Originally published in 1852. PREFACE: The principle object of this work is to save young housekeepers the pain and trouble of buying their own experience; and thou it is particularly addressed to those residing in the country, I have had the satisfaction of finding that it has been in many cases almost equally useful to those living in the towns..... This extensive works is a fascinating look at all aspects of how to enjoy a country life. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.