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, vi, [50], 467, [1] pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Seventh edition. An extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written 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 Make Currant Wine handwritten on rear free end paper. Internally very clean and fresh. Endpapers appear excised, but at a very early date, as they have dated handwritten signatures on them. In full brown calf, with corners bumped, and with a bit of separation at the hinges. Generally very good or better. [Bitting, page 152; Maclean, page 50; Oxford, page 114; Vicaire col. 355].

Price: $750.00