• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• To become an expert needle-woman should be an object of ambition to every fair one. Never is beauty and feminine grace so attractive, as when engaged in the honorable discharge of household duties, and domestic cares. The subjects treated of in this little manual are of vast importance, and to them we are indebted for a large amount of the comforts we enjoy; as, without their aid, we should be reduced to a state of misery and destitution of which it is hardly possible to form an adequate conception. To learn, then, how to fabricate articles of dress and utility for family use, or, in the case of ladies blessed with the means of affluence, for the aid and comfort of the deserving poor, should form one of the most prominent branches of female education. And yet experience must have convinced those who are at all conversant with the general state of society, that this is a branch of study to which nothing like due attention is paid in the usual routine of school instruction.
|Publisher:||Five Star Publishing, LLC|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Old with contemporary pictures. Some words and phrases are obscure, such as measuring by nails(?). I found it very interesting and informative anyway.