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HAMER, Mrs Sarah Sharp   1839-1927

Phillis Browne was the pseudonym of Mrs. Sarah Hamer, who was also the author of "A year's cookery'. See also: Driver.

  • Common-sense housekeeping
  • Subjects: narratives, household routines,

    • 1. Common-sense housekeeping. By Phillis Browne. Fourth thousand.
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [9] 10-255 [256], [1] 2-4 publ ads   [2s 6d  
      GB:   LB   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
      US:   LOC  

      Date from BMCat and OB catalogue.
      Binding: purple and black cloth,gilt.
      This is one of "The ladies' household library', and the contents appeared originally in "Cassell's family magazine'. The style is personal with such chapter headings as "How I managed my servants'. An advertisement in Phillis Browne's "A year's cookery' gives the price as 2s 6d.

  • Practical housekeeping
  • Subjects: narratives, household routines,

    • 1. Practical housekeeping / by Phillis Browne.
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [7] 8-192, [1] 2-8 publ ads   [1s on cover]  
      GB:   LN   *LoEN  

      Binding: illustrated paper.
      This edition was also availbable cloth- bound, priced 1s 6d, and was issued as one of the series "Cassell's home handbooks'. The book is very similar in style and content to "Common-sense housekeeping'.

  • What girls can do
  • Subjects: compendium,

    • 1. What girls can do: a book for mothers and daughters. By Phillis Browne / author of "A year's cookery".
      18.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-376, [1-4] [1] 2-4 publ ads  
      GB:   LB   *OB  
      US:   LOC  

      With index.
      Date from BMCat.
      Binding: brown and black cloth, gilt.
      The book is in three parts dealing with work for duty, work for pleasure, and work for necessity. The first part covers needlework and dressmaking, cleaning, laundrywork, shopping, cooking and sick-nursing. The second section is on hobbies and recreations, and the last gives information about paid work for women and professions which they can enter.

    • 2. — [Title as first edition] Eleventh thousand.
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii [1] 2-376, [i-xvi] publ ads  
      GB:   *LB  

      Binding: green cloth, gilt.

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