Download some free old books on Homemaking and Housekeeping courtesy of the Internet Archive and Google.


Cassell’s Household Guide : being a complete encyclopaedia of domestic and social economy and forming a guide to every department of practical life.


Volume 1 (44Mb)
Volume 2 (46Mb)
Volume 3 (45Mb)

I heard about Cassell’s book of the Household when I watched “1900’s House”. The book provides a lot of information on everything from treating ailments to how to garden.
An alphabetical listing of contents can be found at