALES AND HISTORIES

    [London: c.1825]

    (Mendes: X16)

  5. BIRCHEN BOUQUET

    c.1826

    The original edition dates back to 1770 or 1790. Later published by George Tickler [W. Dugdale] in 1860 (Boston [London], 8vo. 48pp., 8 colored lithographs). Also published in 1881 by William Lazenby with 8 colored lithographs, not from the Dugdale edition [Ashbee: Vol.3, p.142-143]; and in 1888, possibly printed by Unsinger for Augustin Brancart or Edouard Maheu [Mendes: Notes to 22-A]. A possible Carrington edition was done in 1896 (London [Paris?]: For Private Subscribers Only, 8vo. 256pp)

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.242.  Mendes 22-A.  McCalman. Radical Underworld: p.215)

  6. ACCOMPLISHED WHORE, THE

    Translated from the Puttana Errante of Pietro Aretino, by Mary Wilson, spinster. Brussels: George Cannon, 1827

    12mo. 108pp. 5 engravings, artist unknown. Author and printer unknown.

    An earlier English translation, entitled "The Wandering Whore", was published about 1660. Illustrations engraved by Siddons or Seddon (who did the engravings for most of the books published by Cannon). This work was also reprinted in "The Festival of Love", 1860.

    (Ashbee: Vol.1, p.1)

  7. SPIRIT OF FLAGELLATION, THE

    [c.1827]

    6 engravings, artist unknown. Author and printer unknown.

    Later published in London by Mary Wilson [E. Dyer] in 1852 with 6 colored folding lithographs; and about 1870 with 6(?) lithographs, not folding, publisher unknown.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.233)

  8. FESTIVAL OF THE PASSIONS, THE

    or, Voluptuous Miscellany. Constantinople [London]: Abdul Mustapha [George Cannon], 1828

    12mo. 2 parts, 59pp. each. Printer by Cannon. 8 engravings, artist unknown. Author unknown.

    Cannon was convicted at Bow Street for the publication of this work on December 10, 1830, and fined 20 pounds. Later reprinted in 1863 by Andrew White (who died 3 years later), 2 volumes, 54pp., 67pp., 8 colored lithographs. This present Cannon edition is comprised of 3 distinct tales, each with a separate, full title-page: "A Surgeon's Diary; or Big Bellied Nelly! "; "Humours of Northumberland Street"; "Letter from The Countess de Beaucul Glenfucket"..

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.298.  McCalman: p.204)

  9. MEMOIRS OF ROSA BELLEFILLE

    or, A Delicious Banquet of Amorous Delights! Dedicated to the Goddess of Voluptuous Pleasure...London: Paphian Press [George Cannon], 1828.

    12mo. 99pp. 6 engravings, artist unknown. Author and printer unknown.

    Later published by Dugdale in 1865.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.140)

  10. MYSTERIES OF WHOREDOM, THE

    [c.1828]

    6 engraved colored plates, artist unknown. Bound in morocco.

    Later published by William Dugdale (London: Society of Vice) in 1860 with 6(?) colored lithographs. Ashbee also belives there is another edition with 60 pages.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.151)

  11. VIRGIN'S OATH, THE

    Or, the Fate of Sontag. An Historical Drama in Two Acts. London: George Cannon, [c.1828-1830]

    12mo. 40pp. Printed by J. Sudbury. 3 folding mezzotints, artist unknown. Author unknown.

    Reprinted by William Dugdale about 1860 as "The Seduction of Sontag" (4-6 lithographs).

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.316)

  12. ADVENTURES OF SIR HENRY LOVEALL

    In a Tour thro England, Scotland and Ireland...[London: George Cannon, c.1830]

    12 colored plates.

    Known as "Mrs Dawson's Octavo Edition". This work was first published at the beginning of the 1800s with 6 copper-plates, publisher unknown. Although not in Ashbee but mentioned in Kearney, George Cannon also published an edition of this present work in 1853, a reprint of a work entitled "The Voluptuarian Museum" that Edward Rich was prosecuted for in 1806.

    (Ashbee: Vol.1., p.22.   Mendes: X3-B.  Kearney: The History of Erotic Literature, p.104)

  13. BAGNIO MISCELLANY, THE

    ANDREW WHITE. Containing Three Interesting Dialogues between a Jew and a female Christian. London: George Cannon, 1792 (c.1830)

    12mo. 142pp. Printed by John Jones in the Whitefriars. 8 engravings, artist unknown.

    Tales contained in this book: "The Adventures of Miss Lais Lovecock"; "The Force of Instinct"; "Maria Antoinette, Queen of Rance"; and "The Widow and the Parson's Bull". Illustrations engraved by Siddons or Seddon (who did the engravings for most of the books published by Cannon). Published by Augustin Brancart and possibly Charles Carrington (London: Printed for the Bibliophilists, 1892) and Edward Avery as well. See also, "The Curtain Drawn Up and Adventures of Miss Lais Lovecock", probably published by Carrington in c.1896.

    (Ashbee: Vol.1, p.113)

  14. ELEMENTS OF TUITION, AND MODES OF PUNISHMENT

    In Letters, from Mademoiselle Dubouleau. London: Printed by George Peacock, 1794 [c.1830]

    12mo. 72pp. Printed by George Peacock. 6 colored folding engravings, artist unknown. Author unknown.

    Printer and date false. Later published by Dugdale, 1860. Reprinted in London, 1880, on toned paper, without date, 52pp., 8 colored lithographs.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.240;  Mendes: 72.  McCalman. Radical Underworld: p.215)

  15. EXHIBITION OF FEMALE FLAGELLANTS

    Suus cuique mos. Printed at the Expense of Theresa Berkley, for the Benefit of Mary Wilson by John Sudbury. London: John Sudbury (George Cannon), 1793 (1830)

    Tall 12mo. 58pp. Engraved frontis + 4 colored folding plates, artist unknown. Author and printer unknown.

    (Ashbee: Vol.1, p.243.  McCalman. Radical Underworld: p.215)

  16. JULIETTE

    Ou les Prosperites du vice. London: c.1830

    Cannon was tried and convicted in 1830 for this publication. The court records of this trial, which included extracted passages, was the first time Sade's work appeared in English.

    (Kearney: The History of Erotic Literature, p.104)

  17. MANON LA FOUETTEUSE

    or, the Quintessence of Birch Discipline..., [c.1830]

    With folding plates

    The first edition may have been published between 1805-1810. Ashbee believes J.B. Brookes may have published an edition as well.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.241)

  18. PHILOSOPHICAL THERESA, THE

    [Published by George Cannon or J.B. Brookes, [c.1830]. The author has been ascribed to J.B. Boyer, Marquis d'Argens.

    An English translation of "Therese Philosophe" (A la Haye [Paris, c.1748]). Later published by Dugdale [Society of Vice, c.1860] in 2 volumes with 16 lithographs and again by Charles Carrington in 1900.

    (Mendes: 133)

  19. VENUS SCHOOL MISTRESS

    Or Birchen Sports...with a Preface by Mary Wilson, containing some Account of the late Mrs. Berkley. London: George Cannon, 1830

    Large 12mo. xi + 58pp. Frontispiece of the Berkley Horse + 5 or 6 colored folding plates, artist unknown. Printed by John LudburyAuthor unknown. The "Address" from the c.1808/10 edition is omitted and a "Preface" added.

    Previously published sometime between 1808 and 1810, 8vo. 82pp., publisher unknown. A c.1820 edition was published with 4 colored plates. An edition published by William Dugdale was later done in c.1860 with 8 colored plates, not from the Cannon edition [Ashbee: Vol.1 pp. 395-401]. An edition, possibly by Charles Carrington (Paris: Societe des Bibliophiles) was done in 1898, which he republished in a "cheaper" edition in 1900 and possibly again in 1917.

    (Ashbee: Vol.1, p.395.  Mendes: 118-A)

  20. VOLUPTUOUS NIGHT, THE

    Or the nec [sic] plus ultra of Pleasure, By Mary Wilson, Spinster. London: [c.1830s]

    This entry is per James Campbell Reddie. A translation of "La Nuit Merveilleuse" (a pornographic version of Vivant Demon's story "Point de Lendemain", 1777. Published again in c.1885, probably by Lazenby/Avery, in c.1885; again in c.1891 by Brancart and again in c.1898 by Duringe and/or Smithers. There is also a c.1930s edition by an unknown Paris publisher.

    (Mendes: 4-A;  McCalman: p.204)

  21. AMOROUS HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF RAYMOND DE B-----, AND FATHER ANDOUILLARD

    Detailing some Curious Histories, and disclosing the Pastimes of a Convent... London, 1701 [c.1835]

    12mo. 50pp. Printed by John Jones. 3 colored lithographs, artist unknown.

    The date is false. James Campbell Reddie states this work was published in French by George Cannon, but Ashbee belives it was the translation that was done by Cannon.

    (Ashbee: Vol.3, p.154.  Mendes: X33-B)

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