16538

CLASSIC GUIDE FOR YOUNG WOMEN. – FINE BINDING.

(Halifax, George Savile)

The Lady’s New-Year’s-Gift: or, Advice to a Daughter, under these following Heads: viz. Religion, Husband, House, Family and Children, Behaviour and Conversation, Friendship, Censure, Vanity and Affection, Pride, Diversions.

Published
Printed for D.Midwinter

Description
Eighth edition exactly corrected, 12mo., engraved portrait, some light usage, (4), 139, (1)pp., handsomely bound in full contemporary panelled black morocco, gilt, full gilt spine, very lightly rubbed.

£450.00

SKU: 16538

Product Description

This classic guide for young women was drawn up by George Savile, (Marquis of Halifax) (1633-1695) for the use of his daughter Elizabeth, mother of the famous Earl of Chesterfield. It was originally circulated in manuscript and first published without authorisation in 1688. It continued to be published until the end of the 18th Century.