[TRUSLER, John.]

THE HONOURS OF THE TABLE, or, Rules for Behaviour during Meals; with the whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with Directions for going to Market, and the Method of distinguishing good Provisions from bad; to which is added A Number of Hints or concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all occasions in Life. By the Author of Principles of Politeness, &c. For the use of young people. 1788.
Author [TRUSLER, John.]
Title THE HONOURS OF THE TABLE, or, Rules for Behaviour during Meals; with the whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with Directions for going to Market, and the Method of distinguishing good Provisions from bad; to which is added A Number of Hints or concise Lessons for the Improvement of Youth, on all occasions in Life. By the Author of Principles of Politeness, &c. For the use of young people.
Published London. Printed for the Author, at the Literary=Press... 1788
Stock Code 11618
Description 120, 8 [list of Books] pages. Illustrated with 26 wood-engravings by John Bewick. Original marbled boards, recently re-backed in untitled sheep to match original. 12mo. First edition. Some occasional light spotting; ownership names on front endpaper; else a very good copy of the scarce first edition. Tattersfield JB34. This book was the first and most successful product of the collaboration between Bewick and Trusler. It was reprinted in 1791, 1803, and again in two undated editions. A pirated edition was published in Dublin in 1791.
£2400.00