Title: Mrs Beeton's Book of Summer
Author: Isabella Mary Beeton, Bridget Jones
Year: 1994 (First Edition)
Publisher: Ward Lock
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Excellent
Description: Summer days evoke images of tea on the lawn, fun-filled family picnics, and elegant entertaining on the terrace. This book captures the nostalgia of summers from long ago by bringing together recipes, traditional garden games, plus seasonal crafts and customs. The book opens with an introduction to the traditions of Spring and Summer, seasonal celebrations, and the changes that the warmer months brought to the Victorian household. A wonderful collection of recipes for hazy summer days provides ideas for all occasions, from simple family suppers, and refreshingly light Sunday lunches, to stunning fresh fruit desserts, and delicious ideas for barbecues and alfresco dining.
Illustrated throughout with a mix of beautiful Victorian engravings, colour photographs, and watercolour paintings.
Forest green boards with gilded text on spine. Unclipped (£14.99) dust jacket is lightly scuffed along its upper edges, but is in otherwise excellent condition. The book itself is as new.
Measures 26.5 cm × 21.5 cm (10.4″ × 8.6″). 4to. 128 pp.