Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
Present of a mistress
subjects: servants, conduct,
The present of a mistress to a young servant: consisting of friendly advice and real histories. By Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar. Author of "Maternal solicitude', and "Practical hints to young females'. Second edition.
17.0 x 10.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii]  2-167  [i-iv] publ ads frontis engr
GB: LB *OB
Binding: blue paper boards.
Frontispiece engraving is entitled "Lydia Miller' and shows an elderly woman reading her bible. This work was intended as a gift- book for ladies to present to their servants, particularly to young girls beginning work in domestic service. There is some practical information together with general advice on manners and behaviour.
[Another edition, 1819]
Another edition, published London: Taylor and Hessey, 1819, is cited in AbCat, Summer 1979.
The present of a mistress to a young servant. By the late 00100Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar. New edition, by Miss Roberts, author of "The progress of creation", "Ruins and old trees", etc.
14.5 x 9.0 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-viii  2-171 frontis, title-page engr
GB: LB *OB
Binding: green cloth, gilt.