The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin.

Philadelphia and Chicago: Farm Journal; copyright 1885 by Wilmer Atkinson; Electroplated, printed, and bound by J.F. Dickson & Co., 1886.

Duodecimo (13 x 8.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated. Table of contents is really a short index. Second printing. The 1885 original issue appears to have been 96 pages long, and larger in dimensions (18 cm. tall). A home economics manual for the rural housewife, drawn from the pages of Farm Journal. Interesting topics such as Taking Care of Things, Down Cellar, Up-Stairs Work, Comforts and Conveniences, Kindlings, and School Lunches, are included. Farm Journal was a Philadelphia-based rural farm paper which ran from 1877 to 1939. A few clippings laid-in, and a bit of offsetting as a result. A bit of edge chipping to publisher's black and red printed wrapper, otherwise very good or better. Scarce. [OCLC records three copies of this 1886 issue with 64 pages, and four copies of all other issues; not in Cagle].

Price: $90.00