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Madam Johnson's present: or, the best instructions for young women

By JOHNSON, MARY

subjects: etiquette,

  • 1. Madam Johnson's present: or, the best instructions for young women, in use- ful and universal knowledge. etc.
    London: printed for M. Cooper and C. Sympson   1754
    17 cm. bound.   xiv, 222 p. frontis.2   1 sh. 3 d. sewed, or 1 sh. 6 d.  
    GB:   LeU(B)*  
    US:   CaOTP   NPV   NYPL  

    --another ed. London; printed for M. Cooper, 1755. LWML; LeU(B)
    --2nd ed. London: printed for J. Fuller, 1759. ENLS; LeU(B): KMK
    --2nd ed. London: printed for H. Owen, 1759. --: DCLC
    --3rd ed. London: printed for J. Fuller, 1765. --: CtY; ViSL
    --another ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1769. --; NYPL
    --4th ed. Dublin: printed for James Williams, 1770. LBL: MH
    --5th ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1770.
    --6th ed. London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1772. LWML: NNNAM
    1. The contents (1754 ed.) cover a great variety of subjects, including, for example, a summary of 'the late Marriage Act', and a list of children's names. See illustration on p. 75.
    2. The frontispiece of the 1754 ed. is entitled: 'Madam Johnson the accomplish'd Lady'.
    3. The only known reference to the 5th edition (1770) is given in Pub.Adv. (26 Dec. 1770), p. 1, which states: 'A very proper Christmas Box, or New Years Gift, for Servant-Maids. This day is published, The Fifth Edition, to which are added, some plain and very necessary Di

    Bitting, p. 247; Oxford, p. 83

Title-page from Mary Johnson, Madam Johnson's present