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WARREN, Mrs Eliza   


See also: Domestic economy.

  • How I managed my children
  • Subjects: children, narratives,

    • 1. How I managed my children from infancy to marriage//by Mrs. Warren//editress of the "Ladies' treasury"//author of "How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year".
      1865
      19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi [7] 8-100   [1s on cover]  
      GB:   LB   *OB  

      Binding: yellow cloth.
      This is a supposedly autobiographical narrative which offers advice to mothers on the practical and moral problems of bringing up children.

    • 2. — Twenty-second thousand.
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] [7] 8-100   [1s on cover]  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      Binding: pink paper boards.

  • House and its furnishings
  • Subjects: narratives,

    • 1. A house and its furnishings; how to choose a house and furnish it at small expense, by Mrs Warren. Author of "How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year", "How I managed my children", "Comforts for small incomes", "Six cookery cards for the kitchen", etc. etc. Editor of "The treasury of literature" and "The ladies' treasury".
      [1869]
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-82, [1] 2-16 publ ads   1s  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      Date from BMCat. The book tells the story of a young woman setting up home.

  • Young wife's perplexities
  • Subjects: narratives,

    • 1. A young wife's perplexities: with hints on the training and instruction of young servants. By Mrs Warren, author of "How I managed my house on L200 a year", "How I managed my children", "My lady-help and what she taught me", "The way it is done", etc.
      1886
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-viii [9] 10-94, [i-ii] publ ads   1s on cover  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      The author's instructions on household management and childcare are presented within a fictional narrative. There is a separate section on training servants.

  • Comfort for small incomes
  • Subjects: narratives, thrift,

    • 1. Comfort for small incomes. By Mrs Warren, author of "How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year", "How I managed my children", and editor of "The ladies' treasury".
      1866
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xi [xii] [13] 14-96, [i] publ ad   frontis engr  
      GB:   LB   *OB  

      The frontispiece engraving shows a distraught kitchen-maid plucking a hare, about to be rebuked by a severe-faced cook. The tale of a cook trying to pluck a hare as if it were a fowl was a well-known joke earlier in the century. The book takes the form of a fictional narrative with miscellaneous advice on the management of servants, cookery, thrift and moral behaviour.

  • How I managed my house
  • Subjects: narratives,

    • 1. How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year. By Mrs. Warren, editress of "The ladies' treasury". Sixth thousand.
      1864
      19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] 9-96   1s on cover  
      GB:   LB   *OB  

      Binding: limp yellow and black cloth. The LB copy is on microfilm. This was originally serialised in the "Ladies' treasury', issued monthly at 6d. It is supposedly the author's autobiography, using a narrative framework to bring together oddments of advice on housekeeping.

    • 2. — [Title as 1864, another edition 1865]
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [9] 10-96   1s on cover  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      Binding: yellow cloth. The twenty-first thousandth impression. General comments: Mrs. Warren's popularity as a author can be gauged from the success of this book. The preface to the first edition is dated November 1864, while this first reprint has a prefatory note dated February 1865, which indicates a sale of twenty thousand copies in three months in addition to the audience reached through the "Ladies' treasury'. A third American edition was published Boston: 1866. There is a copy in the Library of Congress.

  • How the lady-help taught girls
  • Subjects: narratives,

    • 1. How the lady-help taught girls to cook and be useful.
      1879
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi [7] 8-96   1s on cover  
      GB:   LB   *OB  

      With index.
      Binding: yellow, red and blue illustrated boards.
      Within the framework of an informal narrative the author suggests ways for mothers to instruct their own children or young servants in domestic skills. She includes a spinkling of moral advice and some unusual items, among them how to cook an elephant's foot.

  • My lady-help
  • Subjects: narratives,

    • 1. My lady-help, and what she taught me.
      1877
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [1] 2-102  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      This is another collection of household hints worked into an account of the author's supposed personal reminiscences.


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