Although scholars of the British eighteenth century have become increasingly attuned to questions of sexuality, corpeality, and legalism, they have not heretofore had easy access to one of the period's richest funds of data; the erotica and pornography that permeated the cutlure. This set reprints many of the period's most notorious works, including eight from 'The fifteen plagues' of a Maiden-Head (1707) to Harris's List of Covent-Garden Ladies (1786(?)-93) that resulted in highly publicized court battles and in some instances helped shape laws on censorship that survived into modernity. As they did in the eighteenth-century bookshop, 'homosexual' and 'heterosexual' works intermingle, alongside of works that claim legal, medical, or political legitimacy, and works that pretend to nothing but prurience. Virtually all the works have been out of print since the eighteenth century.