First edition. George Routledge. London. n.d. [1867 – source Getty Research Institute] vi, 138pp. Contemporary green half morocco, marbled boards, gilt to spine. Bound by Walker and Son, Plymouth. All edges sprinkled red. Light toning to endpapers. George Rose (1817-1882) a former curate in Camberwell, London. After leaving the Church of England in 1855, Rose began to write under the pseudonym Arthur Sketchley. His fictitious character Mrs. Brown’s monologues became a major success. Rose’s creation was from a working class background and addressed the current topics of the day in a humourous and colloquial fashion.
Author Sketchley, Arthur [Rose, George]
Date n.d. 
Binding Half morocco
Publisher George Routledge and Co.
Pages vi, 138pp.
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