The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.

London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792.

Octavo, 467, [5] pages. Illustrated, with twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Apparently lacking the frontispiece portrait of the author which is recorded for some copies of this printing but not all. The seventh edition of this extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghostwritten by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson" (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79).Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation of Hams, Bacon, &c., Elegant Ornaments for a Grand Entertainment, Made Wines, Cordial Waters, Malt Liquors, Culinary Poisons, and Necessary Articles for Sea Faring Persons. Manuscript recipe "To Cure Hams" tipped onto front free endpaper. Title page showing some edgewear and light soiling. Original printer's binding with pale blue, sugar paper covered boards, and paper-backed spine; binding somewhat soiled and edgeworn. Untrimmed, in original boards, and rare thus. [Bitting, page 152; Cagle 675; Maclean, page 50; Oxford, page 114; Vicaire col. 355].

Price: $500.00