LE MÉNAGIER FRANCAIS
The complete three volumes (all published) of this guide to domestic arts for young women and girls. Each month of the year is given its own chapter. Although there are many culinary recipes, there are also calendars for the garden, cleaning and sanitary recipes, descriptions of seasonal games, instructions for insect repellant and spot removers, hints for floral decoration, the creation of layettes, advice on party etiquette, and much more. Floral decoration, party etiquette and much more... Bitting p. 144; Vicaire 328
Original printed paper covers, well preserved on volumes 1857-1858, but spine paper is partially perished on 1857 and nicked at heel on 1858; volume 1859 is soiled and nicked, with old tape residue on partially perished paper spine; scattered light to moderate foxing in all 3 texts; the printed calendar leaf present in 1857 and 1859 is not present in the 1858 volume.
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