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Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management

BEETON, Mrs. [Isabella]

[Facsimile reissue of the First Edition].


Published: Chancellor Press, [1986]

Stock code: 48609

Price: £45.00

The best reproduction of the original edition of 1861, the Chancellor Press facsimile is specially enlarged, retaining the original and evocative woodcuts and omitting only the (largely decorative) coloured plates. The original frontispiece and illustrated title are reproduced in colour as endpapers. Arguably the most famous of cookery writers, Mrs Beeton first published her well-known work as monthly supplements in 'The English Women's Domestic Magazine' before its first publication in book form, after which it rapidly became the essential guide to the management of the Victorian home. One of the work's more notable features is its presentation of recipes with clear and precise instructions and all ingredients listed at the head, a style which appears here for the first time and which has remained the industry standard ever since. Now scarce in its own right.