Matrimonial Advice: A Little Book of Advice to Be Given to All Those Contemplating Matrimony, Married or Engaged
first edition1/4 Vellum
by H.M. Vickar
New York: Geo. M. Allen & Co, 1891. 1/4 Vellum. Very Good +. H.M. VickR. A handsome copy of the 1891 1st edition of this ribald, cautionary guide to marriage, both written and wonderfully illustrated thruout in rich chromolithography by H.M. Vickar. Tight, solid and VG+ in its vellum-backed decorative cloth, with bright gilt-titling to the front panel. Very light soiling to the panels, just a touch of mild offsetting at the front inner hinge. The plates are uniformly crisp and near-pristine or better. Quarto, separated into 2 halves ("Advice to the Man"/"Advice to the Woman"). The Introductory verse: "I should advise a man to pause/Before he takes a wife/In fact, I see no earthly cause/He should not pause for life." (Inventory #: 15549)
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