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THE GREATEST PLAGUE OF LIFE. ---- WHOM TO MARRY AND HOW TO GET MARRIED. by MAYHEW. THE BROTHERS. -- CRUIKSHANK. GEORGE. Illustrates - First Edition - from Paul Foster Books and Biblio.com

THE GREATEST PLAGUE OF LIFE. ---- WHOM TO MARRY AND HOW TO GET MARRIED.

by MAYHEW. THE BROTHERS. -- CRUIKSHANK. GEORGE. Illustrates

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David Bogue. London. 1847 and 1848. TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.1 inches). Each volume is finely illustrated with decoration on title page and 12 full page etchings by Cruikshank. Fine, bright and clean copies throughout. Late 19th century fine leather bindings, by Sangorski and sutcliffe, of full burgundy calf. Spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Gilt double ruled border on both boards with floral corner pieces. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's colour printed bookplate on front pastedowns. Top edges gilt. Housed in a felt lined slip case, covered in burgundy cloth. The spines are a little faded otherwise these are a fine pair. Ma.
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  • Bookseller: Paul Foster Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 10131
  • Title: THE GREATEST PLAGUE OF LIFE. ---- WHOM TO MARRY AND HOW TO GET MARRIED.
  • Author: MAYHEW. THE BROTHERS. -- CRUIKSHANK. GEORGE. Illustrates
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: David Bogue. London. 1847 and 1848
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fine bindings; Children's and Illustrated books;


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