by Beecher, Catharine E. and Beecher Stowe, Harriet
New York: J. B. Ford And Company, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green boards decorated in gilt on cover and spine. Very good. 500 pages. 21 x 15 cm. A bird's-eye look into the ideal home of the late 1800's. The Beecher sisters were pioneers in scientific kitchen planning, recommending specific work area for preparation and cleanup as well as all the ideas taken for granted in the modern kitchens of today. Anticipating a household with fewer servents, they concentrated on teaching contemporary homemakers how to cope with newly invented ranges, stoves, refrigerators, and other utensils and gadgets. Chapters include: Economy Of Time And Expenses, The Propagation Of Plants, Domestic Exercise, The Cultivation Of Fruit, Accidents and Antidotes, and many more. 12 pages of publishers advertisements including books by Henry Ward Beecher and Horace Greeley. Frontispiece with tissue guard illustrating a family at rest. Bright, sound copy. (Inventory #: 1019)
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