Acanthus Books features cookbook and food history titles from antiquity to the early 20th century, as well as historical household management, gardening, landscape design, architecture, and interior decoration titles. Whether you're looking for affordable culinary or home & garden reference in the form of historical reprints, or hard-to-find titles like the Leeds Symposium and Oxford Symposium papers, and the culinary journal Petits Propos Culinaires (PPC), Acanthus Books has something interesting for everyone.

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A page from our featured book, Beeton's Book of Household Management.
This beautiful facsimile reprint of the 1861 Bouverie Street first edition contains reproductions of all the original chromolithograph plates.

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