The Mother's Manual or Illustrations of Matrimonial Economy

Price: 850.00 USD

London: Treutel, Würtz, and Richter, 30, Soho Square, 1833. First edition. Frontispiece, pictorial title, 18 other plates. [iv], 81, [1] pp. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer, 10, Frith Place, Soho. 1 vols. 8vo. "From time to time when her inspiration or imagination flagged, she amused herself by concocting a humorous narrative verse about mother's problems in seeing to it that her daughters were suitably married ... Fanny made a farce of it in romping rhymes that had no pretense to poetry ... Her own family was sent into gales of laughter as she read the verses aloud around the tea table. August Hervieu, artist-in-residence, hurried to make a series of sketches ... and sell to a new publisher, Treuttel and Wurtz and Richter (sic), who thought it would do well as a gift book" (Johnston, Fanny Trollope). First edition. Original silk over boards with green gilt cover label, on upper cover coarse cloth spine and corners (possibly a rebacking, but if so very early), plates have some spotting.

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