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1861 The Modern Housewife or Menagere by Alexis Soyer / 163 Years Old! / Good Condition / A Mrs Beeton Style Guide to Household Management

1861 The Modern Housewife or Menagere by Alexis Soyer / 163 Years Old! / Good Condition / A Mrs Beeton Style Guide to Household Management

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Here is a scarce antique copy of The Modern Housewife or Menagere Comprising Nearly One Thousand Receipts For the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day, And Those For the Nursery and Sick Room; With Minute Directions For Family Management in All Its Branches. By Alexis Soyle. Published in 1861 by Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London. That makes this copy 163 years old! Interestingly this was the same year that the first Mrs Beeton Book of Household Management was published. 

Inside the pages have some spotting but are otherwise clean and tightly bound. There are a few nicks near the margin and some folded corners. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. Has some black and white illustrated plates and a few diagrams in the text.

Dark green cloth covered boards have blind stamped decoration to the front and back and gilt to the spine. With some light rubbing to the cloth on the boards. Has some rubbing also to the cloth at the corners and spine ends. The gilt on the spine is lovely and this is an attractive book.

Your antique copy of The Modern Housewife will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 20 cm x W 14 cm, 508 pages, plus antique adverts, 0.6 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to). 

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the full protective packaging, please add a note to the order.

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