Friday, March 11, 2011
"The Hearthstone; or, Life at Home. A Household Manual Containing Hints & Help for Home Making; Home Furnishing, Decorations, Amusements, Health Directions, The Sick Room; The Nursery, the Library, the Laundry, etc., Together with A Complete Cookery Book" by Laura C. Holloway. Published by Bradley, Garretson and Co., 1883.
Full tooled leather binding with gilt letter and design. All edges gilt. Illustrated with some full page engravings as well as numerous smaller drawings. Cookery and recipe section is over 150 pages alone.
Binding shows wear and rubbing at the edges, but the gilt is still very bright. Minimal foxing. Rear hinge shows some wear, but the binding is holding tight.