- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 1 edition (October 18, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0773511032
- ISBN-13: 978-0773511033
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The English Housewife 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
In 1615 Englishman Gervase Markham published a handbook for housewives that contains "all the virtuous knowledges and actions both of the mind and body, which ought to be in any complete housewife". Markham instructs and advises on everything from the plague to baldness and bad breath. Woodcut illustrations add a richness to this look at life during the Renaissance.
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