The Wife's Own Book of Cookery: Containing upwards of Fifteen Hundred original Receipts, prepared with great care, and a proper attention to economy, and embodying all the latest improvements in the culinary art; accompanied by important remarks and counsel on the arrangement and well-ordering of the kitchen combined with useful hints on domestic economy. The whole based on many years constant practice and experience; and addressed to Private Families as well as the Highest Circles.

London: Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street, and all Booksellers, J.T. Norris, Printer, 128, Aldersgate Street, [circa 1856].

Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), xvi, 398, [2] pages. Illustrated with three plates, one folding, and numerous illustrations in the text. Detailed index; glossary, ready reckoner. Publisher’s advertisements at rear. Date from information in advertisements. FIRST EDITION thus. A later edition, revised and re-titled, of the author’s Illustrated London Cookery Book. Foxing to preliminaries. Re-cased in brown cloth, with original spine and front panels (each blind and gilt decorated) laid-down. Otherwise very good. Bookplate of the Carl Sontheimer Foundation to from paste-down. [OCLC locates eleven copies; Bitting, page 40; Cagle 567 (though not indicating the folding plate)].

Price: $150.00

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