original pink glazed decorated boards (backstrip worn, covers a bit grubby).
, 54 p.,  leaves of plates
Vault 823.82 Ou7c 1848
With illustrations in color by the author. First issue with plates colored, with an original unpublished watercolor drawing (6 1/2" by 5") by Thackeray for the illustration to face page 8. This shows Molly, Mrs. Cammysole's maid of all work, flirting with the baker's boy. It is quite a different composition from (and I think infinitely preferable to) the published version. Pasted on the back is a caption in Thackeray's hand but it is all but undecipherable.