The Vintage Bride used one as her guest book at her vintage themed wedding. I love how Jessie has left some pages untouched so that some of the original recipes can still be followed.
The theme of vintage recipe books continued when I visited my Mum, when she placed in my care two antique and extremely well-used Mrs Beeton's which had belonged to her Grandmother. The Cookery Book had signs of being much well loved with small grease stains and the pages falling out. In between the pages we discovered numerous handwritten recipes and cuttings - so my habit of ripping recipes from newspapers is genetic! I look forward to trying some of my great-grandmother's recipes in due course.
The ginormous Household Management book is filled with beautiful old illustrations, and we were very amused by the instructions on child rearing - Mrs Beeton obviously relied heavily on her Nanny!