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The Ladies Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers' Guide: Embracing Rules of Etiquette; Rules for the Formation of Good Habits; and a Great Variety of Medical Recipes. To Which Is Added One of the Best Systems of Cookery Ever Published. The Majority of the Recipes Are New and Ought to Be Possessed by Every One.

Mrs. Prism].-

Published by New-York. H. Dayton, 1860
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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Third Edition 136 pp. 8vo. Covers worn at corners, edges and spine. Lacks 40% of spine. Covers soiled. Rear hinge starting at head. Foxing. Toning of pages. Else, Good +. Lowenthal 788, 789, 819. A wonderful example of a typical ladies' vade mecum for the mid-19th Century. the first section is the guide to a "Family Physician", who has advice for the raising of children, including the use of leeches for treatment of dropsy of the head, Lugol's solution (iodine) for rickets and scrofula, digitalis and opium for measles; the second section is a guide to domestic economy with a large selection of trusty recipes, cookery for the sick, advice about the ladies' workbox, household projects and etiquette for ladies and gentlemen ("a gentleman may hook a dress.with perfect propriety, and should be able to do so gracefully"), advice about the keeping of canary birds; etc.Good +. Bookseller Inventory # 10300

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Title: The Ladies Indispensable Companion and ...

Publisher: New-York. H. Dayton

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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