FIRST EDITION OF LIZZIE HERITAGE’S CASSELL’S NEW UNIVERSAL COOKERY BOOK, 1894, WITH 12 COLOR PLATES
HERITAGE, Lizzie. Cassell’s New Universal Cookery Book. London, Paris, & Melbourne: Cassell, 1894. Thick octavo, original half teal morocco, printed endpapers.
First edition of one of the essential Victorian cookbooks, with 12 color plates depicting some of the most elaborate dishes featured in the work, in original cloth.
Written by cooking teacher and domestic economist Lizzie Heritage, a diploma-holder from Britain’s National Training School, this work was one of the most popular Victorian-era cookbooks. In addition to covering cooking basics and every conceivable area of cookery from hors d’oeuvres to jellies, this work also covers kitchen management and the handling of servants. It was widely used by both British housewives and housekeepers and was published in many editions right into King Edward VII’s reign. Not in Bitting or Cagle.
Inner paper hinges split, only occasional foxing to interior, a few spots of rubbing and soiling to binding. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.