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Practical hints to young females

By TAYLOR, Mrs Ann

subjects: ethics,

  • 1. 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.
    1815
    17.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-168, [1] 2-12 publ ads   frontis engr
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    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.

  • 2. — [Title as 1815, sixth edition]
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    The BMCat lists a sixth edition, title as 1815, as published London: 1816.

  • 3. — [Title as 1815] Tenth edition.
    16.0 x 9.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-191   frontis engr
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    The frontispiece showing a mother and child is dated March 1st 1820 and signed 'J. Springsguth'.

  • 4. — [Title as 1815] Eleventh edition.
    16.0 x 9.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-191  
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    The title-page bears the quotation "Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands' from Proverbs.