L. C. Page and Company, (1940). Illustrated from the photographs and drawings by the author. Sky blue cloth 8vo.8-11/16" x 6". 304 pp. including index. Book is in fine condition. / Colorful dust jacket is ruffled and chipped a bit at top edge but overall sturdy and attractive, Item #428
In this book the author tells the interesting litle known facts about spices, perfumes, soaps and cosmetics; he describes their origins and histories; their manifold uses and the processes by which they are manufactured; and he most successfully creates in the reader a greater interest in and a wider knowledge of these everyday substances that give zest to our food, pleasure to our nostrils, and cleanliness to our bodies and clothes.