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nubidane
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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  4:34:25 PM  Show Profile
I guess I could have posted this in the book section, but the majority of this book is dedicated to recipes, so I decided to post here.
This book was originally published in 1861 in Victoria Britain.
The recipes cover everything and beyond.
And as a huge plus, it has chapters on everything household from Britain in the day:
Duties of the butler, footman, coachman, ladies maid and on and on.
The edition I just received is a facsimile of the original, but the font etc appears authentic. (1112 pages!)
I will enjoy this book bit by bit!

Edited by - nubidane on Feb 12 2024 4:25:59 PM

Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

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Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
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Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  4:39:05 PM  Show Profile
What a treasure you have Lisa. I bet it is a fun read with lots of recipes. Enjoy.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  4:41:41 PM  Show Profile
What fun that will be to read! I love old etiquette books and have several. Enjoyable reading on a rainy day.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2869 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2869 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  5:03:31 PM  Show Profile
I originally reserved it from the library, but was able to find it used on Amazon, so I purchased it. There were many options, but several were only about 100 or so pages; I wanted one as close to the original as possible, so I was sure to check the number of pages.
The one from the library was HUGE and weighed several pounds.
This one is roughly 4x6 and about 3 in thick, but still as comprehensive.
Something to look at every day.
I look at what went into their daily routine, and feel like I do nothing compared to them.
But I don't have a footman, butler, or ladies maid..So there's that. LOL
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3055 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3055 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  5:10:54 PM  Show Profile
That's an amazing find. I bet it's fascinating to read. Can you imagine what it would be like to have all that help? I'm not sure if I'd love it or hate it LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1512 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
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Posted - Feb 10 2024 :  7:25:44 PM  Show Profile
What an amazing find!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6875 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6875 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2024 :  06:24:38 AM  Show Profile
Lisa, I heard about Mrs. Beetons' book several years ago on a British cooking show. I collect old cookbooks and reprints of really old books. You know me as soon as I read your post yesterday, I got on Amazon and found the one you ordered. Mine will be here in a couple of weeks. I just hope the print isn't so small I will have to have a magnifying glass to read it. Thanks for reminding me of it and giving me a place to order it.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
2869 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2024 :  07:51:52 AM  Show Profile
Great Sara!..Did you find the one with the 1000+ pages?
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6875 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6875 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2024 :  08:26:55 AM  Show Profile
Yes. Lisa thanks again for reminding me of the book.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6573 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2024 :  4:17:02 PM  Show Profile
Lisa, this is an awesome treasure!! I too love old books, especially about kitchens and favorites of years gone by.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2869 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2869 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2024 :  4:45:01 PM  Show Profile
Sara, the font is tiny.. Bring on the magnifying glass!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Feb 14 2024 :  11:56:49 AM  Show Profile
Wow Lisa, this sounds like such a neat book. Hopefully you can find some really tasty recipes.

Krista
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