Chicago: American School of Home Economics, 1912-1914. Hardcover. An uncommon book comprised of three works: The House Its Plan, Decoration and Care by Bevier: Household Hygiene by Elliott; and Household Management by Terrill. The three authors were all university or college teachers. The handbook offers a fascinating look at housekeeping techniques and beliefs in the early 20th century. Each work is paginated separately. The topics range from an historical overview of housing to housing care and cleanliness, to the keeping of household accounts and managing expenditures. With illustrations, graphs, and tables throughout. Boundin yellow cloth with title in black to front cover and spine. Binding is bumped and somewhat soiled but still very good. Interior pages are in very good condition. Bevier book: 226 pages; Elliott: 228 pages; Terrill: 214 pages. ETI/041317. Very Good.
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Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1938. Hardcover. "This book is written especially for young men. It has to do with everyday people and their everyday doings. Its pages are often humorous, because facts learned with laughter are most enjoyed and best remembered" (introduction). Dark greenish blue cloth boards with white title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with cute cartoon style illustrations. 117 pages. ETI/042318. Very Good.
Philadelphia: John Grigg, 1828. Hardcover. 12mo. Full leather binding with gilt title to spine. Front board detached. Wear to spine ends. Lacking front end pages. Small closed tear to half title page. Previous owner's signature to front paste down. Inscription to rear free end page. Browning and foxing throughout though text remains bright. 286 pages. Etiquette. ETI/012009. Good.