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The Greatest Plague of Life or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant Illustrated by George Cruikshank First Edition

$650.00

Mayhew (the Brothers), The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By one who has been “Almost Worried to Death.” Edited by the Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, N.D. [1847]. First edition in book form. Stamp-signed Bayntun binding, Bath.

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Mayhew (the Brothers), The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By one who has been “Almost Worried to Death.” Edited by the Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, N.D. [1847]. First edition in book form. Stamp-signed Bayntun binding, Bath. Twelve etchings by George Cruikshank, one as the frontispiece and a glyphograph by him on the title-page. [ii; 286] List of plates on the verso of the last paginated leaf (p. 285). Original cloth wrapper bound in at the end. Cohn 544. 18 cm; 8vo. Top page edge gilt. Bound in brown calf with gilt-ruled covers and spine, morocco title and author labels on the spine are chipped, back repaired, original backstrip preserved. Wear at extremities of spine. A  good copy, bright and fresh.