London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge; [M'Corquodale and Co., Printers], 1863.
Octavo (17 x 11 cm.), viii, 375,  pages. Index. Illustrated with eight unnumbered leaves of plates. Stated "New and Revised Edition", though we've been unable to locate any earlier issue of a Walsh work with this title. In addition, there is no record of an issue under this title prior to 1864; therefore, FIRST EDITION THUS. The editor, John Henry Walsh, F.R.C.S., was author of A Manual of Domestic Economy (first issued 1857). He was one of a number of mid-19th century authors who consciously aimed for an audience that today might be called upper middle class today and at those who aspired to be so, an enabler of what has been called the “flight to gentility”. In publisher's green, patterned cloth, with gilt emblem and title to front panel. Re-backed in red morocco, with original gilt-decorated and -titled backstrip laid-down. New endpapers. In all, very sound and handsome copy. Near very good. With the bookplate of the Craig Collection, and the bookseller ticket of Cook Books. Unrecorded, and earliest, issue of this title. [OCLC locates no copies of this title before 1864; not in Bitting, Cagle, etc.].