London: The London Printing and Publishing Co., n.d. ca 1860. First edition. Leather Bound with gilded tooling on covers and binding, marbled endpapers. Octavo, pp. 576 (Vol I), 576 (Vol II), illustrated with steel engravings. Good, professionally rebacked. Item #1638
A wonderful slice of life/snapshot of mid nineteenth century domestic life. Along with the hundreds of illustrations, the volumes contain dozens of engraved plates (many from original daguerotypes) of period interiors and ceramics, etc. All in all a fascinating set.