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OUR HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY, Anonymous
1 Anonymous OUR HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY
Nationwide Insurance 1964 Pamphlet Fine Thin 8vo 8" to 9" tall 
12 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial self wrappers. A booklet issued by Nationwide in which to record an inventory of one's household goods for insurance purposes. Arranged room by room with helpful categories such as "Table," "Coffee Service," "Bath Towels," etc. Front wrapper is orange with image of a man in a white shirt and striped tie and a woman with a bouffant hair-do, pearls and a striped dress holding a silver coffee pot. 
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The P. D. & Co. Keystone Cook Book, Anonymous
2 Anonymous The P. D. & Co. Keystone Cook Book
Philadelphia Paine, Diehl & Co. 1888 Paperback Good+ 16mo 
85 pages; Contents unmarked, shallow marginal stain at lower edge of rear pages. Pictorial light green wrappers are rubbed and soiled with some chipping. Front wrapper shows a woman standing at a table in her kitchen using a Keystone Beater with a large fireplace and tall cabinet in the background with the phrase: "Better the Utensil; Better the Cook." OCLC: 166594332 Illustrated with images of the Keystone Beater and the Keystone Ice Cream Freezer manufactured by Paine, Diehl & Co. The Keystone beater was invented and patented in 1885 by Edwin Baltzley, who was then working for Senater John Sherman of Ohio. In response to complaints from his wife Edith about the difficulty of whipping by hand and the miserable performance of the beaters then available, Baltzley developed a working prototype and applied for a patent. The product was immensely successful both as a kitchen appliance and as a tool for pharmacists. From the Introduction: "Beating with the Keystone Beaters, in the culinary art, is half the art itself. It is a revolution in cooking equal to that of sewing with a sewing machine. ... The central principle of beating is imprisoned in a simple and inexpensive device which at once becomes TEN MACHINES IN ONE: Cake Beater, Churn, Egg-Beater, Ice Cream Freezer, Fruit-Whip, Light Dough-Kneader, Cream-Whip, Drink Mixer, Potato Masher and Vegetable Whip; each perfect in the work it performs." Also includes testimonials for their Self-Pouring Tea Pots. Recipes for breads, muffins, cakes, Charlotte Russe, Meringues, Cheese Souffles, Sauces, Custards, Ice Creams, Oyster Croquettes, Creamed Spinach, and much more. An interesting and quite charming evocation of innovation in the kitchen in the later 19th century. 
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The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant on all Matters relating to Cookery and Housekeeping containing bills of family fare for every day in the year, which include breakfast and dinner for a small family, and dinner for two servants: also twelve bills of fare for dinner parties, and two for evening entertainments, with the cos annexed, also di, Cre-Fydd
3 Cre-Fydd The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant on all Matters relating to Cookery and Housekeeping containing bills of family fare for every day in the year, which include breakfast and dinner for a small family, and dinner for two servants: also twelve bills of fare for dinner parties, and two for evening entertainments, with the cos annexed, also di
London Simpkin, Marshall, And Co 1888 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Cre- Fydd's Family Fare; cci, 341 pages; Former owner's name and drawing on feps and first blank, otherwise clean and tight in original brick coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, decorative stamping to front board in black and gilt. A number of cookery books designed to assist the young housewife of the rapidly increasing middle class were produced in the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain, and some of these gave suggested menus for every day of the year. One of these was Cre-Fydd's Family Fare: The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant, [first] published in 1864. Most middle-class families kept servants, and this book included a menu for the servants' dinner ("the kitchen"). For August 1, the menus were : BREAKFAST -- Cold lamb, Spiced beef, Rolls, Fruit ; DINNER -- Small brill w/ lobster sauce, Cold minced lamb salad, mutton cutlets with macaroni, Annette's Pudding ; KITCHEN -- Cold mutton, salad. In the absence of refrigeration, an efficient system of using up leftover food was essential if waste was to be avoided, and it is clear from books of this type that this was an important part of menu planning. In the words of the suthor: "If the bills of fare be followed in succession, it will be seen that everything is disposed of, as nearly as can be, without being acquainted with the appetites and habits of the consumers." [Food History Almanac, 2014] 
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COUNSELLOR MANNERS - His Last Legacy to His Son, Dare, Josiah
4 Dare, Josiah COUNSELLOR MANNERS - His Last Legacy to His Son
New York Coward-McCann 1929 1164477323 / 9781164477327 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 
142 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding in edgeworn dustajcekt with some chipping. OCLC: 3250575 This book transcribes an old hand-written manuscript found in the library of a collector. Councellor Manners, discovering death at hand, calls to his bedside his only son. With frankness and humor the gentleman discusses a wide range of subjects pertaining to manners and morals. Written in the English of the early 17th century, in epigrammatic style, this last legacy of a wealthy nobleman to his son smacks more of witty discourse than of weighty admonitions, and seems surprisingly apropos even today. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FLAVORS AND SAVORS FROM DOWN EAST, Doane, Myrtle ; [SIGNED]
5 Doane, Myrtle ; [SIGNED] FLAVORS AND SAVORS FROM DOWN EAST
Brownfield Myrtle Doane 1973 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 12mo 7" - 7Ĺ" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; 36 pages; A wonderful booklet of recipes from this Maine author and poet from Brownfield Maine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR with a typed note from her laid-in. OCLC: 783284046 Recipes include Maine Meatloaf, Maine Meat Pie, Aunt Myrtle's Health Bread, Aunt Myrtle's Company Pudding, Maine Apple Dumplings, Aunt Myrtle' Chocolate Cupcakes, Maine Pumpkin Pie, Outdoor Maine Stew, Aunt Myrtle's Bird Cake, etc. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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HINTS ON DRESS   Or, What to wear, when to wear it, and how to buy it, Gale, Ethel C
6 Gale, Ethel C HINTS ON DRESS Or, What to wear, when to wear it, and how to buy it
New York G.P. Putnam & Sons 1872 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
Putnam's Handy-book Series; 107 pages; Clean and tight in original brown binding with decorative stamping and lettering in gilt and black. OCLC: 1289101 A fabulous look at fashion advice in the 19th century - history of costume, suggested budgets for ladies in various socio-economic circumstances (from the working woman employed in an editorial position at a major weekly publication to the young married lady keeping house in a large American city and not obliged to consider economy), advice on color and form, things indispensable, how and what to buy, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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7 Gusler, Wallace B FURNITURE OF WILLIAMSBURG AND EASTERN VIRGINIA, 1710 - 1790
Richmond Virginia Museum 1979 0917046056 / 9780917046056 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 4to 
xxi, (1), 194 pages; Wallace Gusler, who is both craftsman and historian, has traced the lives and accomplishments of the cabinet makers of eighteenth century Williamsburg in precise detail. In doing so he sheds new light on their unique contributions to the decorative arts of Early America. Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering in very good dustjacket with one tiny nick at top edge of rear panel. ; 
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The Antient Bee-Masterís Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage, Keys, John
8 Keys, John The Antient Bee-Masterís Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage
Dublin Printed for P. Byrne, P. Wogan, J. Moore, and J. Rice 1796 Hardcover Very Good- 12mo 
xii, 1-96, 61-252 pages; Full contemporary sheepskin leather binding with black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Binding has wear with boards revealed at edges and some eroded spots on front and rear boards, front hinge starting. OCLC: 34985255 Former owner's name on titlepage and a brief manuscript note on pp. 60-61 critiquing the "story method" and suggesting an alternative. Although the title page states "Illustrated with plates" - no plates are in evidence in this Irish edition. The provenance of this copy is particularly interesting, with the clear ink signature of James W. Brattle at the head of the title page. James Wells Brattle left his native Massachusetts for the midwest, where he was the first surveyor of the small town in Illinois' Hancock County which Joseph Smith Jr. subsequently named "Nauvoo." Brattle was a substantial citizen of Carthage, Illinois and a participant in the contentious last years of the founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints in the 1840's. James Wells Brattle was born June 10, 1795, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son of Hannah Wells and William Brattle, who fought at the Battle of Bennington. Not long after the death of his fiance, James Brattle moved West in 1829, settling in Hancock County, near Nauvoo. He established himself as the first experienced land surveyor in the county. He laid out that town, then called "Venus" which later became the center of the controversial Mormon community led by Joseph Smith. Brattle moved to Carthage in 1831 and was elected county surveyor. He soon had surveyed Warsaw, Augusta, Pontoosuc, and other towns. In 1834 Brattle moved to Macomb, but continued to work in Hancock County. During the Mormon War of 1846, he was seized and held for several days by the Mormons in Hancock County. Later Brattle was listed among those comprising the Hancock mob that resulted in the deaths of Mormon leaders Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Later in 1846, Brattle was named as one of four prominent Anti-Mormons who were being targeted for assassination by Mormon leaders in the western part of Iowa. In the 1850s Brattle participated in the surveys for the developing railroads and served as McDonough County surveyor many times during the 1860s and 1870s. The extended title of the book offerred for sale here continues: Disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes, and other instruments, to facilitate the operations; especially that of separating double and treble hives or boxes, with certainty and safety, without injuring the bees; interspersed with new but important observations: the whole studiously adapted to general use; with an appropriate method for the curious. Also brief remarks on schirach, and other distinguished apiators on the continent. Deduced from a series of experiments during thirty years. John Keys was a Welsh Bee-keeper and wrote this work from Bee-Hall near Pembroke. Keys called for the establishment of a society to popularize humane beekeeping. Other agricultural societies had given some attention to beekeeping, but no explicitly apicultural society existed in Britain until 1799. 
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TESTED FAVORITE RECIPES - Happy Eating, Newell, Frances Warfield
9 Newell, Frances Warfield TESTED FAVORITE RECIPES - Happy Eating
San Francisco Frances Warfield Newell 1943 Third Edition Spiral bound Very Good 8vo 
A collection of tested recipes from various sources but mostly from recipes that had been in her family for many years. There must be 200 recipes, very simply presented, many using canned vegetables and soups. Warfield Corn Hot Cakes, Potato Flour Cake, Never fail Sabayon, Veal Birds with Mushroom sauce, Ox Tail Casserole, Spice Islands Baked Ham, Turnip Greens, Imperial Deviled Crab, and Hog Jowl Maryland. Excellent illustrated charts on Vitamins, Cuts of Beef, Cuts of Lamb, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Rules of the Road Being talks to boys who are in their first years at public school, Sewell, J. S. N.
10 Sewell, J. S. N. Rules of the Road Being talks to boys who are in their first years at public school
London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1925 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
159 pages; Publisher's terra-cotta ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A lovely copy, clean, tight and with just the faintest signs of any use or wear. Pencil signature on front free endpaper ["Coleman Jennings / April 1929]. No date specified on the volume, but OCLC supplies a date of 1929 [see OCLC Number: 41332284], which is strongly supported by the dated pencil signature in this excellent copy. The author, J. S. N. Sewell had degrees from both the Sorbonne (Paris) and Trinity College, Dublin. According to a note on the website of his last school [Farnborough Grammar School, in Hampshire, U.K.] --Sewell ran his own private school before the war, but that this had somehow failed. He was also the author of a book of talks for boys leaving preparatory school, published in 1928 [An ad for this other title is found in a box opposite the title page]. In addition, Sewell was a dramatist and had several plays broadcast by the B.B.C. His great aunt was the Victorian author Anna Sewell ['Black Beauty']. The present volume uses a metaphor of the running and care of a motor-car for advising young "Public" school boys on the conduct of life, success at school, etc. Charming, and now rather scarce, both in institutional holdings (a handful in the UK; none in the USA) and in the trade. 
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HYGIENE OF THE NURSERY including the General Regimen & Feeding of Infants and Children; Massage and the Domestic Management of the Ordinary Emergencies of Daily Life, Starr, Louis
11 Starr, Louis HYGIENE OF THE NURSERY including the General Regimen & Feeding of Infants and Children; Massage and the Domestic Management of the Ordinary Emergencies of Daily Life
Philadelphia P. Blakiston, Son & Co 1891 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Child-rearing practices in the Victorian era. Chapter headings include health, the nursery, the nurse-maid, clothing, exercise and amusements, sleep, bathing, food, dietary needed, massage, and emergencies. Original green cloth binding with lettering and decorative devices stamped in black. A few text illustrations. Clean and tight, endpapers toned, cloth rubbed at extremities (see image). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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12 Stiles, Henry Reed Bundling - Its Origin, Progress and Decline
Albany Knickerbocker Publishing 1870 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7Ĺ" tall 
138 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, cloth rubbed at lower spine, small bit of ad for this book on ffep. Bundling was a sort of practice run at marital compatibility under the family roof; couples were each wound up in cloth or sacks then shared a bed with a bundling board keeping them apart. The tradition originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States, especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In courtship, it allows intimacy without intercourse. 
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13 Tuthill, Louisa THE BELLE, THE BLUE, AND THE BIGOT or, Three Fields for Woman's Influence
Providence Samuel C. Blodget 1844 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
322 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to boards, slightly cocked, some faint brown marks to 4 early leaves, otherwise. Contains three sections: "The Belle, or Woman's Influence in Society;" "The Blue, or Woman's Influence in Literature;" and "The Bigot, or Woman's Influence in Religion." OCLC: 1329594 Wright's American Fiction: [v.1] 1774-1850, no. 2624. The author Mrs. Louisa Cornelia Tuthill, the youngest daughter of a wealthy merchant, was educated in New Haven and Litchfield and grew up among people of refined taste and cultivated minds. Despite her intention never to become a literary lady, she was encouraged in her writing by her husband. When he died at the age of 29, Mrs. Tuthill turned even more attention to her literary pursuits. She was a frequent contributor to many periodicals and produced many small books, most for young women. Her writings, while entertaining, were also socially and morally instructive. Tuthill also had a great interest in architecture and wrote a small text for young people on Ancient architecture published in 1831. Nearly 20 years later her extensive "History of Architecture from the Earliest Times" was published in 1848 achieving great popularity. Tuthill's writings encouraged the idea of women as the guardians of society and the arbiters of national taste. 
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