Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.

London: Elliot Stock, 1886.

Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B.Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Index. Woodcut illustration and designs sporadically throughout. FIRST EDITION. 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. Quarter-calf over green boards with rubbing to spine and bumping to corners. Deckled fore and bottom edge, top edge gilt. Very good. Bookplate of culinary collector Joan Dawson. Scarce.[Bitting cites just London 1902 edition, page 221; Simon Bibliotheca Vinaria, pages 220 -21; Vicaire 439].

Price: $200.00

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