Selma Poets - Het ABC der Huishouding ["In haar huis is iedere waarachtige huisvrouw Koningin"]
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Selma Poets - Het ABC der Huishouding ["In haar huis is iedere waarachtige huisvrouw Koningin"] - Alkmaar - P. Kluitman -  - 1st edition - , 240 pp - Cloth binding - 16 x 21 cm.
Condition: Good - with some wear. Restored: see more info below.
Dutch adaptation (by J.D.) of this household manual with etiquette especially "for Dutch girls and young women." Illustrated with fold-out plate with table arrangement diagram. With table of contents. Hardback first edition in green/blue linen ART NOUVEAU binding with attractive floral decoration.
¶ Housework was exclusively for women around 1900. Something like gender neutrality was still a century away. The book deals with greetings, how to behave in the house and outside, correspondence, the maintenance of furniture, setting the table, "serving food", polishing silver, washing, ironing, knowledge of textiles, mending clothes and "Zuinigheid en huishoudelijk boekhouden."
This copy is skillfully and almost invisibly recased in the binding and provided with fresh endpapers by master binder Hans Zegveld of Handboekbinderij Pagina1 from Nijmegen.