Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


Manual of domestic economy

By WALSH, John Henry

subjects: compendium,

  • 1. ["A manual of domestic economy' 1856]
    1856
    GB:   SSAT(Ra)  
    US:   DLC  

    The SSAT(Ra) library lists an edition of "A manual of domestic economy suitable to families spending from L100 to L1000 a year' as published London: G. Routledge & Co, 1856.

  • 2. — A manual of domestic economy: suited to families spending from $100 to $1000 a year. Including directions for the management of the nursery and sick room, and the preparation and administration of domestic remedies. By J.H. Walsh, F.R.C.S. Assisted in various departments by a committee of ladies. Illustrated with more than two hundred wood engravings.
    16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xiv [xv] xvi [1] 2-736   frontis, 56 pls
    GB:   LB   OB   *OPo(F)  

    According to the BMCat this is the second edition. There is a preface dated 1856. The frontispiece shows an elevation of a town- house.

  • 3. — [Another edition 1874]
    GB:   LB destroyed  
    US:   MCR  

    The BMCat lists a new edition, revised, as published London: 1874. The MCR library catalogue lists an edition of 1874 with the title "A manual of domestic economy: suited for families spending from $150 to $1500 a year. Including directions for the management of the nursery and sickroom, and the preparation and administration of domestic remedies'.

  • 4. — [Another edition 1877]
    GB:   LB destroyed  

    The BMCat lists a new edition as published London: 1877.

  • 5. — A manual of domestic economy; suited to families spending from $150 to $1500 a year. Including directions for the management of the nursery and sickroom, and the preparation and adminsistration of domestic remedies. By J.H. Walsh, F.R.C.S. Assisted in various departments by a committee of ladies. Illustrated with coloured plates by Kronheim, and numerous wood engravings. A new edition, carefully revised.
    19.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-x [xi] xii [1] 2-776, [1] 2-8 publ ads   frontis col, 12 num pls col, 11 full-page illus, illus
    GB:   LB   *OPo(F)  

    Binding: brown cloth, gilt. There are three fold-out coloured plates. The frontispiece shows decorative ferns.

  • 6. — [Title as 1879]
    20.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-x [xi] xii [1] 2-776 [i-vi] publ ads   frontis col, 15 num pls col, 11 full-page illus, illus
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    Date from OB catalogue. Binding: green cloth, gilt. The plates are the same as for the 1879 edition, with double plates replacing fold-out ones.

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