Lot 15 of 373:
The Female Instructor, 1811  

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The Female Instructor; or, Young Woman's Companion: being a guide to all the accomplishments which adorn the female character, etc.



Nuttell, Fisher & Dixon



560 pp. Illus. with copper-engraved title page and 9 copper plates illustrating fables and table settings. 8x5", period tree calf, morocco spine label. 

The Female Instructor is a conduct manual that promises to teach its reader ‘all the accomplishments’ that will equip her to be a ‘useful member of society – a pleasing and instructive companion or, a respectable mother’ (title page). The first page of the index (p. 5) shows the range of the manual: it encompasses the emotional and the practical, offering advice on courtship and love, as well as asthma, bread-making and the safest methods for raising children. Other topics include education, etiquette, leisure, sensibility and marriage.

Lot Amendments

Owner's name and date of 1838 to front pastedown, foxing to engraved title page. Very good.

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