Caption continues: Old-Fashioned party (with old-fashioned prejudices). "Ah! Very clever, I dare say. But I see it's written by a lady, and I want a book that my daughters may read. Give me something else!"
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, Dec. 21, 1867, p. 252.
Cartoon shows an older gentleman, accompanied by a young lady, seated at a bookseller's counter and examining a volume the bookseller has offered him for consideration.