How I Managed My House on £200 a Year. 52nd

Thousand. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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How I Managed My Children from Infancy to Marriage. 22nd Thousand. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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My Lady-Help and What She Taught Me. 25th Thousand. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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The Way it is Done. Household Hints: Principally on Economy, Health, and Sanitary Matters. 5th Thousand. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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How the Lady-Help Taught Girls to Cook and be Useful. 5th Thousand. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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A Young Wife's Perplexities; with Hints on the Training and Instruction of Young Servants. Crown 8vo, sewed, Is.

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The Wife's Own Book of Cookery.

Containing 1,500 Original Receipts, and many useful Hints on Domestic Economy. By FREDERIC BISHOP. 15th Thousand. Crown 8vo, half-bound, 35. 6d.

The Practical Housewife: A Complete Domestic Encyclopædia. By the Author of Enquire Within upon Everything.” 15th Thousand. Crown 8vo, cloth, 2s. 6d.

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Wives and Housewives. By MARY HOOPER, Author of "Little Dinners," &c., Professor of Domestic Economy at the Crystal Palace School of Art, Science, and Literature. Crown 8vo, cloth, Is. 6d.

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The Shilling Kitchiner; or, Oracle of Cookery for the Million. Abridged from Dr. KITCHINER'S Cook's Oracle. 10th Thousand. Fcap. 8vo, Is.

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One Thousand Practical Sciences, Trades, Manufacture, 18th Thousand. Fcap. 8vo, Is.

Receipts in the Arts and
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Cookery Time Tables. Designed to Hang or Stand in the

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Game, Vegetables, and Pudding. Arranged by Mrs. C. W. A. BROOKE.
In cloth case, Is.

See also Mrs. Warren's Popular Books on page 9.

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A I Poultry Book (The). By KINARD B. DE LA BERE, late KINARD EDWARDS. Crown 8vo, sewed. The Five Parts complete, 2s. 6d. ; or each Part separately, 6d.

Part I. How the French produce Fowls and Eggs, &c.

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V. Two Lectures on the Denizens of the Poultry-yard, &c.


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Modern Window Gardening, treated under Aspects-North, South, East, and West. With Instructions for the Culture of Flowering Plants specially suited to each Aspect, Indoor or Outdoor, in Town or Country; and with Practical Information for Amateurs on the best Modes of growing remunerative Crops of Fruit and Vegetables. By SAMUel Wood. Crown 8vo, cloth, 2s. 6d.

"A practical and serviceable manual, containing advice expressed so clearly that the amateur gardener can follow it without difficulty."-Illustrated London News.


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