The Household Book of Practical Receipts, in the Arts, Manufactures, and Trades, Including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Domestic Economy. Illustrated with diagrams.
London; Paris: Published for the proprietor by John Dicks; A. and W. Galignani, 1847.
Octavo (25 x 16 cm.), , x, , 242 pages, printed double-column. Illustrated with small woodcuts of animals and food throughout the text. FIRST EDITION. "The whole book, it is hoped, forms a compendious Cyclopoedia for the tradesman, mechanic, emigrant, and amateur, as well as the heads of families ... advice of the best living authorities in all the departments and branches of which the work treats" (Preface). Some light soiling, a few small dog ears. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards are rubbed. A good copy. With the ownership inscription, "John Hartley Book, Feb. 28, 1849" and the small bookplate of bookseller and culinary collector, John Craig. [OCLC locates two copies (New York Academy of Medicine, British Library, Guelph); not in Bitting].