The young woman's guide to virtue, economy, and happiness: being an improved and pleasant directory for cultivating the heart and understanding...

Collection History

The selection of images was prepared for the companion volume and website accompanying an exhibition, "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era," held April 8 - July 30, 2005 in the Library's D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall.

Related Resources

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell. Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era (2005)

NYPL. "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era."(2005) <http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/victoria/>

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1818 (Questionable)
Place: Newcastle upon Tyne
Publisher: Mackenzie & Dent
Edition: Third
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Armstrong, J. Young woman's guide. 1818. 3 ed.)
Topics
Young women -- Conduct of life
Home economics
Cooking, English
Women household employees
Genres
Books
Handbooks and manuals
Notes
Content: Dedication: "To the young females of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, this work is most respectfully inscribed ..."
Content: Illustrations: Frontispiece engraving, "A domestic scene," depicting a family at dinner. -- Extra engraved title-page, with a vignette of a woman seated under a tree at a drawing table, with an easel and paints. -- Diagram engraving of cuts of meat (beef; veal; venison; pork; mutton). -- Diagram engraving of servings of meat (cod's head; shoulder of mutton; aitch bone of beef; leg of mutton; half a calf's head; quarter of lamb). -- A second diagram engraving of servings of meat (haunch of venison; hare; ham; goose; pig; roast fowl). -- Diagram engraving of poultry cuts (boil'd fowl; partridge; leg; pheasant; wing; neck bone; pigeons). -- 6 plates of engraved diagrams suggesting a "Table of One Course" for each month of the year; two months are illustrated on each plate. -- Diagram engraving suggesting dessert plates for winter and summer.
Physical Description
Extent: Xii, 684 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Watermark = 1818
Bound in full polished calf, with a red morocco spine label and gilt spine titling.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18102179
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1bed3e80-c606-012f-72df-58d385a7bc34
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