1848-50 The Family Economist: A Penny Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Moral, Physical, and Domestic Improvement of the Industrious Classes.
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
In three volumes, being the first three volumes of 'The Family Economist' for 1848, 1849, and 1850.
Uncommon to see as a set.
A popular penny monthly magazine published from 1848 to 1860, 'The Family Economist' delves into all aspects of domestic economy, containing original articles by many writers advising on running a successful Victorian household.
These extensive volumes include a variety of popular and penny-saving recipes, advice on gardening and tending plants, hatching and rearing fowls, advice on how to look after your money and budgeting, how to get rid of wasps, how to prosper in business, and more.
Illustrated with in-text engravings to each volume.
Four pages of adverts to the rear of 1848 and 1849.
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, paper is rubbed, more so to 1849 and 1850. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Front joints of 1849 and 1850 are cracked, with cloth lifting a little in places. A little discolouration to the paper. Front hinge of 1848 is starting but firm. Prior owner's pencil inscription to the front paste down of 1848, and to the front paste down of 1849. Bookseller's label to the front paste down of 1849. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean. 1849 and 1850 with scattered spots to the first and last few pages.
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