London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 1866.
First edition. xx, 190 p., 10 p. ads. Illustrated by Charles Keene with color-printed frontispiece, wood-engraved t.p. vignette, 37 wood-engraved initials, and 22 wood-engraved vignettes. Text printed on light green paper. Bound by Root & Son in full tan smooth calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title labels in maroon and black, with elaborate gilt panel ornaments. Original cloth covers bound in rear. Remains of a paper wrapper have preservd the binding in nearly pristine condition. Item #23342
"Jerrold tempered his usually acerbic view of Victorian society when he wrote these lively studies of female domination for Punch, thus providing Keene with a congenial text twenty years later. The frontispiece is a fine example of Victorian color printing." (Ray. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. No. 188.)
"Keene's drawings have an additional value rare at any time, but especially during the 'sixties: like Bewick, and Daumier, Keene drew ordinary people in ordinary life." (Ruari LcLean. Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing. p. 164.).