Detroit free press publishing co. 8.75" by 6" w/ 687 pages. 12 COLORED PICTURES + a few others in b/w.Containing New Ideas Upon Aquariums, Ferneries, Birds, cabinets, children's amusements, fancy work, plants and flowers, home decorations, house furnishings, housekeeping, health, knitting & crochet, painting, music, useful & ornamental needlework, laundry, toilet, and 100's of minor home subjects. With A Full & Complete Treatise On Cookery//. "Toilet" refers to recipes for perfumes, how to remove freckles, care of the skin, wrinkles, teeth, hair, etc. Also includes: taxidermy, baskets, spatter work, plaster casts, musical chimes, paper landscapes, pressed flowers, rose jars & pillows, rustic work, scrap books, shells, sheeting wax, skeletonized leaves, oyster cans, pictures, home made rugs and carpets, antidotes & poisons, husk mats, beds & pillows, holiday festivities, etching, Easter eggs, the dairy, ferns, fish scale flowers, games, cork work, a cook book section, and more! Photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have 100+ years of wear to varying degrees. Boards - very secure, back cover looks as good as the front - some wear, scrathces & discoloration. Pages very secure, 3 proud sections, rear free endpaper partly detached. Very good [despite what the light shows]. Spine ends - pretty good - line down the spine [it appears someone may have glued this part of the spine to the text block - should not split open on you- textblock seems very solid]. Very good - a bit of wear.
Inner hinges - the front one is not "right" - either someone did some work on it or it wasn't bound correctly - the rear one looks ok - not great, but not too bad. Pages - generally very clean - a few spots, 1 gutter with shadows from small flowers. Writing - name, date, etc on ffep.Rips /folds - 5 or 6 small rips that I saw [have been taped], 2 very small chips. A very rare and solid book. A NICE ONE FOR YOU. FULL OF FUN VICTORIAN CRAFTS, ADVICE, AND RECIPES! Please Add me to your Favorites list.
AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. Don't panic, I will get to ASAP. T can take up to 14 days to get back East. All others please contact me.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 does not smell bad. The item "RAREVICTORIAN HOUSEHOLD CYCLOPEDIA DECOR FANCY WORK COOKBOOK BEAUTY RECIPES ++" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Victorian". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.