The New Cycolpedia of Domestic Economy and Practical Housekeeper, Mrs. E. F. Ellet (Editor)

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Adapted to all classes of society, and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family; such as domestic education, houses, furniture, duties of mistress, duties of domestics, the storeroom, marketing, table and attendance, care and training of children, care of the sick, preparation of food for children and invalids, preservation of health, domestic medicine, the art of cookery, perfumery, the toilet, cosmetics, and FIVE THOUSAND PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND MAXIMS. From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Illustrated with OVER TWO HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS. Ellet, Mrs. E. F. Ellet (Editor) The Henry Bill Publishing Company, Norwich, 1873. Hardcover. First edition. 603 pages. 23.5 x 16 cm. Chromolithograph frontis piece depicting Negro serving a meal with tissue guard, with 1 more chromolithograph of similar scene in middle of book. Organized into three parts: cooking, housekeeping and pharmaceutical concerns. Contains thousands of recipes and advice with references to philosophers, scientists, and ancient civilizations. Ellet, a contemporary of Poe, was the first writer to record the lives of women who contributed to the American Revolutionary War. 8 pages of publishers advertisements, 1 handwritten recipe on pg. 13. Marbled end papers and edges, corners rubbed. Orig. black and brown 3/4 morroco, gilt title on spine. Very good.

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