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John Jones - Hints to Servants - First Edition

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AN UPPER SERVANT [pseudonym of John Jones (born 1774)], [MEADOWS, Kenny, illustrator].

Hints to Servants: Being a Poetical and Modernised Version of Dean Swift's Celebrated "Directions to Servants" in Which Something is Added to the Original Text, but those Passages are Omitted which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Kitchen.

London: Effingham Wilson, 1843.

FIRST EDITION, first printing. Octavo (19 x 12cm), pp.76. Publisher's dark green cloth, titles and vignette in gilt to upper, blind tooling to boards, yellow coated endpapers. Illustrated.

Bookplate of John R. Anderson to pastedown, occasional marks within, marginal tears and loss to pp.51-56 where the book has been opened roughly. Binding lightly handled to extremities. Scarce. Near fine.