The Book of the Household; or Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping and Domestic Medicine - 2 Volumes. Home Remedies, "Competent Persons under the Superintendence of an Association of Heads of Families, Men of Science"

The Book of the Household; or Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping and Domestic Medicine - 2 Volumes.

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.

Price: $250.00