Lifestyle advice for the Englishwoman of 1740 to go under hammer

Lifestyle advice for the Englishwoman of 1740 to go under hammer

Why a young virgin must not look a lusty man in the eye… and other compelling lifestyle advice for the Englishwoman of 1740

8:16 AM on 6th September 2011

Companion: A self-help guide for women of 18th century Britain offers advice on how to fend off the advances of men and was said to be essential reading for

Companion: A self-help guide for women of 18th century Britain offers advice on how to fend off the advances of men and was said to be essential reading for “virgins, wives and widows”

Under the hammer: The book would have originally cost just three shillings but is expected to fetch 2,000 at an auction in London later this month

Under the hammer: The book would have originally cost just three shillings but is expected to fetch 2,000 at an auction in London later this month

Enlarge Failing the taste test: This recipe for tortoise tart - served with crayfish - was published in 1682

Failing the taste test: This recipe for tortoise tart – served with crayfish – was published in 1682