I guess my copy is the 2nd edition. It notes copyright in 1984 and 1991.
That same page would be 166 for me, and it doesn't show ESB, only Special Bitter.
I'd suggest you look at something like the Palace Bitter recipe. It's a relatively low alcohol beer (4%) with about 3 ozs of English hops. Feel free to swap Goldings with Fuggles hops. They are different, but both work with the same style of beers. Some of the Goldings are different too, but for a beginner, I would make the assumption they are all the same.
For crystal, assume C40 or C60 unless noted otherwise. Really any crystal will do. They do contribute different flavors, but all make beer.
Extract: Assume all light extract is the same (Light/Extra-Light/Pale/Pilsner, etc.). Note 1 lb DME = 1.25 lbs LME.