A FAREWELL PRESENT To A FEMALE SCHOLAR, on Going to Service. 19th C. British Class Structure.

A FAREWELL PRESENT To A FEMALE SCHOLAR, on Going to Service.

London: Published by the Sunday-School Union, (n. d.). 1st printing [presumed]. Ca 1828. 72 pp. Frontispiece [dated 1828]. 12mo. 5-3/4" x 3-1/2". Period half-calf binding with marbled paper boards, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. General binding wear. Period poi to front paste-down. Lacks ffep. Evidence of damping to frontispiece bifolium. Withal, an About VG - VG copy. Item #36384

Not found in the NUC, on OCLC, nor COPAC; an apparently unrecorded little work, counseling a young lady regarding her pending move to the world of 'service', "a useful and important station in society .... ". A number of 'rules to live by' follow, including "Fifthly- Always observe a respectful and oblinging behaviour towards those with whom you live, and endeavor to go about your work with a cheerful air, as a pleasure rather than a burden to you ..."

Wonder if this volume served as a servant's primer, in a 19th C. Downton Abbey?

Price: $250.00

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