The War-Time Guide Book (1942)


"Make It Yourself--Fix It Yourself"

Popular Science Monthly. The War-Time Guide Book. New York: Popular Science Publishing, 1942.

Thick octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of Popular Science's complete guide to fixing and maintaining a home during wartime. A staple in many American households during the Second World War, The War-Time Guide Book for the Home was created by Popular Science to help even the novice DIY-er conquer home repair and maintenance at a time when supplies and tradesmen were both in short supply. The projects discussed range from the easy (painting) to the technically complex (repairing a boiler). However, many are accompanied by informative illustrations and all instructions are given in accessible, plain language. Without dust jacket. With laid in patriotic ration pledge. Interior fine, only light rubbing. A near-fine copy.