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TAYLOR, Mrs Ann 1757-1830
Mrs Ann Taylor was one of a family known as "The Taylors of Ongar'. Her husband was a non-conformist minister and her daughters, Jane and Ann, became well-known as authors of hymns and poetry for children.
- Practical hints to young females
Practical hints to young females, on the duties of a wife, a mother, and a mistress of a family. By Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar, author of "Maternal solicitude for a daughter's best interests' Fifth edition.
17.5 x 10.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-168,  2-12 publ ads frontis engr
GB: LB *OB
Binding: blue paper.
The frontispiece showing a mother and child is dated February 12th 1816. The publishers apparently retained the title-page of an earlier edition without altering the date, but adding the edition number. There are chapters on domestic economy, conduct to the husband, servants, education, sickness, visitors, keeping at home, recreation and the stepmother, together with introduction, conclusion, and remarks "to the husband'. Mrs Taylor's style is discursive and her advice is both moral and practical.
[Title as 1815, sixth edition]
The BMCat lists a sixth edition, title as 1815, as published London: 1816.
[Title as 1815] Tenth edition.
16.0 x 9.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-191 frontis engr
The frontispiece showing a mother and child is dated March 1st 1820 and signed 'J. Springsguth'.
[Title as 1815] Eleventh edition.
16.0 x 9.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-191
The title-page bears the quotation "Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands' from Proverbs.
- Present of a mistress
The present of a mistress to a young servant: consisting of friendly advice and real histories. By Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar. Author of "Maternal solicitude', and "Practical hints to young females'. Second edition.
17.0 x 10.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-167  [i-iv] publ ads frontis engr
GB: LB *OB
Binding: blue paper boards.
Frontispiece engraving is entitled "Lydia Miller' and shows an elderly woman reading her bible. This work was intended as a gift- book for ladies to present to their servants, particularly to young girls beginning work in domestic service. There is some practical information together with general advice on manners and behaviour.
[Another edition, 1819]
Another edition, published London: Taylor and Hessey, 1819, is cited in AbCat, Summer 1979.
The present of a mistress to a young servant. By the late 00100Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar. New edition, by Miss Roberts, author of "The progress of creation", "Ruins and old trees", etc.
14.5 x 9.0 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-viii  2-171 frontis, title-page engr
GB: LB *OB
Binding: green cloth, gilt.
Subjects: servants, conduct,
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