London: G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street; Saville & Edwards, Printers, 1857.
Thick duodecimo (18.8 x 12 cm.), viii, 597,  pages. Illustrated with frontispiece and six additional wood engravings by Henry George Hine; additional engravings in the text. Advertisements. Index. FIRST EDITION. Soyer’s famous work on military cooking in which he outlines numerous advancements in culinary science required in the difficult circumstances of war. Soyer wrote this work having recently returned from the Crimea. Text block clean and sound; hinges tender. In publisher's gilt- and blind-decorated patterned blue cloth. Rubbing to extremities; overall very good. With the bookplate of cookbook collector Marcus Crahan to the front paste-down; bookseller ink stamp of Bertrand Smith's "Acres of Books" in Long Beach, California. [(Bitting, page 444; Cagle 1008)].