From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Printed in 1872, probably 1st edition. 5,000 practical receipts and maxims & over 200 engravings.
Very large book - apx 9.5 by 6.5 and 2.25 thick with 621 pages plus a few ads. Preservation of health, domestic medicine, art of cookery, perfumery, toilet and cosmetics, plus much more! Please zoom in photos as they are part of the condition. Full leather binding in very good condition with some discoloration bottom back side. Marbled endpapers and page edges.The only issue with it is there are a few pages with very small stains [very small], the title page was ripped badly and taped back side, along with it starting to come loose, and the other color plate had it's tissue stick to it. I was able to carefully scrape about 1/3 of it off with my fingernail. I'm a busy mom though so I will leave the rest to you. Just go slow and gentle -it should come off.
Otherwise this rare book is. Chapters for PART 1 include.Chapter I: Thoughts and Maxims on Housekeeping. Chapter II: The Dwelling House. Chapter III: Furnishing a House. Chapter IV: Plate, Cutlery, House-linen. Chapter VIII: The Care of Children. Chapter IX: The care of the Sick. Chapter X: The Store-room & Marketing. Chapter XII: Decanting, Straining, and Filtering Liquids.
Chapter XIII: The Manufacture & Use of Cements. Chapter XIV: Powdering, Grinding, &c. Chapter XV: Knots, Parcels, &c.Chapter XVI: Adulteration of Food and Purity of Water. Chapter XVII: Boiling, Stewing, &c. Chapter XVIII: Economy of Heat.
Chapter XIX: Cleaning & Disinfecting. Chapter XX: Fermenting and Distilling. Chapter XXI: Laying out Tables and Folding Napkins.Chapter XXII: Trussing and Carving. Chapter XXIV: Cookery as an Art. Chapter XXV: Foreign Terms Used in Cookery. Chapter XXVII: Rudiments of Cookery. Chapter XXVIII: Hints and Maxims. Chapter XXIX: Articles in Season for Each Month. PART 2 IS THE COOKBOOK. PART 3 IS THE PERFUME AND TOILET RECIPES. [hair dyes, soaps, cosmetics, etc]. Please don't forget to Add me to your Favorites list. AND check back now and then to see what's new!
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T can take up to 14 days to get back East, it's rare, but it does happen. This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference!My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me. As far as I can tell -this book has no bad smell.
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This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.