The great law of subordination consider'd, or, The insolence and unsufferable behaviour of servants in England duly enquir'd into : illustrated with a great variety of examples, historical cases, and remarkable stories of the behaviour of some particular servants, suited to all the several arguments made use of, as they go on : in ten familiar letters : together with a conclusion, being an earnest and moving remonstrance to the house-keepers and heads of families in Great-Britain, pressing them not to cease using their utmost interest (especially at this juncture) to obtain sufficient laws for the effectual regulation of the manners and behaviour of their servants : as also a proposal, containing such heads or constitutions, as wou'd effectually answer this great end, and bring servants of every class to a just (and yet not a grievous) regulation.

Other records:
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Other Title:
Great law of subordination consider'd
Insolence and unsufferable behaviour of servants in England duly enquir'd into
London : Sold by S. Harding ... W. Lewis ... T. Worrall ... A. Bettesworth ... W. Meadows ... and T. Edlin ..., 1724.
[2], ij, 302, [2] p. ; 20 cm (8vo)
edow hes, lln, haSe (3) 1724 (A)
Household employees -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
England London.
"Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe."--ESTC.
Signatures: [A]² B-U⁸.
Woodcut initials, factotums and head-piece.
Type ornament head-pieces and tail-piece.
Title within border of double rules.
Booksellers' advertisement on leaf U8r.
"Price Three Shillings Sixpence."
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Amy Comegys Memorial Fund.
RBC copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2017 from Christopher Edwards Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts.
RBC copy bound in full contemporary paneled calf (or sheep?) with blind-tooled rules and ornaments; 5 raised bands on spine; gold-ruled spine panels; later gold-stamped red morocco spine label ("LAW OF SUBORDINATION."); all edges stippled red and blue(?).
RBC copy: hinges and head and tail of spine worn.
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
ESTC T70340
Moore 457
Harding, Samuel, -1755, bookseller.
Lewis, William, active 1709-1725, bookseller.
Worrall, Thomas, -1767, bookseller.
Bettesworth, Arthur, -1739, bookseller.
Meadows, William, -1760, bookseller.
Edlin, Thomas, bookseller.
Amy Comegys Memorial Fund.
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