(Beeton, Mrs Isabella)
Title The Book of Household Management 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, & Legal Memoranda. With a History of the Origin, Properties and Uses of all Things connected with Home Life and Comfort
Book Condition Fair-good
Edition Entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged
Publisher London Ward, Lock 1888
Seller ID 3897
Spine extensively worn, although with little loss, making a good candidate for rebinding. Hinges split front and back, three rear advertising pages loose, but otherwise secure. Internally this is a very good copy, with all colour plates and fold-outs intact and showing only some age-toning and occasional food stains. In sum a good entry-level or working copy. A particularly attractive edition with its charming folding plates of dinner and supper tables, menus for everything from family tea to an elaborate ball supper and detailed instructions on servants' duties. A chapter on Australian cookery is included with recipes for oyster soup, roast wallaby, parrot pie and peach and pineapple marmalade among others.