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Mrs Isabella Beeton:
The Book of Household Management.

London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Fiftieth Thousand. xxxix, 1112pp, with many illustrations in the text, and with all the colour plates present except the frontis. All plates are foxed, and one has wear to the edges, now repaired. Text in very good order, generally clean, with occasional foxing and or soil marks. 18x11cms, rather smaller than later editions, rebacked, with gutter repairs to the original brown endpapers, in the original boards of black pebble cloth, ornately titled in gilt, with a new spine of brown cloth, plainly titled. Firm, boards rubbed, corners rounded. Wonderful early copy. VG+.

Price: 350.00


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J. Flower [Job Flower]:
A Golden Guide to Matrimony, with Six Qualifications for Wedded Life. [Third edition of 'A golden Guide to Matrimony, or, Three Steps to the Altar'] Showing that there is but one Connubial Love, and its Analogy to Spiritual Love.

London: Passmore & Alabaster, n.d. [c.1895?]. Third edition. xx, 214, [4], 8; illustrated by seven engravings, and including pages for 'Remarks' to be added. The last 12 pp consist of the publisher's advertisements for Sturgeon's works. Extensive depiction and discussion of a variety of difficult social and relationship scenarios and moral dilemmas, considered from a pious Christian viewpoint. Contents in good order, with occasional soiling, and with some dog-ear creases. Endpapers soiled and foxed, with a pencilled ownership name. 18.5x12.5cms, in the original limp brown cloth, printed in black: soiled and darkened, with a little fraying to the lower corners. A good original copy of this scarce, and larger, edition. [copac gives the dates for the 1st & 2nd edns as [1892] & [1889?], with respectively 183pp & 198pp. There is no mention of the present edition, which does not have 'Three Steps to the Altar' in the title.] G.

Price: 35.00


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Harris, Mrs. Jo [Gertrude Marie]:
Mother, Child, and Home. A Problem of Today.

Lowestoft, F.Robinson & Co, n.d. [1914]. Presumed first edition. viii, 147pp, plus a guarded portrait frontis. With a foreword by the Rector of Lowestoft. In original green cloth binding, upper board lettered in gilt: cloth mottled and bubbling. Some staining to endpapers. Contents clean, binding firm. Very uncommon. Good.

Price: 25.00


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The Matron of Cow and Gate:
The Toddler.

n.d. [1952]. Presumed first and only edition. 59pp, illustrated with photographs and line drawings, printed in sepia and pale blue. Unused Enquiry Form at back. Stapled booklet in lovely condition, charmingly produced and packed with sensible advice. 'Robin' is used throughout as the toddler's name in the scenarios described, this being the name of the writer's own child. All very clean, but with a knock near base of spine, otherwise a fine copy. Very Good+.

Price: 28.00


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