London: Trübner & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1875. 1st Edition. , 88,  pp. 12mo. 6-5/8" x 4-1/8". Original publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board. Slight lean. Average wear. Label to ffep. Shelf number to base of spine. Overall, Very Good. Item #47859
"The success of a governess depends on a variety of elements, and the post of governess is a round of tasks, so undefined, in their apparent simplicity, yet, at the same time, so endless, in their evervarying monotony, that I doubt whether any mortal, however gifted, could perform them all, satisfactorily."
So begins this rare primer regarding a 19th C. mainstay profession for the female sex.
Not found on OCLC, nor in the NUC.