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Creator:
Mayhew, Augustus, 1826-1875.
Title(s):

"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.

Additional Title(s):

Greatest plague of life

Adventures of a lady in search of a good servant

Published/Created:
London : David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, [1847].
Physical Description:
[6] parts : ill. ; 19 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4989.M47 G74 1847 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4989.M47 G74 1847 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gloria Scheuer
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Part six contains the title-page for the bound volume. It indicates the work was "edited by the Brothers Mayhew."
Etchings by George Cruikshank. Glypography by him on the title and the wrapper of the parts.
Parts 4-6 have added beneath the publisher the following: T.C. Savill, Printer,][4, Chandos Street.
Date of publication from Cohn.
Issued in 6 paarts over 6 months, 1st February to 1st July, 1847.
"Price 1s" on upper wrapper.
Each part contains a varying number of pages of advertising material.
Cohn, A.M. Cruikshank, 527
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 in original parts, in original yellow paper wrappers, with publishers advertisements. Copy 2 bound in gilt-tooled calf, without publisher's advertisements. Binder's stamp: Bound by Root & Son.
Subject Terms:
Bogue, D. -- Publisher.
Household employees -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Root & Son -- Bookbinder.
Savill, T. C. -- Printer.
Scheuer, Gloria -- Provenance.
Form/Genre:
Etchings -- 1847.
Glyphographs -- 1847.
Contributors:
Mayhew, Henry, 1812-1887.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
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