"ASK MAMMA;" The Richest Commoner in England. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Sponge's Sporting Tour." etc etc. With Illustrations by John Leech
Edition: First book edition
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Octavo, original light reddish-brown pictorial fine-ribbed cloth stamped in blind and gilt. pp (xii), 412 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 12 other hand-colour steel engravings; 69 vignette wood engraved illustrations in text. Chip at head of lightly sunned spine, with loss of the small head of the uppermost figure; minor wear at foot of spine; some of the colour plates have slight foxing on blank rectos and margins of versos, but images unaffected, nice and clean; otherwise very nearly fine copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. The parts issue preceded. Sadleir 3161. Tooley 472.