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SERVANTS' GUIDE   


  • Servants' guide andfamily manual
  • Subjects: servants, duties: general, receipts,

    • 1. The servants' guide and family manual: with new and improved receipts, arranged and adapted to the duties of all classes of servants: housekeeper, cook, lady's maid, nurse, housemaid, laundry- maid / dairymaid, butler, valet, coachman, groom, footman, and gardner. Forming a complete system of domestic management, from the most recent and authentic sources, aided by numerous private communications. To which is added an appendix of lists, rates, and tables, and other useful information. PPPP London: John Limbird 1830
      1830
      18.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii [ix] x-xii [1] 2-288 [1] 2-24 [i] ii-x   frontis engr  
      GB:   LB   *Priv coll  

      Binding: green cloth.
      Price from label on spine. This edition is cited in Bitting, p 602. The frontispiece engraving shows various coronets, mitres and helmets with the explanation "a knowledge of their distinctions will be useful to the reader'. The appendix gives a range of miscellaneous information including hackney carriage fares, a list of London clubs, the laws regulating innkeepers and servants, lists of libraries, police officers and newspaper offices, marketing tables, postage and porterage tables.

    • 2. — [Another edition, [1831]]
      US:   MCR  

      The catalogue of Radcliffe College library cites another edition as published London: John Limbird [1831].

    • 3. — The servants' guide and family manual: with new and improved receipts, arranged and adapted to the duties of all classes of servants: housekeeper, cook, lady's maid, nurse, housemaid, laundrymaid, dairymaid, butler, valet, coachman, groom, footman, and gardener. Forming a complete system of domestic management, from the most recent and authentic sources, aided by numerous private communications. Fourth edition.
      18.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii-xii [1] 2-288 [1] 2-24 [i] ii-x   frontis engr  
      GB:   *WYoLUB  

      Date from preface.

    • 4. — [Seventh edition, "The family manual and servants' guide', [1856]]
      GB:   LB  

      The BMCat lists an edition of "The family manual and servants' guide ... forming a complete treasury of domestic management' as published London: H.G. Collins [1856]. The edition is given as the seventh. Note the change of title.

    • 5. — The family manual and servants' guide: containing upwards of 1,000 new and approved receipts. For the housekeeper / lady's maid / cook / nurse / housemaid / laundrymaid / dairymaid / butler / valet / coachman / footman / groom / gardener / &c. &c. forming a complete treasury of domestic management. New edition.
      18.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-viii [1] 2-288 [1s and 1s 6d   see comments]  
      GB:   *OB  

      Date from OB catalogue.
      Binding: purple cloth, gilt.
      A publisher's advertisement gives the price as 1s or 1s 6d strongly bound.


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