A New System of Practical Domestic Economy

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1828. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PRACTICAL ESTIMATES OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES, FOUNDED ON ECONOMICAL PRINCIPLES, AND ADAPTED TO FAMILIES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION: CALCULATED ACCORDING TO INCOME, And increasing by regular and systematic gradations, from One Guinea per week to 5,000/. per Annum, and upwards. IN THREE PARTS. PART I.--Containing a Series of Ten Estimates, gradually increasing from One Guinea per week, or 550. per annum, to 48. per week, or 125/. per annum, and shewing the most methodical and economical modes of living for such families as are restricted by their respective incomes to articles of necessity only. PART II.--Containing Eight Estimates, adapted for families possessing Incomes of from 1507. to 750/. per annum. PART III.--Containing Six Estimates, from 1000/. to 5000/. per annum, and upwards. In this part is given a short and comprehensive Rule, showing the proportions that the several branches of a gentlemans establishment ought to bear to each other, and to the whole Income. To which are added, Extensive Estimates of the expense of Horses, Carriages, &c. A NEW AND IMPROVED EDITION: Corrected according to the present prices of Provisions. ADVERTISEMENT TO THE NEW EDITION. Oar special acknowledgments are due to the numerous friends, who hare favoured us with their opinions and communications, for this part of the work and we feel highly gratified by the public approbation so unequivocally evinced, not only by the very rapid Bale of a large Edition, within the year, but also by numerous particular notices from approving individuals. It will be seen that we have availed ourselves of many useful hints, and we feel happy in conceding some points in which practical knowledge should and must be regarded beyond the precepts of the most rational theory. An opinion seems to prev...