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JOHNSON, MARY   flourished 1754-1772


  • Madam Johnson's present: or, the best instructions for young women
  • Subjects: etiquette,

    • 1. Madam Johnson's present: or, the best instructions for young women, in use- ful and universal knowledge. etc.
      London: printed for M. Cooper and C. Sympson   1754
      17 cm. bound.   xiv, 222 p. frontis.2   1 sh. 3 d. sewed, or 1 sh. 6 d.  
      GB:   LeU(B)*  
      US:   CaOTP   NPV   NYPL  

      --another ed. London; printed for M. Cooper, 1755. LWML; LeU(B)
      --2nd ed. London: printed for J. Fuller, 1759. ENLS; LeU(B): KMK
      --2nd ed. London: printed for H. Owen, 1759. --: DCLC
      --3rd ed. London: printed for J. Fuller, 1765. --: CtY; ViSL
      --another ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1769. --; NYPL
      --4th ed. Dublin: printed for James Williams, 1770. LBL: MH
      --5th ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1770.
      --6th ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1772. LWML: NNNAM
      1. The contents (1754 ed.) cover a great variety of subjects, including, for example, a summary of 'the late Marriage Act', and a list of children's names. See illustration on p. 75.
      2. The frontispiece of the 1754 ed. is entitled: 'Madam Johnson the accomplish'd Lady'.
      3. The only known reference to the 5th edition (1770) is given in Pub.Adv. (26 Dec. 1770), p. 1, which states: 'A very proper Christmas Box, or New Years Gift, for Servant-Maids. This day is published, The Fifth Edition, to which are added, some plain and very necessary Di

      Bitting, p. 247; Oxford, p. 83

  • The young woman's companion; or the servant-maid's assistant
  • Subjects: household management, servants,

    • 1. The young woman's companion; or the servant-maid's assistant; digested under several heads . . . viz .... a short essay on the benefits of learning . . . the . compleat market woman . . . the compleat cook-maid, pastry-cook, and con- fectioner. etc.
      London: printed for H. Jeffery   1753
      [----] frontis. [----]  

      1. The author described herself as 'for many years a superintendent of a lady of quality's family in the City of York'.
      2. According to Oxford, p. 83, 'a second edition appeared in 1759 under the title of Madam Johnson's Present. It has many points of difference from the original'. The present compiler thinks it more likely that these are two separate books; see previous entry: JOHNSON, Mary, Madam Johnson's present.

      Oxford, p. 83


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