Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery (Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, [No Date] circa 1950) with dustwrapper
Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, [No Date] circa 1950
“…with about 2,500 Practical Recipes”.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with blind decoration to spine and front board and with titles in black, in a dustwrapper. pp  endpapers with adverts, 758, plus b/w and colour plates, adverts  +  endpapers. 8 x 5.5 inches approx. (205mm x 137mm).
A dated gift inscription on a slip of paper loosely inserted.
Dustwrapper rubbed and edge worn, especially to folds, spine ends and corner tips; small tear with wear and rucking to lower quarter of spine; a little dusty/grubby and scuffed in places. Cloth clean and bright; a touch crushed to spine ends; bump to upper corner of rear board. Sporadic foxing throughout but generally pages clean; edges of page-block dusty and spotted with come encroachment onto margins.
Overall, showing wear but otherwise a particularly well preserved copy – attractive in its dustwrapper.