Mrs Beeton’s book Cookery and Household Management. Ward, Lock and Co., Limited. London and Melbourne. Printed in England ninth edition 1969. An excellent resource for “good household management”, but also an interesting commentary on social history during the 1890’s. From this book one can learn the fine art of table decoration, treatment and payment of servants, medicine for children and the disabled, basic legal problems, homeopathy, and how to organize a nursery. Find out more about this book here. One wonders how people survived before this book!
If you love 20th century collectable books, check these out! Little Obelia – May Gibbs 1921 and The Platypus by Harry Burrell 1927.