New York: The Century Co., 1898.
Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 378 pages. FIRST EDITION. The author's only household guide, with sections on all aspects of domestic science, from laundry to lighting appliances. While the food section is more of an outline of the way food works than a collection of recipes, there is a separate section on the art of carving, and another on the proper way to shop for meat. Table service, fuel and fires, and building a cold cellar are all covered as well. A bit of edgewear to a leaf or two, otherwise fine internally. A bit of edge wear and sunning to the spine of the black and gilt-stamped red publisher's binding, otherwise very good. The binding design is signed "B.M.&M". [Bitting 357; Cagle 592].