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MASCULINITY: MEN DEFINING MEN AND GENTLEMEN, 1560-1918

Part 1: 1600-1800, Sources from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

Contents of Reels - Part 1

Caricatures and Essential Types

REEL 1
Douce Ballads, Volume 3. Douce Ballads 3
The Noble Gallant. London, c.1670. Wood E 25 (80)
The Compleat Citt: or, The Man of Fashion. London, 1683. Ashm. G16 (83)
The Father's Wholesome Admonition ... [a ballad] London, 1690 (?)Firth b.19 (10)
An Essay in Praise of Knavery. 3rd ed, The Knaves Creed. and A Knave's Last Will and Testament. London, 1723. Douce VV158 (4)

Chivalric & Courtly Behaviour

REEL 2

The Courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio ... done into English by Thomas Hoby. London, 1561. Tanner 248 (1)
Pierre de la Primaudaye. The French Academie, 1589. 70.d.63


REEL 3

A notable and pleasant History of the Famous renowned Knights of the Blade, commonly called Hectors or St Nicholas Clerkes. London, 1652. Wood 371 (7)
Rules of Civility: or, The Art of Good-Breeding. London, c.1675. Wood 69 (1)
An Essay upon Modern Gallantry … London, 1762. Douce GG48
The Gallant Companion: or, an Antidote for the Hyp & Vapours. London, 1746. Vet A4 f..1352

Education, 1671-1800

REEL 4
Richard Lingard – A Letter of Advice to a Young Gentleman Leaving the University, concerning his behaviour in the World. London, 1671, Wood 792 (5)
Jean Gailhard – The Compleat Gentleman or Directions for the Education of Youth as to their Breeding at Home, and Travelling Abroad. (2 vols) London, 1678. 8° Q18 Art
John Locke – Some Thoughts Concerning Education. London, 1693. 260 g. 512
Henry Felton – A Dissertation on Reading the Classics and Forming a Just Style. London, 1713. Vet A4. f.1547
John Clarke – An Essay upon the Education of Youth in Grammar Schools. London, 1720. 260. g. 100 (2)

REEL 5
Daniel Defoe – The Compleat English Gentlemen. (c. 1728), K.D. Bulbring, (ed.), London, 1890. 247125. d. 1
J.L. Costeker – The Fine Gentleman or the Compleat Education of a Young Nobleman, London 1732. Vet A4. e.1618
[Lt. Col. James Forrester (ed)] Lord Chesterfield’s Advice to His Son and The Polite Philosopher, 1774 (revised) London, 1907. 26520. e. 231
Sir William Keith – A Collection of Papers and other Tracts, London, 1740. Hope 8° 544

REEL 6

David Fordyce – Dialogues Concerning Education, or a plan laid down on that subject in several conversations of some philosophical gentleman, and for training up the youth of both sexes in learning and virtue, (2 vols) London, 1745. Vet A4. e.2651
James Burgh – The Dignity of Human Nature, London, 1754. G G 73 Art
Gilbert Burnet – Thoughts on Education (1668), J. Clarke, (ed.). London, 1761. G Pamph 2706 (1)

REEL 7
Sir John Fielding – The Universal Mentor, London, 1763. Hope 8° 394
Richard Hurd – Dialogues on the Uses of Foreign Travel Considered as a Part of an English Gentleman’s Education: Between Lord Shaftesbury and Mr. Locke, London, 1764. Vet A5. e.3668
The Polite Instructor; or, Youth's Museum, Dublin, 1768. Vet A5 f.1812

REEL 8
Thomas Sheridan – British Education: or, The Source of the Disorders of Great Britain, London, 1756. Vet A5 e.1366
Thomas Sheridan – A Plan of Education for the Young Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, London, 1769. 8° S144 (1) Linc
George Chapman – A Treatise of Education, Edinburgh, 1773. 8° Y 24 Art

REEL 9
8° Q181, 182 Linc James Fordyce – Addresses to Young Men (2 vols), London, 1777
Vicesimus Knox – Liberal Education: or, a Practical Treatise on the Methods of Acquiring Useful and Polite Learning, London, 1781. 8° C 224 BS

REEL 10
John Moore - A View of Society and Manners in Italy (2 vols), Dublin, 1781. 8° F 141, 142 BS

REEL 11
Thomas Day – The History of Sandford and Merton (vol 1) 4th ed. London, 1787. Vet A5. e.620
Thomas Day – The History of Sandford and Merton (vol 2), London, 1786. Vet A5. f.108
Thomas Day – The History of Sandford and Merton (vol 3), London, 1789. Vet A5. f.109

REEL 12
8° F 154, 155 BS John Moore – A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland and Germany, with Anecdotes Relating to some Eminent Characters (2 vols), Dublin, 1797

Masculinity & Effeminacy

REEL 13
Mary Evelyn – Mundus Muliebris: or, The Ladies Dressing Room Unlock’d and her Toilette Spread, London, 1690. Douce E 238 (1)
Samuel Foote – The Englishman in Paris. A comedy in two acts London, 1753. M. adds. 108. e.82 (3)
Samuel Foote – The Englishman return’d from Paris. A farce in two acts, London, 1756. M. adds. 108. e.82 (4)
John Brown – An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times (Vol.1) London, 1757. G Pamph 100 (1)
G Pamph 103 (1) John Brown – An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times (Vol.2) London, 1758
R. Hitchcock – The Macaroni, a comedy, York, 1773. Mal. B. 27 (1)
Advice Books

REEL 14
The Father's Legacy: or Counsels to his Children, London, 1678. Vet. A3 e.544
William Darrell – A Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life, (2nd ed.), London, 1704. 8° T. 93 Th
Advice to a Son in the University, London, 1708. Gough Camb 66 (1)
James Puckle – The Club: or, a Dialogue Between Father and Son London, 1711. Douce P 761
James Puckle – The Club: or, a Grey Cap for a Green Head, in a Dialogue Between Father and Son – enlarged, London, 1723. Hope 8° 216
John Harris – A Treatise upon the Modes: or, a Farewell to French Kicks, London, 1715. Douce H 301
Advice to a Son, Directing him How to demean himself in The Most Important Passage of Life (4th edn), London, 1716. Vet A4 f .1406

REEL 15
William Darrell – A Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life, (9th edn) London, 1727. Vet A4. e.2854
G Pamph 1256 (8) Thomas Wilson – The Many Advantages of a Good Language to Any Nation, with an Examination of the present State of our own ... London, 1724. G Pamph 1256 (8)
Advice to a Soldier, in two Letters, written to an Officer in the English Army, London, 1744. GG 124 Art
The Gentleman’s Library; containing Rule for Conduct in all parts of Life. (4th edn) London, 1744. Hope 8° 424

REEL 16
Manners: the manners of men, both as they really are, and as they ought to be." 2nd edn, London, 1752. Hope 8° 609 Henry Venn – The Complete Duty of Man, (new edition), 1763. 41.735

REEL 17
John Andrews – An Account of the Character and Manners of the French; With occasional Observations on the English (2 vols), London, 1770. Vet A5. e.5237
John Andrews – Letters to a Young Gentleman, On his Setting out for France, London, 1784. Vet A5. e.2362

REEL 18
Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield – Letters to his son Philip Stanhope, Esq., (2 vols) London, 1774. GG 98, 99 Art

REEL 19
Thomas Gisborne – An Enquiry into the Duties of Men in the Higher and Middle Classes of Society in Great Britain (2nd edn) (2 vols) London, 1795. Vet A5. e.6205

REEL 20
B de Muralt – Letters describing the Characters and Customs the English and French Nations. Translated, London, 1726. Vet A4 e.2249

Batista Angeloni - Letters on the English Nation (see John Shebbeare), London, 1755. 226 j. 264, 265

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