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A Lady (Maria Rundell)
A New System of Domestic Cookery formed upon Principles of Economy and adapted to the use of Private Families
1806. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Rebacked into lovely VG but untitled burgundy covers, 2nd edn, recipes here may well have been made for Presidents Monroe, Madison and Jefferson then living. Also many household tips, 352pps w/index. Recipes for stewed tongue, prawn curry, thornback, sauce Robart, buttered orange, many sophisticated now obsolete recipes; many instructions on dealing with servants. Rare, measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/4". The first edition of 1806 was a short collection of Mrs Rundell's recipes. It went through dozens of editions, both legitimate and pirated, in both Britain and the United States, where the first edition was published in 1807. The frontispiece typically credited the authorship to "A Lady". Sales of A New System of Domestic Cookery helped to found the John Murray publishing empire. Sales in Britain were over 245,000; worldwide, over 500,000; the book stayed in print until the 1880s. (per Wikipedia) Perfect for the chef/cook who has everything else.
Bookseller: BohemianBookworm [United States]
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