Lot 167 (Books and Maps, 24th April 2017)


BEETON, Mrs Isabella: The Book of Household Management; Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen Maid, Butler etc… S. O. Beeton, 1861, First Edition, First Issue; With colour frontispiece, additional colour lithographed, title, 12 colour lithographed plates & numerous illustrations. The imprint on the coloured lithograph title reads '"S.O. Beeton, 18 Bouverie St, London. E.C.' which on later issues reads "Strand, W.C."' to agree with the printed title. (The, lithographed plates had been prepared some weeks before the publishers’ move to the Strand and were too expensive to scrap or alter, while the printed title was not set to type until the last moment. Thus, copies of the first edition, dated 1861,, bearing the Strand address on the lithographed title are of later issue than those bearing the Bouverie Street address). References: Bitting p.32; Simon 186; cf.Quayle pp.217-247. PPxxxix, (i)blank, 1112. Original half leather; small damp stain to, top corner of frontis & engraved title page; the odd small stain and tear (without loss); O/w G+; Plus: Mrs. Beeton’s cookery Book. W. Lock, nd. with 8 colour plates. Covers worn and chipped with loss; hinges cracked. (2)

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