The Forbidden Springs of Joy

Posted by William Davies King on Monday, September 30, 2019.

By the standards of Facebook, I cannot show much of this new bibliolage.

But I swear all the naughty stuff is about two hundred years old.

And by a famous English artist, much-collected, National Gallery-worthy--Thomas Rowlandson.

A book put together by The Hogarth Club in Los Angeles in the 1970s revealed the hard-core of British caricature.

Where to put it? Ah, a book--a "gift book" (please and thank you!) called The Springs of Joy, also from the 1970s.

Heartfelt sentiments, snippets of poesy.

Now the raunchier stuff can be found here on The Creaky Shelf.

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