1891 Hints on Cookery and Management of the Table (Ma Cuisine). Translated from the French of Gabrielle le Brasseur.
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
A first edition of Gabrielle le Brasseur's entertaining treatise on cooking and table management, translated by Mary Hooper. In this very scarce work, le Brasseur intersperses humorous anecdotes and stereotypical criticisms of national cuisines with advice on ingredients, cooking, and table preparation. Includes chapters on country fare, breakfast, game, and salads. Mary Hooper began her literary career as editor of the household section of the 19th century magazine edited by Charles Dickens, House Hold Worlds. In the 1860s, she began publishing her own cook books, before eventually becoming a professor of domestic economy at the Crystal Palace School of Arts, Science and Literature. With a 32 page catalogue of publisher's adverts to the rear.
In the publisher's original blue cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some light shelf wear only. Lightly bumped to the head and tail of the spine with some offsetting to the rear board. Front and rear hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Aside from some light spotting towards the front and rear of the book, pages are bright and clean.
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