London; New York: Ward, Lock & Co., Warwick House;, [circa 1885].
Thick octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), liv, 404,  pages. Illustrated with eight chromolithographic plates and numerous engravings in the text. Index. Advertisements. Later, undated edition; originally published in 1866 by Ward. Lock, and Tyler; a "New & Revised" edition was issued in 1890, with 568 pages. So this edition sits between the two. Includes the short "Philosophy of housekeeping" (page s[i]-lxiv) not present in some editions. One of the many works extracted from (though quite hefty itself) Mrs. Beeton's massive Victorian household dictionary and cookbook, The Book of Household Management (1861). Contains a section at rear containing "Brief Descriptions" (really recipes) of the items depicted in the color plates. A few signatures a bit shaken; some light age-toning and darkening to edges; otherwise very good. In brown cloth, black and gilt-titled and decorated. Overall, very good. [OCLC locates no copies with this pagination, and the "Ward, Lock & Company" imprint (and six copies of the Ward, Lock Tyler imprints); Freeman, Isabella and Sam, page 295; Wheaton 545].