Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Present of a mistress

By TAYLOR, Mrs Ann

subjects: servants, conduct,

  • 1. 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] [1] 2-167 [168] [i-iv] publ ads   frontis engr
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    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.

  • 2. — [Another edition, 1819]

    Another edition, published London: Taylor and Hessey, 1819, is cited in AbCat, Summer 1979.

  • 3. — 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 [1] 2-171   frontis, title-page engr
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    Binding: green cloth, gilt.