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The Frugal Housewife. Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy. To Which Are Added Hints to Persons of Moderate Fortune. (Fourth Edition)

By The Author of Hobomok (Lydia Maria Childs)

Paper over boards backed with linen, black titles on front cvoer, adverts on back cover. Good condition, disbound. Scuffed, age darkened, lightly soiled covers are still all legible except small portion of advert on back cover near tail that is partially effaced; linen backing is gone; front cover has horizontal crack near top edge; boards somewhat rubbed at edges; owner name, address (Boston) and date (1837) on front free end paper; tipped in at front end paper are two leaves with neat, contemporary, hand written recipes for mending a stove, for sore throats, for treating scalds and burns; interior has limited foxing and few small stains; neat, contemporary, hand written notes written at tail edge of 3 pages; otherwise clean interior. Complete front cover and title page reads: 'The | Frugal Housewife. | Dedicated to | Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy. | By | The Author of Hobomok. | [Franklin quote] | Fourth Edition. | Corrected and Arranged by the Author. | To Which are Added, | Hints to Persons of Moderate Fortune. | First Published in the Massachusetts Journal. Boston: | Carter, Hendee and Babcock. | Baltimore: Charles Carter. | 1831'. 12mo, 120 pp; index. (Does not have adverts section seen in 1831 '5th' or '6th' editions.)

$200.00