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The whole duty of a woman: or a guide to the female sex, from the age of sixteen to sixty, &c

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subjects: women, etiquette, behaviour, cookery, recipes, preserving, candying, cosmetics,

  • 1. The whole duty of a woman: or a guide to the female sex, from the age of sixteen to sixty, &c. Being directions, how women of all qualities and conditions, ought to behave themselves in the various circumstances of this life, for their obtaining not only present, but future happiness. I. Directions how to obtain the divine and moral vertues [sic] of piety, meekness, modesty, chastity, humility, compassion, temperence, and affability, with their advantages, and how to avoid the opposite vices. II. The duty of virgins, directing them what they ought to do, and what to avoid for gaining all the accomplishments required in that state. With the whole art of love .... Also choice receipts in and chirurgery. With the whole art of cookery, preserving, candying, beautifying, &c. [by a lady]. 3rd edition.
    London: printed for J. Guillim   1701
    17 cm.   184 p.  
    GB:   LBL*  
    US:   DCLC   MnU  

    --4th ed. London: printed for [----], 1707. LBL
    --5th ed. London: printed for J. Gwillim, 1712. LBL: NNC
    --8th ed. London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1735. --: DCLC
    --6th ed. London: printed for J. Gwillim, 1718. --: CLU-C
    1. Although this work (1701 ed.) has the same main title and some similar sub-titles to the next entry, it is an entirely different work. Both works have preliminary chapters on moral conduct, but this work does not devote as much space to cookery as the next book.

    Oxford, pp. 46-7.