Originally titled: ‘The Book of Household Management Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House-Maids, Lady’s-Maid, Maid-of-all-Work, Laundry-Maid, Nurse and Nurse-Maid, Monthly Wet and Sick Nurses, etc. etc. – also Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda: with a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of all Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort” the book contains some pretty fancy folding techniques that you don’t see very often these days.
Apologies for the quality of the scanned images but you’ll get the idea. Remember that for perfect napkin folds your napkin needs to be a perfect square and heavily ‘starched’ when being ironed or pressed (for those nice crisp edges). Click on any of the napkin folds below to see a larger image. For a modern take on unusual napkin folds get David Stark’s book