London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
. [CASWALL, Edward, Author ?]. Sketches of Young Ladies: In Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified. According to Their Several Instincts, Habits, and General Characteristics by “Quiz” With Six Illustrations by “Phiz”. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
First edition. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 inches; 159 x 100 mm). viii, 80 pp. With six engraved plates, including frontispiece by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Illustrations with tissue guards.
Publisher's original pictorial printed blue paper boards. Yellow coated endpapers. Some chipping along outer joints. Boards a bit soiled. A bit of tape residue to top edge of front board. Some minor foxing to plates. Overall very good. Housed in a chemise and full morocco solander pull top box by Riviere & Son.
Sketches of Young Ladies, “by Quiz” (possibly E. Caswell or one of the Mayhew brothers), which was published by Chapman and Hall in 1837 is a series of satirical summaries of 24 "types" of young ladies including "The Romantic Young Lady," The Manly Young Lady" and " The Lazy Young Lady." Dickens’s Sketches of Young Gentlemen from the following year (1838), satirized this earlier anonymous work. Dickens followed up this work with Sketches of Young Couples in 1840, and, due to the similarity among the three books, all are often ascribed to Dickens.