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The Art of Dining.
John Murray, London 1852 - First edition. Pp. vi, 138. 8vo., a very attractive copy in 20th century boards with printed paper label on spine. Mark on upper cover, otherwise good. Some ponderings on the history of cookery, restaurants, celebrated cooks with several biographies, instructions how to choose a Cook, the life of Brillat-Savarin, a list of foreign delicacies, accounts of famous dinners, directions for simple dining, thoughts on roast pig, speculations touching Pies and Puddings &c. Perhaps most contentious is the article on the comparative merits of male and female cooks. At the end is an appendix with several recipes and bills of fare. 13 copies are listed on WorldCat, 2 in Australia, 3 in the UK, 6 in the USA and 1 each in Denmark and Germany. Simon BG 824 Not in Bitting or Cagle which mentions the second edition of 1853. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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