1838 The Hand-Book of Cookery
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Early Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The second edition of this very scarce work, from the author of articles on cookery in the 'Magazine of Domestic Economy'.
With sections devoted to meat, game, vegetables, soups, dishes containing cheese, and even including a recipe for curry powder, this work is termed by the author as 'a compendium of wholesome cookery for the use of those whose purses do not allow them' to consume the 'continued excess in the use of that food usually denominated "substantial English fare"'.
With a double-sided advertisement leaf to the rear.
With a former owner's inscription, dated 1869, to a front blank.
An impressively detailed guide to simple cookery in the early Victorian era.
In a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards. Small losses of leather at back strip head and tail. Rubbing to joints and board perimeters, with discolouration to boards. Inscription to a front blank. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age toned, with light spotting throughout.
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