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A Treasure-House of Useful Knowledge for the Everyday Wants of Life"
by Henry B. Scammell assisted by Experts in Every Department"
"....Printed by Planet Publishing
Thames & Auckland NZ.
W. M. Grimble & Co
Copyright 1885 and 1897"
I am very surprised this amazing book is a New Zealand publication - it is a rare edition..
A very rare and possibly the best publication from the 1800's for its extraordinary coverage and detail of every aspect of day to day life in the 1800's
Contents includes recipes / receipts for; Chemistry and Health, including perfumery, pharmaceutical chemistry, medical preparations, fireworks and explosives, and health and disease.
Domestic life, including cooking recipes for candy, bread, cakes, coffee, condiments, preserving, etc, etc.
cleaning, house furnishing and wardrobe.
Farm Interests, including farm operations, floriculture, fruit culture, forestry, field crops, gardening, pasts, storing and curing, bees and silkworms, dairy, live stock, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, pets
Mechanical arts including adhesives, architectural styles, construction, dyeing, engineering, mining, mechanical engineering, glass, leather and skins, metal working, paper printing and book binding, painting and paper hanging, soap and candles, wines and liquors.
Mercantile life, including laws, book-keeping and writing.
Refinements, including etiquette, fine arts, painting, photography, needlework, music and toilet.
Recreations, including athletics, dancing and games.etc
Brown cloth w.burgundy leather edge corners.
Marbled end papers
Reddish leather? spine with gold titling;
note damage to spine cover.
Tightly bound, some foxing.
Corner bumps, white reinforcing strips on front & back edge page.
Penciled owners name
9 1/4" high x 7" wide x 3" thick
Please note -SHIPPING - this is a rare a valuable book- it would be safer to choose tracked options!