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Footman's directory

By COSNETT, Thomas

subjects: menservants,

  • 1. The footman's directory, and butler's remembrancer; or, the advice of Onesimus to his young friends: comprising, hints on the arrangement and performance of their work; rules for setting out tables and sideboards; the art of waiting at table, and conducting large and small parties; directions for cleaning plate, glass, furniture, clothes, and all other things which come within the care of a man-servant; and advice respecting behaviour to superiors, tradespeople, and fellow- servants. With an appendix, comprising various useful receipts and tables. Second edition, with considerable additions and improvements.
    18.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xii [1] 2-324  
    GB:   FStU   LB   *OPo(F)  

    Cited in Oxford, p 153. The preface is signed "Onesimus'. The title-page has "printed for the author; and sold by J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly'.

  • 2. — By Thomas Cosnett. A new edition, with considerable additions and improvements.
    18.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-xvi [1] 2-320  
    GB:   LB   LoEN   *WYoLUB  

    The fourth edition.

  • 3. — [Fifth edition, 1825]
    GB:   LB   LVA  

    The BMCat lists another edition as published London: Simpkin & Marshall and Henry Colburn, 1825. This edition is also cited in Bitting, p 102, as the fifth, and in Oxford, p 153.