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[JOHNSON (Mary)]. Madam Johnson's Present: or, every young woman's companion, in useful and universal knowledge. Digested under the following Heads: I. Spelling, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetick, taught without the Help of a Master. II. The Compleat Market-Woman. III. The Cook's Guide for dressing all Sorts of Flesh, Fowl and Fish. IV. For Pickling, Pastry, and Confectionary. V. An Estimate of the Expences of a Family in the middling Station of Life. VI. The Art and Terms of Carving Fish, Fowl, and Flesh. Vii. A Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year for Dinner and Supper, and also for extraordinary Occasions. Viii. The Young Woman's Instructor for the right Spelling of Words used in Marketting, Cookery, Pickling, Preserving, &c. &c. &c. To this edition are added, some plain and very necessary directions to maid-servants in general, and several useful Tables: Which renders it the Completest Book of the Kind ever published. The Compiler, Madam Johnson, in order to make this Book come as cheap as possible to the Purchasers, has, out of her Benevolence, fixed the Price at 1 s. 6 d. Bound; though it contains double the Quantity that is usually sold for that Sum.1765

London: Printed for J. Fuller & W. Nicoll, Third Edition, 12mo, iv, 193, [17]pp., without the final advert leaf, new endpapers, recent quarter calf, red morocco title label to spine. First published in 1753 as as 'The Young woman's companion; or the Servant-Maid's Assistant...' London, H. Jeffery, 1753, with a sixth and final edition appearing in 1772. All edition are rare, of this third edition ESTC locates 2 copies (BL & Library of Virginia), Maclean adds the Yale copy. Maclean, p.77; Cagle, 782 (second edition of 1759); Bitting (second edition); Oxford, p.83.

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