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.” Illustrated by George Cruikshank, London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, [n.d.] (1847)
FIRST EDITION. (190 x 130mm) pp. 278. With Frontispiece and 11 steel engravings by Cruikshank embellishing the text. On front fly leaf, in 19th c. pen “Charles Crake, 8th October 1850;” same copied over in later hand on front paste down. With original red-brown cloth binding, featuring vignette in gold of butler and cleaners chasing lady. Very occasional foxing or staining internally. The book has a bit of a lean. Overall VERY GOOD condition.