Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
The housewife's handy-book
subjects: still-room cookery,
The | housewife's handy-book | three hundred and fifty | useful everyday recipes | by | C. J. S. Thompson | author of | "The Cult of Beauty," "The Best Thing to Do," | etc. etc.
London: John Hogg; nd
18.5 x 12.0 cm Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi, 7-127, [i-iii] ads [1s on binding] Red paper covered boards
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The text contains an interesting selection of recipes for products of the still-room. The twenty chapters include: "The stillroom and its furnishing", "About fruit essences and syrups", "On making preserves and conserves", "Concerning home-made wines, liqueurs, etc", "About sherbets, kalies, and other cooling drinks", "Simple washes for rendering the skin fair and soft", "Concerning home-made perfumery", "On fragrant pot pourri and sweet sachets", "About powder and patches", "Of aromatic and certain sweet waters", "Some grateful washes for the hair", "About essences and liquids for imparting flavour and colour", "On the destruction of moths, flies, and other noisome insects", "On the eradication of stains", "Concerning diet and comforts for those who are sick", "On disinfectants and preventatives of disease", "Concerning the preparation of tea and coffee", "Of dentifrices and soothing waters for the teeth and gums", "On making cleansing products for divers purposes" and "Of many useful things".
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