How to Skin a Lion : A Treasury of Outmoded Advice, Hardback Book

How to Skin a Lion : A Treasury of Outmoded Advice Hardback

Description

Have you ever wondered how to pan for gold, train a falcon or make a love potion?

Could you restore a drowned person, smoke your own bacon or correctly address a Maharajah?

If not, fear not - you will find the answer in this book. How to Skin a Lion is a fascinating collection of miscellaneous historical advice, gathered from the magnificent archives of the British Library.

Drawing on medieval manuscripts, Victorian manuals and self-help guides of the early twentieth century, the book uncovers an extraordinary range of guidance from etiquette to apiculture, medicine to mechanics. How to Skin a Lion offers an intriguing insight into a past with no modern conveniences, where navigating the social scene was fraught with perils and Google did not hold the answer to everything.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 20 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780712357821

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