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Encyclopaedia of domestic economy

By WEBSTER, Thomas

subjects: encyclopaedias,

  • 1. An encyclopaedia of domestic economy: comprising such subjects as are most immediately connected with housekeeping: as, the construction of domestic edifices, with the modes of warming, ventilating, and lighting them; a description of the various articles of furniture, with the nature of their materials; duties of servants; a general account of the animal and vegetable substances used as food, and the methods of preserving and preparing them by cooking; making bread; the chemical nature and the preparation of all kinds of fermented liquors used as beverage; materials employed in dress and the toilette; business of the laundry; description of the various wheel-carriages; preservation of health; domestic medicine, &c. &c. By Thomas Webster, F.G.S. &c assisted by the late Mrs. Parkes, author of "Domestic duties". Illustrated with nearly one thousand woodcuts.
    21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [iii-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xix [xx] [1] 2-640 [i-ii] 641-1264   illus
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  • 2. — [Title as 1844] New edition.
    22.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xix [xx] [1] 2-1264, [1-3] 4-32 publ ads   illus
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    Price from publisher's advertisement.

  • 3. — [Title as 1844, another edition 1852]
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    The NUCat lists another edition as published London: 1852.

  • 4. — [Title as 1844] New edition.
    22.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xix [xx] [1] 2-1264   illus
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    General comments: There were at least two American editions of the encyclopaedia. Bitting, p 489, cites an edition published New York: 1845. The NUCat lists another published New York: 1849, edited by D.M. Reese.