French Domestic Cookery, Combining Elegance with Economy; Describing New Culinary Implements and Processes; the Management of the Table; Instructions for Carving; French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian Cookery: in Twelve Hundred Receipts, besides a Variety of New Modes of Keeping and Storing Provisions, Domestic Hints, &c... Management of Wines, &c. With many engravings.

London: David Bogue, Fleet Street; J. Unwin, Bucklesbury, 1846.

16mo. (17.5 x 11 cm.), xi, 339, [1] pages. Illustrated with engravings in the text. Table of contents, Index. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. The English editor's Preface states this scarce work is "an adapted translation of one of the most popular treatises on French Cookery, entitled La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique, Paris, Audot, 1846", and called it "The 'Mrs. Rundell' of France." Eliza Leslie had offered in 1832 an English translation of an abridged version of the work, revised by Sulpice Barué. This is the first translation into English of the full text of Audot's work. Not to be confused with a book of the same title published in 1825 (see Oxford, page 157). Some foxing throughout, but clean and sound. Hinges and endpapers show evidence of archival repair. In publisher's original olive green cloth, blind-decorated and gilt-titled at the spine. Very faint, illegible ink lettering to front board. Manuscript recipe, untitled, to blank opposite title page. Rare. [OCLC locates only one copy of this edition, at AAS; Bitting 20 (later printing); Lowenstein 382; Oxford, page 177].

Price: $1,200.00

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