The Household Manager: being a practical treatise upon the various duties in large or small establishments, from the drawing-room to the kitchen, by Charles Pierce, published George Routledge & Co, 1857. First Edition. pp 376.
Blue decorative cover with gilt lettering and design on cover and spine and blind stamping on back board. Generally good condition but some bumping to corners, page edges uneven at top, front hinge cracked and again around pages 128 - 129, 144 - 145 and 192 - 193. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine edges rubbed. Slight foxing on a few pages.
The contents include chapters on the art of cookery, how to give a dinner, on carving, on decanting wine, the roles of different servants, including the footman, the waiter, the under-butler, the confectioner and 2on families leaving their town houses in care of servants and a comprehensive index.