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PREFACE.

THE

|HE EDITOR, in congratulating himself upon the completion of this

work, gratefully acknowledges the favors and courtesies extended to him by the PROFESSIONAL and SCIENTIFIC GENTLEMEN whom he has had occasion to consult. And, equally, to those Authors whose works have (by tặeir consent) furnished much valuable information, he offers his sincere thanks.

The many books published — whether Cookery books, Family Doctor, or Law books ; books on Dress, Furniture, Etiquette, Amusements, or Needlework -- have none of them met the popular want, inasmuch as not more than one-tenth of the contents were useful in the household (however valuable to the expert). Their pages were encumbered with a mass of impracticable matter, which increased the volume so much, that what should have been contained in one book was made to fill several; thus not only increasing the cost, but rendering it as difficult to find the identical item required as to find a needle in a “haystack.”

The object of the present work is to furnish a large number of needles, and to place them in a needle-case, having a place for each needle, and each needle in its place, so that it may be found the moment it is wanted; to furnish the digested contents of many books in one volume at the minimum cost — just as Professor Liebig, in the preparation of his extract, condenses an ox into the space of a small jar, retaining the essence, thereby reducing the cost and adding to the convenience.

While portions of this book are the results of a careful and comprehensive research of our best writers and most scientific men, it is not a mere compilation, but in plan and detail is the product of the Editor's own mental application. A large proportion is original, in this view, that it has NEVER BEFORE

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BEEN PUBLIBLED, but has accumulated from contact with engacious and practical people, and now reduced to form thrOTALLY FOR THIS WORK.

The reader may depend upon everything in these pages as being PRACTICAL, having been proved by ACTUAL TRIAL AND CONSTANT UAE. Two of the recipes presented were obtained at a cost of fifty dollars, in cash, for each, and many others at a cost vnrying from five to twenty dollars, for each, and were all proveel before being admitteil here.

It is not claimed that this work in perfect; but the litor has spared no pains to make it useful. Ir 18 RELIABLE; and he feels confident that no work hitherto publisheel contains so much general and valuable information, in such a condensed and teful form, or for many times its CORT.

None but those who have actually engnged in the preparation of a work of this kind can estimate the amount of labor involved, and the many difficulties to be overcome before it can be completed.

In claiming for this work the title of "A CONDENHED ENCYCLOPAEDIA or Aut Tunda or EVERY DAY LIF" the Editor thinks the public will endorse it, and sustain him in the assertion, that for whatever you want to know, ask the book and it will tell.

"Knowledge is power." It is trensured up in a reservoir from whence all may draw --- to make domestic use of which, it requires to be brought to our homes. We here offer a portable reservoir of that knowledge power, and if by drawing from it the mother is enabled to lighten her household cares; to run the machinery of domestio life so that there shall be no creaking: to care for her children, that they may be henlthy, virtuous, and wire --- the boy to be active, manly, generous, and intelligent --the girl to be the joy of the household, industrious, unselfish, and refined

the Anther to guide and control the whole domestic economy, that all mny work together in harmony with the Inws of nature, then will the Tilitor feel that he has succeeded in his undertaking.

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CONTENTS.

For Index, see End of Book.

PAGE

PAGE

HOME.........

11 | PASTRY......

*222

QU'ACKERY.

13 CAKES.....

225

SLEEP - VENTILATION............... 15 PREMERVING FRUITS..

231

INFANT MANAGEMENT.

19 CANDIES AND ICE CREAM.

237

CHILDREN'S DISEASES.

23 | WINEMAKING.......

241

THROAT DISEASES............

31 TEA AND COFFEE..............................

246

SEIN DISEASES...

33

BREADMAKING..........

249

BRAIN AND NERVE DISEASES......... 39 | HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT.... ........... 250

TEETH AND EAR DISEASES..

52 CLOTHING....

263

CHEST DISEASES...

57 CONVERSATION, CORRECT SPEAKING,

HEART DISEABES.......

61 ETC........

279

STOMACH AND BOWELS.

65 HINTS ON ETIQUETTE..

296

KIDNEY DISEASES............

75 DANCING AND DANCES..

309

FEMALE DISEASES

79 THE TOILET................

315

FEVERS....

83 HYGIENIC..

323

RHEC MATISM.....

88 | PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS.............. 331

WorNDS AND SORES,

92 | STAINING IVORY, Wood, PAPER, ETC. 335

EYE DISEASES

112 | FARM RECIPES........

338

DOMESTIC PHARMACOPEIA.

118 | DOMESTIC RECIPES....

348

PROPERTIES OF MEDICINE............... 121

GENERAL RECIPES..

355

DOMESTIC SURGERY.,

132 | LEGAL AND BUSINESS INFORMATION.. 360

GLOSSARY OF TERMS..

139 INTEREST TABLES-C.S. CENSUB, ETC. 369

NUTRITION AND DIGESTION.............. 143 POSTAGE LAWS, MONEY ORDERS, ETC. 370

COOKING PROCESSES.....

149 HABITS OF MEN OF BUSINESS........... 375

MEAT COOKERY.

169 | THE ART OF CARVING....

379

POULTRY.

171 HOME AMUSEMENTS.........................

385

SOUPS.....

183 | Wax FLOWERS.....

409

FISI.....

189 HUSBAND AND WIFE......

415

SAUCES...

195 MOTHERS - DAUGHTERS.

419

PICKLES..

202 BOYS -- SERVANTS...........................

421

VEGETABLES

208 FANCY NEEDLEWORK..

423

PUDDINGS.

215 | INDEX......

446

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