An 18th Century Self Help Guide for Virgins, Widows, and Wives Up for Auction
Advice book for sale. Image via the Daily Mail.
On September 20th, The Lady’s Companion: or an Infallible Guide to the Fair Sex, published in 1740, will go on sale at Bloomsbury Auctions in London. "The volume would have originally cost around three shillings but is expected to fetch up to £2,000." Learn more about the book at this link from The Daily Mail.
Advice about chastity, 1740. Image from the virtual book.
If the price seems a little steep, one can read the bookvirtually at this site. The advice contained inside its pages is nothing short of medieval, and would be tolerated for 3 seconds by the modern woman (but perhaps accepted by a nun.)