Party-Giving On Every Scale – Anonymous – 1880

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While the number of people who have ‘at homes’ has declined somewhat since it was first published in 1880, this book still contains useful advice on the way things should be done and will appeal to party-givers, party-goers and social historians alike – “Whether a dinner of four, or a ball of four hundred, Party-Giving on Every Scale has everything you need to know, including how it should be organised, what food to serve and ‘The Use and Misuse of Bunting’. Covering all aspects of how to give a party on almost any occasion, this is an essential guide for ‘young married people, for instance, or those who have come into money, or mothers who commence entertaining on bringing out their daughters'”

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Pre-owned. With handy hints, such as suggested seasonal menus, a table of fish, poultry and game, meat, vegetables and fruit by season and instructions on how to calculate how much food and drink to lay on for guests. No dust jacket. Green decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Crack at front hinge. Front endpaper is loose and embossed with W H Smith Logo. 224 pages. Inscribed in pencil on second page with “MN £15”. Mild tanning to pages throughout with darkening to some page edges. Moderate shelf wear to boards with some prominent corner bumping. Some marking to surfaces. Tanning to spine with crushing at lower end. Book is rather loose from use. Stain on rear board. Hardcover. Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Undated but estimated to be circa 1880

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Weight 0.347 kg