London: Published by Orr and Smith, Paternoster Row; and W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1836. 1st volume edition. iv, iii, 4 - 387,  pp. Illustrated with cuts. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-1/4". Period full cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Average wear to binding. Period ownership signature of Elizabeth Brett. A solid VG copy. Item #48350
"We are born at home, we live at home, and we must die at home, so that the comfort and economy of home are of more deep, heart-felt, and personal interest to us, than the public affairs of all nations in the world." [t.p. blurb].
From the preface: "The Magazine of Domestic Economy was undertaken with the view of supplying a desideraturm which appears to have been overlooked, both by the authors of occasional works and conductors of periodicals, -- namely, the principles and the practice of rendering the enjoyments of home more geneally appreciated, and more habitually delightful." And with this in mind, herein we find pieces on cooking, brewing, baking, "popular medical observations", "the early management of children", carving, greenhouse plants, &c., &c.