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Mrs Beeton's Household Management
London: Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.,, [c.1920]. A Complete Cookery Book. Octavo (217 x 147 mm), pp. 1680. Contemporary red blind-stamped quarter roan, title gilt to spine, tan cloth boards, advertising endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 31 similar plates, 64 black and white plates. Spine creased, joints starting, boards slightly toned, foxing to edges of text block. A very good copy. First published in book form in 1861, the New Edition was released in 1907 and "revised, enlarged, brought up to date and fully illustrated" the original work (title page). Beeton's boldly comprehensive text contains guidance on home economics and general home life (including an interesting rundown of the laws the of the land), and even some more philosophical passages on the ethical role of women in the world of the Victorian male; "For Mrs Beeton, a people's 'way of taking their meals, as well as their way of treating women' were marks of civilisation. Dining well 'implies both the will and the skill to reduce to order, and surround with idealisms and grace, the more material conditions of human existence'" (ODNB).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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