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Lady's every-day book

By PHILP, Robert Kemp

subjects: compendium,

  • 1. The lady's every-day book: a practical guide in the elegant arts and daily difficulties of domestic life. By the author of "Enquire within", "Best of everything", etc. Assisted by the editor of "The practical housewife", "Wife's own book of cookery", "Every-day cookery", "Facts for everybody", and "The family friend", (Vols 1855 62.)
    [1873]
    19.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [1] 2-363 [364]   4 full-page illus, illus
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    Date from BMCat.
    With index.
    Binding: blue cloth.
    The contents include a number of culinary, household and medical receipts, together with paragraphs on domestic economy, the elegant arts, etiquette, indoor and outdoor games and exercises, pet animals, legal matters, gardening and botany, laundry and nursery, accomplishments, management of children and servants, dress and fashion, home decorations, income expenditure, health resorts, phenomena of the months and the histories of domestic articles.
    As with many of Philp's works, there is no apparent order to the contents and the index must have been indispensable.

  • 2. — The lady's every-day book; a practical guide in the elegant arts and daily difficulties of domestic life, by the author of "Enquire within", "Best of everything", etc.
    19.5 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [1] 2-363 [364], [1] 2-3 [4-8] ads   4 full-page illus, illus
    GB:   LB   OB   *OPo(F)  

    Binding: brown and black cloth, gilt.