A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families. A new edition, corrected.

London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1818.

Octavo, 354 pages. Index, ads. Frontispiece ("Domestic Cookery"), and nine full-page plates of various meats. New edition, revised and corrected. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings, and was one of the most profitable books published by Murray. This 1818 printing appeared just a few years after Mrs. Rundell had started to express misgivings about Murray's handling of the book's fortunes. A legal injunction led to a stalemate, but publication continued. This has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations." (DNB). Internally very good, with the text and plates clean and supple. In a make-do binding, early linen pasted-down over original cloth, affixed with pins and linen tape. Overall near very good. [Bitting page 410; Cagle 971(both other printings)].

Price: $350.00
See all items in English Cookery
See all items by ,