“The Bottle Has Done Its Work – It Has Destroyed the Infant and the Mother, It Has Brought the Son and Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father A Hopeless Maniac.”
David Bogue, 86 Fleet-Street
Original publisher’s binding, half-brown morocco over dark green linen-covered boards; title and facsimile of author’s signature in gilt on top board. First edition of one shilling issue.
Source: The Bottle, In Eight Plates Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank. Dedicated to Joseph Adshead, Esq. of Manchester.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.