Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Every mother's book


subjects: patent medicines,

  • 1. Every mother's book; or, the child's best doctor, by Alfred Fenning, author of treatises "on the cause and cure of bronchitis", "cause and cure of typhus fever", "volcanic origin of cholera", "Hooping cough and its remedy", etc. Containing the best means to cure coughs//colds//convulsions//chicken pox//eruptions//fevers// gripes//hooping cough//hoarseness//worms, &c.//measles//mumps//nettle rash//red gum//rashes//ringworm//sores//sore eyes//sore throats// sore nipples//scarlet fever//scarletina//scald head//teething// thrush//wind//weaning brash//watery brain.
    20.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] iii [4] 5-16  
    GB:   LB   LWel   *OB  

    Date from BMCat.
    Binding: yellow paper.
    No publisher or printer is given. There are numerous advertisements for Fenning's "Cooling powders', "Hooping cough powders' and "Lung healers' interspersed with the text. The book's main purpose was evidently to promote the sales of his products, which are the most often mentioned cures for childhood diseases. The author also offers postal consultations for a shilling.

  • 2. — [Another edition]
    21.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-20  
    GB:   *OB  

    Date from OB catalogue.
    Binding: purple paper.