Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1892. Second Edition. 389pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Burgundy pebbled cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Very good. Floral endsheets and pastedowns. Item #4820
Early home economics text book from the scientist, educator and General Authority, James E. Talmage (1862-1933), published for use throughout Utah Territory. Illustrated with black and views.
"The author has endeavored to bring together, in a simple manner, such topics as have a direct bearing upon the science of domestic operations. His object has been to direct attention to daily household affairs, affairs indeed, which to many are too common to be deemed worth of earnest thought." - from the Preface.
"The literature of Utah has received a most valuable contribution in the appearance of the second and revised edition of 'Domestic Science' by James E. Talmage, DSD ,PhD, FRMS. From the time of the first publication of this exceedingly well written little volume it was adopted as a textbook in the Church schools, but its merits were so apparent that it soon became a favorite with teachers in all the schools." - Deseret Weekly (1893-01-07).