Erotic Tales, Rhymes, Songs and Parodies by Various
Printed for the Society of Vice
Complete Volumes 1 - 5
Strictly Adults Only
The Pearl is a collection of erotic tales, rhymes, songs and parodies in magazine form that were published in London between 1879 to 1880, when they were forced to shut down by the authorities for publishing rude and obscene literature.
The underground magazine "The Pearl" was published in London in 18 parts. William Lazenby is attributed as the 'publisher, editor and part-time author' [Mendes: 50-A]. Augustin Brancart later bound the series into three volumes, with each part containing 2 lithographes from the original publications, and published the collection in c.1890.
A clandestine US edition was published by "Printed for the Society of Vice, 1880", although actually New York, 1933.