Boston: The Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd., 1909. Cloth. [HOME ARTS] [COOKERY] [CLEANING]. Cover title: Little Helps, Hints for Our Homemakers
8vo; 341pp + 10pp Index; maroon cloth over board, gilt-stamped lettering on front and spine, b&w pictorial onlay of a young man and woman looking at an old woman at a table; rubbing to boards, loss at corners, light foxing throughout; very good minus. Very good. Item #1861
An interesting collection of household helps including cooking tips, short recipes, hints on cleaning and washing, sewing tips, useful health remedies, and exterminating advice. The blurbs are each titled but collected in no specific order, making for interesting reading but problematic if one is looking for only one topic. The useful 10-page index at the rear of the text is divided into subject matter. Perhaps the most interesting is the section is titled Pyrotechnic Department with information on making Bengal Lights, Crimson Fires, Japanese Parlor Fireworks, and Rockets!