Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management - A Guide to Cookery in All Branches, Daily Duties, Mistress & Servant, Hostess & Guest, Marketing, Trussing & Carving, Menu Making, Home Doctor, Sick Nursing, The Nursery, Home Lawyer. - Isabella Beeton 1906 - Ward, London - New Edition, Revised, Enlarged, Brought up to Date, and Fully Illustrated ‘This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The largest edition of this truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time, in a contemporary binding. First published in 1861, by 1906 the size of this already substantial volume had more than tripled, to contain 3,945 recipes, 368 pages of culinary advice and household directions, all profusely illustrated with thirty full page colour plates (two of which are folding), and 111 full page black and white photographic plates.

In case you needed even more recipes, there are charming contemporary hand-written recipes at the front and rear such as ‘Coburg Pudding’, ‘Seville Orange Marmalade’,’Veal Gateau’, ‘Almond Tartlets’, ‘Cumberland Pudding, and ‘Madelines’.
  Mrs Beeton’s incomparable Book of Household Management was also one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations.

The most famous English cookery book ever published. It stands four-square in the nation's imagination as a bastion of traditional English fare and solid Victorian values. It represents extravagance ('take 12 dozen eggs'), and a lost rural way of life ('first catch your hare'). Household Management was markedly innovative, introducing the newly expanded and self-consciously respectable Victorian middle class to the latest manufactured food products, to a wide range of foreign recipes, and to fashionably different modes of dining. -
Nicola Humble - Introduction to the edition of 2000.

References: Cansler,
‘Where’s the Beef?’ Chemical Heritage Magazine, 31. Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 561.

Very thick octavo (binding size 21.7x16.8x10.2cm), pp. [2] viii 2056 [2].
  Bound in contemporary red calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt motifs to compartments, beige morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt, block edges marbled, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, some edge-wear to final pages, in very good binding, wear to edges and corners, some rubbing and fading to leather spine.   Ref: 110788   Price: HK$ 4,500