Leeds: Printed by Griffith Wright, and sold by The author, and J. Ogle, in Leeds, and Messres Robinson and Roberts in Paternoster Row, London, 1767.
Duodecimo (16 x 10 cm.), 201,  pages. Lacking pages [i-v] (Preface). K3 misnumbered "K4". Illustrated with thirty-four typeset diagrams of table settings. Index. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION. Though lacking in this copy, the author's delightful preface explains this work is "the result of above forty years practice in the best families in and about Leeds", and that the work "is not stuff'd with a nauseous hodgepodge of French kickshaws". Maclean notes that this work is the odd case of a plagiarised title, which is copied almost verbatim from the work of the same name by Catherine Brooks (published circa 1762). The texts, however, are wholly distinct. Interior showing some light foxing, but generally clean. Tear at outside edge of L6, with some slight loss of typographical border of table setting. Rebound in full calf, with blind-tooled double rule. Gilt-ruled spine in imitation of raised bands; stamped gilt ornament in compartments; black morocco label with gilt title and author. With the bookplate of the Craig Collection. [OCLC locates eleven copies; Bitting 360 (later edition); Cagle 919; ; Ellwanger, page 451; ESTC T92199; Maclean, page 112; Maggs, catalogue 572; Oxford 95-96].