The Book Of Household Management




Ward Lock and Bowden, Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C.






Comprising information for the mistress, housekeeper, cook, kitchen-maid, butler, footman, coachman, valet, parlour-maid, housemaid, lady's maid, general servant, laundry-maid, nurse and nurse-maid, monthly, wet and sick nurse, governess: also sanitary, medical and legal memoranda, with a history of the origins, properties and uses of all things connected with home life and comfort. by mrs. isabella beeton. entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged, containing new coloured plates and numerous full-page and other engravings, several hundreds of new recipes for english, french, german, italian, american, australian and indian cookery, new menus for breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, teas and suppers, with much valuable information upon household and domestic matters. six hundredth thousand.

Item Description

8vo., in sixteens. xlvi + [ii] + 1644 pp. With advertisement on verso of half title. Bound in contemporary half leather over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting green morocco title label, gilt. All edges marbled, now faded. Marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities and scattered foxing, largely confined to margins. 1896 signature on second free endpaper. Illustrated by 13 chromolithographic plates two of which are folding, including frontispiece and by numerous text figures, 68 of which are full page. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes. A handsomely bound well illustrated edition of the classic work. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865) wrote The Book of Household Management (1861) and Mrs Beeton's Dictionary of Every-Day Cookery (1865), an abridged version, titles which have been revised and updated numerous times ever since.

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