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[Hill, Georgiana]
The Breakfast Book: A Cookery Book for the Morning Meal, of Breakfast Table
London: Richard Bentley, 1865. First edition. Original green publisher's cloth binding embossed in blind with gilt to spine. Yellow endpapers. A beautiful survivor of the kitchen, with minimal external wear and internal pages uniformly toned but unstained and clean. Front inner hinge cracked but holding well. Bookseller's blindstamp to front and rear endpapers; two contemporary ownership signatures on front endpper. Collating xii, 139, [1, blank]: complete. Scarce in trade and institutionally, OCLC reports 12 copies worldwide (4 of these in the US). A cook book that signaled the buying power and the shifting needs of middle and working class women, Georgiana Hill's Breakfast Book aided its audience in quickly and efficiently answering an increasingly frequent question in their home-management. She opens, "What shall we have for dinner, is a question easily answered; but what can we have for breakfast is quite another thing. The object of this work is to solve this domestic difficulty." After all, while the infamous full English breakfast had existed since the 13th century, it was a hallmark of elite households and country estates. "The great English country houses were important hubs of local society, where breakfast was considered the most important meal of the day and a key social event, as the breakfast table was an opportunity for the gentry to display the wealth of their estates in the quality of the meats, vegetables, and ingredients used for breakfasts...It wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that the English breakfast became not just a meal for the wealthy, but f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]

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