The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition. By the author of Principles of Politeness, Rev. Dr. John Trusler.
The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition
The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition
The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition
The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition
The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition

The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behavior during Meals; with the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by a variety of cts, together with direections for going to market...For the use of Young People. The Fourth Edition

Bath / London: Bath: Printed by M Gye for the author, and sold by A Whellier, No 3 Paternoster-Row, London circa 1806. [2]. 3-72, 4 (publisher catalogue), [4-sample pages?] pages. 4 x 7 inches. Full leather, plain with a few gilt rules on the spine but no titling. Nicely illustrated with woodcuts. Smells quite appropriately, like a fireplace! Small inked number on rear pastedown. A few (burn?) marks to the binding. Light wear to the bindings, approaching loose with joints starting at base of spine (but still sound). Good. Boards. [27519]


The first 12 pages deal with table etiquette and rules for waiting on tables. Page 14 opines on the art of carving. Then the carving suggestions start, various types of meats, with instructions and instructional woodcuts showing how they should be carved. This culinary text ends on page 66, followed by A Number of Valuable Hints, or Concise Lessions worth the attention of Young Persons. Pages 71-72 have Instructions perculiarly adapted to Young Women. Followed by a catalogue of books written and published by the Rev. Dr. Trusler and sold by A. Whellier which shows the current work still in the third edition, with 26 woodcuts, and costing 4s. Ever the self promoter, Trusler self references his other works throughout.

After the four catalogue pages are 2 leaves, identified at the end of the catalogue as "a specimen of the PROGRESS of MAN". The first sample leaf shows a woodcut of two people with a lamp, titled ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. The second sample leaf has a woodcut illustrating an EXECUTION by hanging.

Dated based on the last item in the catalogue list, Life of Trusler, which was published in 1806.

Price: $375.00