Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
- All about it
All about it: or the history and mystery of common things. Second edition.
17.0 x 10.5 cm Pp [i-iii] iv-vi  2-260, [1-8] publ ads
GB: LoEN LB *OPo(F)
Binding: red cloth, gilt.
The text which is obviously intended for children covers a wide range of materials in household use, from tea, porcelain and coal to opium, lucifer matches and whalebone. The origins and uses of these materials are explained in a question and answer format.
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