The Modern Bread Baker: giving the newest methods of making bread by hand and... (1892) by Robert Wells. Undated edition. and most online references have a general "early 1900s" date for it. However, GoogleBooks has an edition, also undated, which bears signature of book's owner John Burns, dated September [18]92. As other two volumes by Robert Wells, listed on title page, were copyrighted 1889 and 1890, respectively, it's logical this volume would have been written shortly afterward.