London; Ward, Lock & Co., no date [circa 1920s]. [Cookery and Domestic Economy] FINELY BOUND, a new edition. Octavo (22 x 15 x 10cm), pp. xvi; 1680 . With 32 colour-illustrated plates, including a frontispiece, and nearly 700 other illustrations. Later maroon half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and orange cloth over boards. All edges speckled red; originally priced at 12/6. Toned to edges. Advertisements and preliminary leaves, including frontispiece, very heavily worn and chipped to edges, with toning and spotting to title page. Gently toned and spotted throughout, with occasional offsetting from various page markers. Light wear to binding; spine a little sunned. An exceptionally sturdy copy. Very good. A serviceable later edition of Mrs Beeton's classic recipe book, first published in 1861. An indispensable kitchen aid to anyone who has ever wanted to stuff a turkey with a calf's head and boil the whole thing in aspic, or whip up a batch of Walnut Ketchup. Item #58059
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