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Good Housekeeping's Book On The Business Of Housekeeping A Manual of Method, Bentley, Mildred Maddocks
1 Bentley, Mildred Maddocks Good Housekeeping's Book On The Business Of Housekeeping A Manual of Method
New York Good Housekeeping 1925 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning spots of fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "Bentley was an advocate of modern conveniences, such as gas or electric ranges with temperature-controlled ovens and vacuum cleaners -- an attainable luxury when bought on credit for $3 down and $2 a month, she noted in her book. But modernity hadn't quite reached the laundry room yet. Bentley's recommended laundry routine involved removing stains, washing, rinsing, dipping clothes in bluing, starching, drying, sorting, mending, sprinkling and ironing -- and that's just if no one in the house was sick. Illness brought the added task of cleaning the patient's handkerchiefs, bedclothes and other items by boiling them in a copper pot and stirring them with a stick." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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