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Lot 1: THE ACCOMPLISHED HOUSEWIFE

Rare Books

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 21, 1996

New York, NY, USA

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Description: or, The Gentlewoman's Companion. 2 engraved plates of writing specimens; 6 woodcut diagrams of table settings. [16], 431, [13] pages. 12mo, contemporary sheep, rebacked; corner off R6. London: J. Newbery, 1745 FIRST EDITION. Apart from cookery and household management, this work includes sections on the education of women, penmanship, arithmetic, painting and drawing, home remedies, evaluating marriage proposals, etc. Bitting, page 513; Oxford, page 75; Roscoe A1.

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