The Skillful Housewife's Book: Or Complete Guide to Domestic Cookery, Taste, Comfort, and Economy. Embracing 659 Receipts pertaining to Household Duties, the Care of Health, Gardening, Flowers, Birds, Education of Children, etc., etc. Thirty-Fifth Thousand

New York: A.O. Moore, Agricultural Book Publisher, (Late C.M. Saxton & Co.), no 140 Fulton Street, 1858.

Octavo (19 x 12 cm.), xii, 216, pages. Wood-engraved, illustrated second title page and frontispiece. Later edition, stated “Thirty-fifth Thousand”; originally published by New York's D. Newell in 1846. The fourth volume in the publisher's series of Rural Hand Books (an identical series was issued by Saxton). This small work was designed to guide and educate women about how to run the home. The discussion includes issues of politeness and temper, bathing and exercise, simple house cures for ailments, how to preserve eggs and how to make “Splendid Johnny Cake”. Present are instructions for removing grease from books. Light foxing but sound; pencil notes to rear free end paper. Marbled boards over early half burgundy morocco; rubbed and with some separating to leather at hinges (hinges sound though). Generally good. [OCLC locates five copies of this issue; Cagle 8; this issue not in Lowenstein (but multiple earlier editions)].

Price: $150.00

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