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Author Name    Seely, Lida

Title   ...Mrs. Seely's Cook-Book: A Manual of French and American Cookery with Chapters on Domestic Servants, Their Rights and Duties, and Many Other Details of Household Management

Binding   Hardcover.

   Series: Antique American cookbooks.

   8vo; 25, xiii, 432 p., [52] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

   Originally published in 1902.

Edition   Reprint of 1902 Edition with a New Introduction.

Publisher   Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoore House, 1984

Seller ID   008874

Mrs. Lida Seely was more than a cook-book author. She ran an employment agency that provided staff for most of the wealthy families of New York.

She trained not only young men and women to work in large homes but she later imparted her rules and regulations to the public at large.

If you were unclear of the actual duties of a "Fourth -Man" Mrs. Seely would be able to explain exactly what you would need him to do. [CBD]

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Quarter leather to patterned boards. Silk endpages, all edges gilt, color two page frontispiece. Illustrated.

Introductory essay: Housekeeping in the Gilded Age, by Shirley Abbot.

Price = 29.95 USD

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