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The English bread book for domestic use - ACTON, Eliza - 1857. 
London Lomngmans 1857 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 204 pp., original brown cloth gilt, upper cover pictorial gilt, a little worn, a very good copy. Scarce. The first book in English devoted to bread making. Alongside recipes, this contains a scholarly history of bread-making, which includes Acton's strong opinions on some contemporary baking practices. Acton (1799-1859) was notable for producing her cookery books for ordinary families rather than professional cooks. They feature precise instructions and exact measurements. This approach made her a big influence on Mrs. Beeton. Axford p134; Bitting p3; Cagle 537. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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