London: Joseph Masters, 1852. First edition. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and worn. Light offsetting to terminal blank. Some minor pen and pencil notations on front fly leaf. A very good, bright copy of a scarce book. Contemporary calf stamped in blind and ruled in gilt. Five paneled spine with gilt-lettered, black morocco label. Marbled edges. Octavo. ix, , 128 pp. Item #17504
Harriet Toogood is remembered for her cookbook, The Treasury of French Cookery (1866), a church history for children, and a Greek history book, all of which were popular Victorian texts. The Summer Lake is a collection of poetry that was originally written for and circulated among friends. Themes include charity, morality, domestic bliss, and a romantic view of the world.
OCLC lists only three copies, all in the U.K.