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Charles Carter
The Compleat City and Country Cook: Or Accomplish"D Housewife
London, A Bettesworth and C Hitch, 1732. First edition. Vellum. London: A Bettesworth and C Hitch, 1732. First edition. Vellum. Very Good. 8" by 5". Anon. A beautifully rebound, first edition copy of this scarce cookery book by an accomplished author of this subject, Charles Cook. ESTC reference No T30998. Illustrated, with plates 1-23 and 25-43. Collated, all text is present. Lacking plates 24, 44-49. Professional repairs to the title page, A2, A3, and plates 38-43. This work is written by Charles Carter, the cook to the Duke of Argyle, the Earl of Pontefract, the Lord Cornwallis and many more figures of note. This work gives instructions on fish stock, gravy, Spanish Olio, Sorrel Soup, Veal Soup, Mutton, Beef, pickling, and several other key dishes from the start of the eighteenth century. A beautifully rebound copy of this fascinating work, which gives insight into cookery at the start of the eighteenth century. In a half calf binding, with cloth covered boards. Externally, in an excellent condition with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Professional repairs to the title page, A2, A3, and plates 38-43 at the edges. Most of the title page and plate 43 is lacking. Pages are generally bright with just the occasional light spots. Very Good . Ill.: Anon. Very Good .
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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