Beeton's Book of Household Management

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ISBN:
0001000021290
Author: Isabella Beeton
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Hard Cover
1994
$50.00

1994 First Great Britain Edition.    AN ILLUSTRATED FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED IN 1861              
Publisher -
Chancellor Press, an imprint of Reed Consumer Books Ltd., London, Auckland, Sydney,
Cover is hard bound with dark blue leatherette.  Gilt lettering on front.  Excellent condition. 
Dust Jacket is not applicable.
End Papers are intact.
Preliminaries - Preface, General Contents, Errata, Analytical Index, Engravings.
Main Text Body - 1112 Pages.  fine and Clean.  Illustrated throughout.
Edges
are even and unworn.  Minor foxing on top edge.  Small stains on front and bottom edge.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering in gilt decorative border.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth century.  Running an extravagant household was a monumental task and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It meant supervising every employee, from the butler to the laundry-maid to the footman and the wet nurse. It meant managing the safety, happiness, comfort, and well-being of the family. In addition to offering advice on a wide range of domestic topics, this edition of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management contains hundreds of original recipes. A compendium of practical information about everything from animal husbandry to child care, this Victorian classic is both fascinating and still useful.

 

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