The New London Family Cook : or, Town and Country Housekeepers' Guide; Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With Illustrative Plates, on a Principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week of the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes.

London: Albion Press. Printed for J. and J. Cundee, Ive-Lane, [1811].

Octavo, 634 pages [lacking pages 633-634 (final leaf of index)]. Frontispiece portrait of the author and ten plates. Later printing of the third edition. Originally issued c. 1800 by J. Robins, with the second edition by J. Cundee in 1808. MacDonald was the Head Cook a the Bedford Tavern and Hotel, Covent-Garden. The condition is good only, with some wormholes to a number of pages in the rear, mostly the index. The book has been re-cased and hinged, in the original brown calf, over marbled paper boards. The plates vary in condition, but some are a bit soiled, and all have been trimmed down from their original publication size. Still sound though. [Bitting page 297; Cagle 841; Maclean page 92 (1st edition)].

Price: $350.00

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