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BEETON, Isabella.

Book of Household Management.

A Guide to Cookery in all Branches. New edition revised, enlarged, brought up to date, and fully illustrated.

Published: London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1906

Stock code: 105269

Price: £375

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A later edition of the household classic, originally published in parts between 1859 and 1861. Includes a wealth of contemporary information on home economics, cooking, hosting events, first aid, and legal issues. Isabella Beeton’s husband was a prominent publisher and the first to produce a women’s magazine, the English Woman’s Domestic Magazine, for which Isabella wrote. He was also the publisher of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Boy’s Own magazine.

Octavo (210 136 mm). Bound in near-contemporary black half morocco, titles to spine gilt, black cloth sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 31 similar plates, 111 black and white plates, 18 pages of two-tone advertisements. Tips a little worn, edges rubbed, faint foxing to edges; an excellent copy, attractively bound.

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