A very good example of the improved Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery book from around 1930. Some age related wear but generally in very good condition for its age. Please see pictures.
Mrs Beeton facts:
When was Mrs Beeton born? She was born on 12th March 1836. This book was first published in 1894, some 29 years after Isabella Beeton died at the tender age of 28. By then her name had become synomynous with Victorian household management and 'her' books were and still are much valued today. Nicola Humble, in her history of British food describes her as:
" ... a singular and remarkable woman, praised in her lifetime and later forgotten and ignored when a pride in light pastry ... were no longer considered prerequisites for womanhood. Yet in her lively, progressive way, she helped many women to overcome the loneliness of marriage and gave the family the importance it deserved. In the climate of her time she was brave, strong-minded and a tireless champion of her sisters everywhere.".