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- Young woman's guide
The young woman's guide to virtue, economy and happiness; being an improved and pleasant directory for cultivating the heart and understanding; with a complete and elegant system of domestic cookery, formed upon principles of economy; also, the art of carving and decorating a table, explained by engravings. Confectionary in all its branches. Proper directions for marketting, and bills of fare for every day in the year. Best method of brewing for large or small families. Making and managing British wines. Valuable medical directions. A great variety of useful family receipts. To which are added, instructions to female servants in every situation; approved rules for nursing and educating children and for promoting matrimonial happiness: illustrated by interesting tales and memoirs of celebrated females; the whole combining all that is essential to the attainment of every domestic, elegant, and intellectual accomplishment. By Mr. John Armstrong, and assistants of unquestionable experience in medicine, cookery, brewing, and all the branches of domestic economy. Embellished and illustrated with twelve appropriate engravings.
21.0 x 13.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-xii  14-684 Tp engr, 12 full-page illus incl frontis
GB: LoEN *OPo(F)
Date from LoEN catalogue.
There are two title-pages, one engraved. The frontispiece carries the title "A woman presenting the Young Woman's Guide to her servant'. The remaining engravings show methods of carving and table settings.
In his preface the author explains that the Guide is not for children but for "young females, who have acquired the first rudiments of education', and whose education the work is evidently designed to complete.
The BMCat lists a sixth edition as being published, Newcastle: Mackenzie and Dent, with a possible date of 1825. The title appears to be the same as the unnumbered  edition.
[Eighth edition, 1828
This edition is listed by the BMCat as being published, Newcastle: Mackenzie and Dent 1828. The title appears to be the same as the unnumbered  edition.
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