Devon, England: Prospect Books, 1983.
Quarto, 218 pages. Glossary. Index. List of subscribers. FIRST EDITION thus, of the Prospect Books facsimile of the original 1747 edition. The Art of Cookery was the most successful and influential English cookbook of the eighteenth century. Hannah Glasse (1708-1770) was the wife of an attorney and the mother of eight children, and she published the first edition of her Art of Cookery -- a work she boasted "far exceeds any Thing of the Kind ever yet published" -- in 1747. It went through eight editions in her lifetime and was not supplanted as a culinary authority until the work of Isabella Beeton appeared in 1861. Oberlé notes that the author "Severely condemns the extravagance of French cooking."Near fine in gray cloth. No dust jacket as issued (the later printings were issued in jacket).