Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
- Practical economy
Practical economy; or, the application of modern discoveries to the purposes of domestic life.
19.0 x 11.5 cm Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x  2-359
GB: LB(S) *OPo(F)
The book is intended for householde rs of some wealth, and is written in a detached, philosophical and would-be scientific style. It gives advice on the arrangement o f a house, taking care of furnishings and belongings, leisure pursuits , household stores, cleaning, laundry, the larder, dairy, bakery, cellars, garden and poultry, domestic accidents, travel and on dealing with the poor.
Cited in Oxford, p 149.
[Title as 1821] Second edition
19.0 x 11.5 cm Pp  2  4 [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xii [xiii]  2-379 [i-v]
GB: OPo(F) *WYoLUB
A new system of practical domestic economy; founded on modern discoveries, and the private communications of persons of experience. Third edition, revised and greatly enlarged, to which are now first added, estimates of household expenses, founded on economical principles, and adapted to families of every description.
18.5 x 11.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-xii  2-402 [1-3] 4-6  8 [9-11] 12-76 [77-100]
Cited in Bitting, p 583. An index, a section on the servants' hall and another on housekeeping have been added in this edition.
[Title as 1823, another edition, 1825]
The LB(S) catalogue lists an edition of "A new system of practical domestic economy as published London: H. Colburn, 1825.
[Title as 1823, another edition, 1827]
The MCR catalogue lists an edition of "A new system of practical domestic economy' as published London: H. Colburn, 1827.
[Title as 1823]
19.0 x 11.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xii  2-463 [464-488]
Cited in Bitting, p. 583.
[Title as 1823]
19.0 x 11.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-xii [ix-x]  2-463  [i-xx], [1-24] publ ads
Cited in Oxford, p 167.
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