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The English Art of Cookery, According To The Present Practice; Being A Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, On A Plan Entirely New: Consisting of Thirty-Eight Chapters
London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Second edition. leather_bound. Full contemporary calf, spine segments decorated in gilt, red leather spine label, edges speckled. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 656 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Twelve engraved plates: bills of fare for each month. One of the foremost cookbooks of the Regency era. Briggs, a cook at the Globe and White Hart Taverns and The Temple Coffee-House claims to offer "Directions and Receipts more intelligible than in most Books of the Kind" -- chapters on Marketing, Trussing, Boiling, Roasting, Frying, Directions for Seafaring Men, Drying and Candying, Salting and Sousing, Wines et al. CAGLE 579. Blank head of A3 excised not affecting text, corners worn, joints cracked but firm, internally a clean copy overall. Lacks free endpaper.
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