Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


How I managed my house

By WARREN, Mrs Eliza

subjects: narratives,

  • 1. How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year. By Mrs. Warren, editress of "The ladies' treasury". Sixth thousand.
    1864
    19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] 9-96   1s on cover
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    Binding: limp yellow and black cloth. The LB copy is on microfilm. This was originally serialised in the "Ladies' treasury', issued monthly at 6d. It is supposedly the author's autobiography, using a narrative framework to bring together oddments of advice on housekeeping.

  • 2. — [Title as 1864, another edition 1865]
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [9] 10-96   1s on cover
    GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

    Binding: yellow cloth. The twenty-first thousandth impression. General comments: Mrs. Warren's popularity as a author can be gauged from the success of this book. The preface to the first edition is dated November 1864, while this first reprint has a prefatory note dated February 1865, which indicates a sale of twenty thousand copies in three months in addition to the audience reached through the "Ladies' treasury'. A third American edition was published Boston: 1866. There is a copy in the Library of Congress.