The Book of Keruynge. London 1508. [Book of Kervynge, Book of Carving; facsimile].

[Amsterdam; New York: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1971.

The English Experience: no. 298. Octavo, stapled in wrappers (22.4 x 15 cm.), 24 pages. Text is black letter. Facsimile of the second book of cookery printed in England, first published in 1508 by Wynkyn de Worde and later incorporated into the Good Huswife's Jewell (1597) and John Murrell's Two Books of Cookerie and Carving (1631). The first modern edition was edited by Furnivall for the Early Englich Text Society in 1868. Included is the famous list of terms for the carver – "Lyft that swan, unlace that cony, dysplaye that crane, dysfygure that peacock", etc". The list is followed by the duties of the butler, the chamberlain, the marshall, and the usher. Some light soil to red wrappers, titled in black. A few neat (and interesting) pencil annotations in the margins. Still, near very good.
[Oxford, page [1] (for the original)].

Price: $45.00

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