If you missed out on that book, then here's your chance to get your own copy at a discounted price! Condition: Cover has mild wear and some staining as seen in photos. The binding is cracked at the front and rear exposing the webbing. Several pages in the front have come loose at the bottom, but still attached at the top.
The rest of the pages are holding. Occasional minor wear to the binding.Pages 179 to 190 are torn. Former owner name plate is glued to the front. Pencil writing at the beginning of what looks like a recipe. Pages are complete and free from writing unless specified above. THE COMPLETE HOME: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Life and Affairs. A Volume of Practical Experiences.
Printed in 1883 by J. 9" x 6" decorative cloth binding. Illustrated with full-page color and black and white plates. Here is an informative, richly detailed and beautifully illustrated guide to Victorian living - everything a young woman of the late 1870s would need to know to run a fashionable, respectable household and raise a virtuous and well-mannered family. This Book - the product of years of careful investigation, of actual experiences, and of a profound veneration for the Divinely instituted Home - undertakes to show how every sound man and woman may safely marry, how every family may have a competence, how every home may go on from good to better, and how each household may be not only gladsome in itself, but a spring of strength and safety to the country at large.This book treats of the individual as set in Households: it regards the household as a unit in its affections, aims, success. The Home itself, in its practical working, its food, clothing and shelter, its earnings, savings and spending, its amusements, industries and culture, will be found faithfully portrayed. Home décor, well-appointed rooms, management of servants, household hints, cooking recipes, child-rearing, nursemaids, personal dress (including the dangers of a tightly-laced corset), health and beauty, home industry, what kinds of books to read, entertaining guests, how to manage in hard times. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "closetcleaning-2" and is located in this country: US.
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