Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott, (1918). Stated second edition, following the first by a year. 8vo, original tan cloth, large pictorial paper label, 117 pages. Frontis, nine plates, illus. Label and cloth a bit rubbed and stained; a very good copy. Item #11771
A relic of the days prior to rural electrification, the home economist from George Peabody College in Nashville here demonstrates a range of handy tools that can be constructed with the sort of material one might find in a rural household: an iceless refrigerator, a practical waterworks system, cheese making equipment, a portable poultry house, etc. With much information drawn from government publications. Early gift inscription and juvenile book plate on the front endpapers.