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The Cook's and Confectioner's Dictionary: Or, The Accomplished Housewife's Companion. Containing the Newest Receipts and Directions in The Several Branches of Cookery, Pastry, Confectionary, Liquors, Etc.Fourth Edition, Improved.
Charles Rivington, London 1733 - Two page leaf "Domestic Brewing - Cheap Beer", a two page recipe; frontispiece; title; Four page dedication 'To All Good Housewives";"Some Divertissements in Cookery", 2 pp; text, unpaginated, 560 pp., with unfortunate section heading typo "To Fry Maids" corrected in pencil to "meats" [I think it's a typo, but alphabetically it is under the correct place for "Maids" rather than for "Meats"]; miscellaneous sections at rear, including index, 31 pp. with a few pencil words on the first page of the "Menus" section immediately following the main text;; one page ad. at rear. Original paneled calf with "T. Pitt" stamped at center, probably the grandson of Thomas "Diamond" Pitt, and with ownership information "Thomas Pitt 1817 The Gift of Miss Foljambe" on front pastedown and another similar note "Thomas Pitt rhe gift of Miss Foljambe 1810" at top of title page. Recently rebacked to style, five bands, original morocco label laid down on spine, gilt rules and decorations in each compartment. Pages clean and square, somewhat crisp, apparently unread or lightly read. Most recently, the copy of Robert Balzer, Los Angeles food and wine expert, with a half-page of stationary from his Tirol Restaurant in Idyllwild which had been used as a bookmark. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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