Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.

London: Elliot Stock, 1893.

Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Second edition. Woodcut illustration and designs sporadically throughout. Classic text in which Hazlitt explores "The Early Englishman and his Food"; "Royal Feasts and Savage Pomp";"Diet of the Yeoman and the Poor"; "Meats and Drinks";"The Kitchen"; "Meals"; "Etiquette of the Table"; and a large four-part section of "Cookery Books" which includes bibliography and select extracts of "Early Receipts". Also includes index. Quarter-cloth over gray boards with owl illustration in the round, worn with bumping, rubbing, and some discoloration. New end paper. Text in crisp, clean condition. [Bitting cites just London 1902 edition, page 221; Simon Bibliotheca Vinaria, pages 220 -21; Vicaire 439].

Price: $100.00

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