London, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1907/ 1861.
Stout octavo, viii, 2056, 24 (advertisements) pages plus 173 plates (30 in colour) and advertisements on the endpapers.
Original quarter red leather (possibly sheep) and blue-green cloth, with the spine extensively decorated in gilt and blind; covers a little worn at the extremities, with the cloth sides a little scuffed; rear inner hinge cracked but firm; a portion of an edge of two leaves protruding a little and slightly chipped (a trifling production flaw); early gift inscription on the recto of the frontispiece, and a small name-stamp on the title page; minor signs of use and age; a very good copy.
The lengthy preface to this new edition states that it is 'half as large again as the previous edition' and lists many improved or added sections. For instance, the section on Colonial and Foreign Cookery 'has been enormously increased. Australian, American, Canadian, South African, German, Italian, and all foreign cookeries, have been comprehensively dealt with, so that Britons living under other skies may learn how to combine the dishes of their adopted country with those of the Motherland'.