For full description see below - after all photographs. Elizabeth Craig foreword and SIGNED copy. In full calf binding and slipcase. A very nice copy from the Arcadia Press.
Janie Ellice's Recipes is no ordinary recipe book but a delightful medley of household hints and instructions for many diverse things - from a cure for consumption to waterproofing clothes, from how to make cheese to knitting a shawl. All the receipts (recipes) were collected by Janie Ellice, wife of Edward Ellice, MP for St Andrews, who became one of Scotland's most popular and influential hostesses of the mid-nineteenth century. She wrote the recipes by hand in an exercise book and illustrated each page with witty pen and ink drawings: all here reproduced in facsimile with facing-page'translation' and comments from the editor, Josie A.
Wentworth, who also contributes an introduction, bibliographical notes about Janie, and a glossary of the more unusual terms and measures. Not only does the book bring to life the personality of a resourceful, talented and humorous Victorian'housewife', but also paints a picture of country life in Victorian Scotland which so few other works can so well convey. Spine - very good condition - gilt titles. Joints - very good condition. Corners - very good condition.
Boards - very good condition. Page edges - very good condition - gilt. Hinges - very good condition. Paste downs - very good condition - marbled.End papers - very good condition - marbled. Title - very good condition - signed. Pages - very good condition. Binding - very good condition - attractive and good condition. Publication Date: 1974 Binding: Hardback.
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