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

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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.

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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.

Frontispiece
Title page with vignette
Bayntun binder’s stamp
List of plates
Original wrapper in cloth, bound in.
Back cover, original wrapper bound in.
Back strip of original cloth wrapper mounted and bound in.
Spine
Front cover
Back cover
Inside front cover, endpaper.
Text: Introduction.
Frontispiece, lining protecting the title page from off-setting.

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Author

Mayhew Brothers

Title

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.