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A new present for a servant-maid: containing rules

By HAYWOOD, ELIZA FOWLER

subjects: cookery, household management, manners, servants,

  • 1. A new present for a servant-maid: containing rules for her moral conduct both with respect to herself and her superiors: the whole art of cookery . . . in ten books. etc. [by Mrs Haywood].
    London: printed for G. Pearch; and H.Gardner   1771
    19 cm.   xiii, 272 p. frontis.   2 sh.  
    GB:   LeU(B)5  
    US:   DCLC   KMK   NYPL  

    --another ed. London: printed for G. Pearch; and H. Gardner, [c.1775]. -- ICJ
    1. The main title in Murphy, p. 19 contains the misprint 'serving-maid' in place of servant- maid'.
    2. The term 'books' in this (as in many other) 18th-century works means 'part' or 'section', and includes directions for marketing, the art of preserving, making English wines, the whole art of distilling, and instructions for carving.
    3. For biographies of Mrs Eliza Fowler Haywood see DNB, vol. 9 (1908), pp. 313-15; and M. Priestley, The Female Spectator (London, 1929).
    4. Scots Mag., vol. 34 (Apr. 1772), p. 205, confirms that the price was 2 sh.
    5. The LeU(B) edition is inscribed 'Elizabeth Baker Her Book, London October 9th 1780'.

    Bitting, p. 220