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Modern cookery for private families

£30.00

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Condition: excellent. The dust jacket has some very slight damage to the top front edge only. Book cover and pages are pristine. Fist leaf has a inscription 'Heather and Oliver Kent. April 2004'

(first published in 1845) Reprint of the extended edition of 1855 as Editor Eliza Acton. The most widely used of all the Victorian cookery books, much admired for its limpid style and incomparable recipes, and for the classic English style it represents. Eliza Acton's receipts show English cookery at its very best, before the over-elaboration of late Victorianism overtook it. She was writing for small families, so quantities in the recipes hardly need to be altered. Her personality shows strongly all through her book: she was precise, orderly, very observant, and mistress of an estimable prose style. With an introduction by Elizabeth Ray, who unearths some previously unknown facts about Eliza's life.

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Author(s):
Eliza Acton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 24cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870962087
ISBN-13:
9781870962087
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
Southover Press
Title:
Modern Cooking for Private Families

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Condition: excellent. The dust jacket has some very slight damage to the top front edge only. Book cover and pages are pristine. Fist leaf has a inscription 'Heather and Oliver Kent. April 2004'

(first published in 1845) Reprint of the extended edition of 1855 as Editor Eliza Acton. The most widely used of all the Victorian cookery books, much admired for its limpid style and incomparable recipes, and for the classic English style it represents. Eliza Acton's receipts show English cookery at its very best, before the over-elaboration of late Victorianism overtook it. She was writing for small families, so quantities in the recipes hardly need to be altered. Her personality shows strongly all through her book: she was precise, orderly, very observant, and mistress of an estimable prose style. With an introduction by Elizabeth Ray, who unearths some previously unknown facts about Eliza's life.

Author(s):
Eliza Acton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 24cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870962087
ISBN-13:
9781870962087
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
Southover Press
Title:
Modern Cooking for Private Families

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