Elinor Fettiplace’s Receipt Book..
Bound in original maroon cloth with red titles, in pictorial dust wrapper.
Elizabethan country house cooking.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xi + [i] + 249 +  pp.
Illustrated by facsimile frontispiece and by genealogical table. Pictorial endpapers.
A selection from the 1604 commonplace book of Lady Elinor Fettiplace (c.1570-c.1647), wife of Sir Richard Fettiplace of Appleton Manor, Berkshire. The author, literary biographer Hilary Spurling (b.1940), has chosen over two hundred of her recipes and combined them with a month by month account of Elizabethan cooking throughout the calendar year.
[Stock No. 25462]