[London]: School Board for London; Chas. Straker and Sons, 1890.
Small octavo (18.5 x 12.5), 114 pages. Indexes. FIRST EDITION. A guide for cookery educators, with syllabi and notes for instruction. Also included are instructions on using the cookbook itself in an educational setting, "... but care is necessary, as the girls destroy and disfigure [the books] sometimes. To obviate this difficulty and to help the teacher in finding out the culprits, the receipts have been arranged consecutively according to the syllabuses, so that the books can be strapped down with elastic bands on the pages for the lesson." Also included is the text of the author's General Axioms for Plain Cookery, which had previously been printed separately as a "prize" for the girls who did not excel. Some light soiling and a few stains throughout (undoubtedly those "culprits"). In oxblood buckram, titled in gilt on the front board. Cloth soiled and rubbed, but still sound. Good.