To see my son's old books. IT DOES HAVE ITS TITLE PAGE. Home comforts; or, Things worth knowing.
In every household; being a digest of facts established by science, observation and practical experience, respecting the important art of living well and cheaply, preserving health and prolonging life. Pa, Calxton, Remsen, & Haffelfinger.
Apx 8" by 5.5". Hardcover with gilt spine lettering - no illustrations. Please scroll down to the very bottom to see how completely wonderful this book is! Elements of comfort/ on planning, painting, & papering house / art of house-furnishing, household conveniences not in general use, marketing & housekeeping hints / fuels, fires, saving gas, etc./ about eating & food, cheap living & economical food, secrets known to good cooks, dainty dishes, suggestions on clothing, secrets of the toilet [medical & beauty recipes /hints], medicine chest, children's diseases, sleep, art of prolonging life. A very interesting & rare book from the late 19th century covering such a range of topics!
Full Contents pictured at the very bottom of listing. 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 - small stain to the back cover [front cover looks good]. Pages are secure, but it is a bit slack & cracked once.
Outer joints - very good. Spine ends - with some. The paper is cracked both front & back.Pages - very clean - just a few small spots. Writing - pencil name on ffep. Rips /folds - a few wee-tip folds, ffep [brown one] is almost detached. Other - Spine gilt still quite bright - Overall in very good condition for its age. DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER BOOKS. 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. T can take up to 14 days to get back East.
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 smell. The following images are from archive. The item "X RARE BOOK VICTORIAN HOUSE GUIDE MEDICAL FURNISHINGS COOKBOOK BEAUTY RECIPES" is in sale since Thursday, August 29, 2019.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.