London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1887. 1st Edition. Half Bound Leather. First edition. 8vo; vii [i] 988pp; half-bound in maroon leather with pebbled cloth, gilt stamped title to spine; blue endpapers; black and white illustrations; light shelf wear to cover, light age toning of paper; very good plus. Very good +. Item #56
Exhaustive guide to household management. Chapters include information on everything from selecting a house, its sanitation and ventilation and decoration, to protection against thieves and fire. Recipes for meals, instructions on housekeeping and marketing, cleaning and maintenance of the home, clothing, animals, the garden and the library. Also, a chapter on Household Law which covers landlords, tenants, servants, insurance and other staff.