NY: George Routledge and Sons, 1872. First American edn. 8vo, pp. 342. Bound in brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Some light rubbing. Ex-library with old bookplate. A very good plus copy. Attar 235.1-235.4 (Cite 4 English editions). Item #43408
This is one in the series of "Reason Why" books that aimed to make scientific information available to lay readers. Some of the topics covered are, "history of domestic articles, sanitary laws, health resorts, mechanics for ladies, etc.