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Ancient Cookery, From a Ms in the Library of the Royal Society, Arundel Collection No. 344
(London: Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790). Hardcover. Very good. Published as part of 'A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations of the Royal Household, made in divers reigns, from Edward III to William and Mary, and also Receipts in Ancient Cookery'. 4to. This copy does not retain the original pagination but is numbered from 1 to 52, and seems to be the variant issued for separate sale. (Copies known to be extracted from the Collection apparently retained the pagination of the Collection, 425-476.) Bound in a mid-19th century binding of dark green pebbled cloth, interleaved with blanks, and with a printed paper spine label (nearly perished). The edition retains the orthography of the recipes, which the anonymous editor believes date no later than the early 15th century. Recipes include 'Nombules of a Deer', 'Farsure for Hares', 'Browet of Alemayne', 'Pejons Stewart', 'Goos in Hochepot' etc. A very good copy. With a couple of well worn 19th century printed slips of paper laid in, presumably once used as bookmarks. See Lowndes I, 52.
      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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