London: Charles Gilpin, 1852. Item #05656
Six Full-Page Illustrations by George Cruikshank
CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. "Common Sense" on the Domestic Habits of the People. With six illustrations, by George Cruikshank. London, Charles Gilpin, 1852.
Small octavo (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 182 x 120 mm.). [vi], -96, [8, advertisements] pp. Complete with blue slip of advertisements facing p. 96. Six full-page wood engraved plates, all included in the pagination.
Publisher's printed gray wrappers with advertisements on inner front cover and inner and outer back cover. Small piece missing from spine, joints, rear joint split. a very good copy with a mylar jacket.
The front wrapper states "Fourth Thousand".
Scarce in the original wrappers.
This little book is divided in thirteen chapters. 1. Our modern privileges and social results; 2. Cheap living, and a fair day's wage for a fair day's work, but no comfort; 3. Drunkenness: one of its great causes, and means for its removal;
4. A plan by which all our churches may be filled, and more wanted, pauperism and crime reduced, and peace and plenty brought to the firesides of thousands who are now destitute of those blessings; 5. An alarm to teetotallers, and all others who are interested in the sobriety and happiness of the people - Mr. Hume's inconsistency; 6. Drunken women; 7. The everlasting subject of the wynds; 8. A word to young men in search of wives; 9. More domestic misery;
10. Conclusion of the story of the drunken wife; 11. Drunkenness amongst paupers; 12. Common sense and the farmer ;
13. My first impressions of London.