1856 The Wife's Own Book of Cookery
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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
'The Wife's Own Book of Cookery' is a collection of about fifteen hundred recipes, compiled and arranged in this volume for easy perusal and use by contemporary housewives and cooks.
With bills of fare to advice on the amount of food needed, and advice and instruction on how to lay each dish on a table to present to a dinner party, how to fold napkins. The work also show illustrations of various kitchen utensils, intended for use by someone trying to build and furnish a kitchen if they have little experience.
Also involving advice and tips on how to carve different types of meat, and advice on which particular foods to give to sick people.
Written by Frederick Bishop, who was chef to St. James' Palace, Early Grey, Baron Rothschild, Earl Norbury, and many more prominent and successful families in England.
The first edition of this work, with two pages of publisher's adverts to the rear dated 1856.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, one folding plate, and numerous in-text engravings throughout.
Collated and complete.
In the publisher's original cloth with refreshed endpapers. Externally, sound, with fading to the spine and extremities, and shelf wear to the boards. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Cloth is split slightly at the head and tail of the spine. Internally, binding is just slightly tender. A couple spots and a few handling marks to the pages, which are otherwise bright and clean.
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