Modern Cookery, for Private Families, reduced to a system of easy practice, in a series of carefully tested receipts … Newly Revised and much Enlarged Edition, Copiously Illustrated.

  • Acton, Eliza
  • London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861


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8vo, pp. [xlvii], [i], 643, [1] + steel engraved frontispiece and 7 plates. Black and white illustrations within text. Original publisher’s red brown cloth by Westley’s & Co., boards bordered and stamped in blind, spine bordered and blocked in gilt. Half-title discarded, a touch of foxing. Binding somewhat faded and rubbed, particularly to spine, rear hinge cracking, front hinge just starting to crack.


After its initial publication in 1845, 'Modern Cookery' saw over a dozen editions, and was 'newly revised and much enlarged' in the 1855 edition, with the title changing slightly over the years and settling on the above iteration in 1860.

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