This fully illustrated, thousand page book is superb. It's basically a guide on how to run your house and make food. Everything you can think of is in this book, from sewing rooms, to how to choose the best lamps, from wooden floors, to ironing, from the 'days routine' to soap making, and from cleaning day to toilet preparations. And of course, loads and loads of recipes. A treasure trove of old timey household advice and recipes.