Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
A present for a servant-maid: or, the sure means of gaining love
A present for a servant-maid: or, the sure means of gaining love and esteem . . . to which are added, directions for going to market; . . . with some rules for washing. etc. [Anon,].
London: printed and published by T. Gardner 1743
19 cm. 76 p. 1 sh. (or 25 for a guinea to those who give them away)
GB: ENLS* LBL
US: MH NYPL
--another ed. Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner, 1743, LeU(B)
--another ed. Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner, 1744. LBL: CSmH; ICN
--another ed. London: printed and published by T. Gardner, 1745. --: CtY; NcU
--another ed. Boston: reprinted by Rogers and Fowle, [c.1747].
--another ed. London: printed and published by T. Gardner, 1749. LeU(B): CtY; NPV
1. This work contains few receipts and, notwithstanding the similar main-title of Mrs Haywood's other work which was published nearly thirty years later (see previous entry), the two books are entirely different. The later work contains a considerable number of receipts. The following sub-headings give an idea of the content of this earlier book: Sluttishness; Telling Family Affairs; Fortune-Tellers; Giving Saucy Answers; Apeing the Fashion; Delaying to give Change; Washing Victuals; Being too free with Men-Servants; Mispending Time; etc.
2. For the c.1747 edition see Lincoln, p. 7, where it is stated; 'This book is advertised in the Bos
Oxford, p. 73