The Art Of Cookery, Made Plain And Easy:

GLASSE, HANNAH.

Publisher

Printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, S. Crowder, J. Hinton, J. Johnson, T. Longman, W. Owen, B. White, T. Caslon, J. Wilkie, J. Robson, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Becket, W. Davies, J. Knox, W. Nicoll, T. Lowndes, R. Dymott, H. Gardner, B. Domville, J. Richardson, T. Durham, R. Baldwin, J. Bew, F. Newberry, W. Goldsmith, Fielding and Walker, J. Wallis, and W. Fox.

Place

London

Date

1778

Synopsis

Which far exceeds any thing of the kind yet published, containing...[xxii] headings] to which are added one hundred and fifty new and useful receipts; and also fifty receipts for different articles of perfumery. with a copious index. by a lady. a new edition. with all the modern improvements. and also the order of a bill of fare, for each month, in the manner the dishes are to be placed upon the table, in the present taste.

Item Description

8vo. 8 x 5.25 inches. [2] + vi + [20] + 397 + [24] pp. index. Rebacked in full calf, reusing the original leather boards and spine, which is in compartments with raised bands, gilt, with new contrasting black morocco title label, gilt. Age wear to extremities, edges darkened, a few lower margin stains and a little scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by headpiece vignette. A facsimile of the author's signature is printed on the first page of the text. Classic of gastronomy by Hannah Glasse (1708-70) who became the best known cookery writer of the 18th century. First published in 1747 the work became a best-seller (MacLean lists thirty six editions to 1800), and was still in print in 1843, after which Mrs Beeton took over her mantle. All 18th century editions are now scarce. (ESTC T90931; MacLean, p.59-61, with biographical notes).

[Stock No. 27240]

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