Adam's Luxury and Eve's Cookery; or the Kitchen-Garden Display'd. In Two Parts. To which is added the Physical Virtues of every Herb and Root. [Facsimile re-issue].

[London: Prospect Books, 1983; 1744].

Duodecimo (17.7 x 10.5 cm.), xii, 216 pages. Illustrated with decorative head- and tail-pieces. Index. All edges gilt. FACSIMILE EDITION of the 1744 original published in London, Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall ; And sold by M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. The title continues: Part I: Shewing the best and most approved Methods of raising and bringing to the greatest Perfection all the Products of the Kitchen-Garden; with a Kalendar shewing the different Products of each Month and the Business proper to be done in it; Part II: Containing a large Collection of Receipts for dressing all Sorts of Kitchen Stuff, so as to afford a great Variety of cheap, healthful; and palatable Dishes. An anonymous 18th-century manual with advice for the reader on growing, cooking, and storing vegetables, and with an emphasis on seasonality. The work is frequently cited as an early vegetarian cookbook, though Arnold Oxford reminds us this "is not a vegetarian hand-book, as meat gravies are used in the recipes" (Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 74). Tiny bit of foxing to some leaves. In publisher's green buckram, gilt-titled at the spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Some very light wear to covers, otherwise fine. [ESTC 20339; Axford, page 4; Bitting, page 514; Cagle 541; Henrey 408; Maclean, page 3; Oxford, page 74; Pennell, page 151 (all for the original edition)].

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