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Balfour, Mrs Clara Lucas.
Homely Hints on Household Management.
Publisher: S. W. Partridge, London;
Date of Publication: 1862
Stock Code: 7854
Undated reprint, stated “Sixth Thousand”. Octavo, pp., [2], iv, 91, [1], [16] catalogue. Frontispiece, engraved title page, letterpress title page, single plate and numerous illustrations within the text. Sympathetically re-backed in maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, using original pebbled maroon cloth-covered boards with borders in blind, and pictorial title motif in gilt to upper board. Original printed endpapers retained. Boards lightly soiled, with minor wear at corners. Contents a little toned, with small chip to fore-edge of ffep, frontispiece & title page only. Letters of the alphabet annotated to margin and verso of plate, and numerals to reverse of rfep, otherwise contents clean. A Very Good copy overall.
Tips on the smooth running of the Victorian household, including hygiene, cookery, illness, childcare and other aspects of domestic life. Mrs Balfour (1808-78) was a philanthropist and temperance advocate, and a prolific author particularly of scriptural works. The 16 pp., publishers catalogue at end “Catalogue of Illustrated Books Suitable For Presents and Distribution” was printed for the International Exhibition of 1862 and is a delight.
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