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SMEDLEY, Frank E.
Harry Coverdale's Courtship and All That Came Of It.

Published
London: George Routledge & Sons (c.1880)
Plates
30
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: George Routledge & Sons (c.1880)
Ref
551

8vo. Half red morocco over grey cloth boards; gilt filet to boards; spine in six compartments; gilt lettered in numbers two and three; raised bands in blind; marbled end papers; top edge gilt. 30 humorous hand-coloured illustrations by Phiz. Good condition. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. A 'Cut' not like to be soon healed. 2. Title page, with vignette illustration 'A promising Four-year-old'. 3. A specimen of Harry's 'quiet manner'. 4. Unaccountable behaviour of Aunt Sally ! 5. A fencing lesson. 6. For the last time ! 7. Harry's quiet manner of taking 'the shy' out of him! 8. Pater Familias shews his teeth. 9. Harry's first appearance as Romeo. 10. Getting up the Steam! 11. Wife- breaking ! - (Theory). 12. Wife - breaking ! - (Practice). 13. The Crime. 14. The Capture. 15. Alice's debut as Lady Bountiful. 16. High Art. 17. L'Inferno ! 18. Paradise ! 19. A pleasant sight for a Husband. 20. An agreeable prospect for a Wife. 21. Mistrust. 22. Spitting a Spy. 23. That dreadful leg of Mutton ! 24. Rejected Addresses. 25. The Wife's secret ! 26. A Clencher ! 27. Starting from the Pandemonium. 28. A foul stroke. 29. The tender mercies of the Wicked. 30. Hope deferred.