Burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on face and spine. Bumping and wear to spine ends and corner tips. Moisture stains to boards. Decorative outer page edges. Foxing and browning of pages. Clean pages throughout. Illustrated. Index. Previous owner's book stamp on inside back cover. Everything a homemaker needed to know. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Home Guide; A Compendium of Useful ...
Publisher: The Merchants Specialty Co.
Publication Date: 1891
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description J. Fairbanks, 1878. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable. Green cloth boards. Presumed first edition. Extremely heavy wear. Loose boards. Gilt lettering still nicely intact. Name of original owner from 1879 inside. Text is unmarkedt. (Shelf location: F) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 029311
Book Description Chicago, IL: J. Fairbanks, 1878., 1878. Presumed first edition (no direct statement provided; OCLC does not cite any earlier editions). xvi, 17-523 pages. Hardcover; H 22.5cm x L 15cm. Green cloth well rubbed, some fraying at spine ends, wear to board corners, gilt stamped lettering upon spine and front board remains reasonably bright and quite legible although gilt stamped decoration at spine ends is dulled. Ownership ink stamp and pencil inscription on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration. Preface. B/w plates on unpaged leaves. Top corner of pages 25/26 and preceding plate torn with paper loss but not affecting text or illustration. Tables. Index. Wonderful 19th century guidebook for the eras' housewives. Chapter titles are as follows: SELECTING A HOME; A CONVENIENT HOUSE; THE AIR WE BREATHE; VENTILATION; WARMING THE HOUSE; FUEL FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES; THE WATER SUPPLY; CISTERNS; DOMESTIC FILTERS; CELLAR AND STORE ROOM; ICE HOUSE; FURNISHING THE HOME; HOME DECORATION; THE CLOTHING WE WEAR; THE SKIN AND ITS MANAGEMENT; ORNAMENTING HOME GROUNDS; FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY; THE FOOD WE EAT; LIFE INSURANCE; FIRE INSURANCE; HOW TO PAINT; HOME RECREATION; FOREST TREE CULTURE; WINDOW GARDENING; TEXTILE FABRICS; SICNESS AND ACCIDENTS - DOMESTIC REMEDIES; PRESERVATION OF HEALTH; and THE HOME CABINET. The various home illustrations (which include some floor plans) and advice regarding interior decoration favor Victorian or Queen Anne elements. OCLC only cites five copies among member libraries. A good+ copy. Bookseller Inventory # INV-9654