London: J.S. Virtue & Co., Limited, 1891.. 1891.. Good. - Octavo, 6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Decorative tan boards backed with a dark blue cloth spine, titled in gilt on the spine and in red & black on the front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed, bumped & soiled with slight wear to the corners and edges. 128 pages plus 2 pages of ads and additional advertising on the rear pastedown. The ads are illustrated with vignettes. The text block is cracked at page 65. There is foxing to the first and last few pages. An early owner's name is stamped on the front endpaper, one page corner is creased and there are occasional pencil marks in the margins. Good.
"This little work is designed as a guide in the manufacture of cakes and biscuits of every conceivable description. The recipes are the result of many years experience, and therefore may be thoroughly relied upon. They are intended, not only for practical cooks and confectioners, but for those who have only a slight knowledge of the subject.... many of the following recipes have been published in The British and Foreign Confectioner and The Practical Confectioner during the last six years, and are now for the first time collected together, and have been thoroughly revised." - Quoted from the author's "Introduction".
RARE. [Not in WorldCat; Only 2 copies of the first edition and 3 of the second edition are located by COPAC]. First Edition.