Spons' Household Manual. [1887].

Spons' Household Manual.  NY:  E. & F. N. Spon, 1887.  Heavy 8vo.  vii, 988pp., 220 detailed b/w figure illustrations, tables, index, plus 12pp. of ads.  Dark red cloth, gilt lettering on spine & front cover, local London ads as endpapers, covers darkened, spine slightly fragile, else tight, generally Fair+ to Good.  Ready for the binder & priced accordingly.  Lots of technical info re: house construction, quite a long chapter on cellar, wine, beer, farming, the garden, etc.  The Classic.