The Practical Housewife: A Complete Encyclopaedia of Domestic Economy and Family Medical Guide

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    New Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged.

    19cm x 12.5cm. xvi, 336 pages, frontispiece, black and white illustrations in the text. Cloth, gilt and blind lettering and decoration.

    Robert Kemp Philp (1819-1882) was an English author of countless cheap handbooks on the practical day-to-day side of life, the most popular of which being Enquire Within upon Everything. The Practical Housewife focuses on everything needed to maintain an English home pithy “Thoughts and Maxims upon Housekeeping; Advice upon the Domestic Treatment of the Sick; the Management of Children, &c.; a series of very instructive papers upon Domestic Manipulation, together with Directions for Cookery and the Choice of Food, in accordance with the Seasons of the Year; also ample Directions upon Carving, and the Arrangement of Tables, &c., with a large number of tried and approved Receipts in almost every description of Domestic Prepartaion.” (from preface)

    Rebacked, with the original spineback laid down. Previous owner’s name and stamp to preliminaries. Minor foxing. Good Condition.


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