Recycled Cover Art

I’ve shown examples of this before, back in the previous planetpooks lair.


This time, I bought two books with the same cover art.  On Sherwood Smith’s recommendation I ordered Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century. When it arrived, I looked at it and thought, “Hmmm…


“This looks familiar.”

At first I thought I’d bought the same book twice, possibly retitled. But no, even though the subject matter is similar, Sex in Georgian England is a different book.


I love the cover art. Is this a famous illustration? Anybody recognize it?

Enquiring pooks wants to know.


Filed under Book Covers, Books, research

3 responses to “Recycled Cover Art

  1. Sherwood

    Yes! It’s a famous caricature by James Gillray, called, I think, “The Duchess’s Little Shoe”

Hit me with it.

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