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Beeton's housekeeper's guide

By BEETON, Samuel Orchart

subjects: compendium, furnishings,

  • 1. Beeton's housekeeper's guide. Comprising complete and practical instructions on house building, buying and furnishing; the decoration of the home; the economical management of the household; and the treatment of children in health and sickness. With many illustrations of artistic furniture, household requisites, etc.
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-ix [x] [1] 2-522, [i-iv] publ ads   Frontis col, 8 pls, illus
    GB:   Priv coll  

    Red and blue cloth gilt, richly embellished.
    This is one of "Beeton's everyday handbooks', with a probable date of circa 1880. Beeton's connection with the book is unlikely to have amounted to more than Ward Lock's use of his name. More than half of the contents are devoted to the house, its decoration and furnishings, and much of this material is based on Charles Eastlake's "Hints on household taste'. The plates mostly show articles of furniture in approved "artistic' styles.

Laundry equipment illustrated in Beeton's housekeeper's guide

Items of 'modern Gothic furniture' illustrated in Beeton's housekeeper's guide