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The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Kt. Opened: whereby is discovered Several Ways for making of Metheglin, Syder, Cherry-Wine, &c. Together with Excellent Directions for Cookery: as also for Preserving, Conserving, Candying, &c
London: H.C. for H. Brome, 1677. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary boards with later rebacking which has failed, spine worn and chipped with loss at the head, front board detached along with the free endpaper. Mild browning internally, first signatures loose, scattered minor stains, generally quite clean. With an inscription from Christopher Morley and his wife Helen to his friends Martin and Elsie Hawley Mclanahan dated Christmas 1922. Lacking the portrait which is sometimes present (especially in the editions paired with his Receipts in Chirurgery). (iv), 251, (9)pp. Cagle 646, Bitting 124 (1669 1st ed.), Simon 502 (1st ed.) Morley and Mclanahan had a long friendship centering on food and wine - writes Morley: "I have scoured the town, dear Caliph, for a Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby". Morley had purloined the name Kenelm Digby for his detective story "The Curious Case of Kenelm Digby" originally collected in "Tales from a Rolltop Desk" (1921). Digby was one of the great travelers of his age and spoke a reputed 10 or 12 languages, this is largely a collection from his travels and is more representative of European cookery than a usual English cookbook. Of Digby, John Aubrey said "had he been drop't out of the clowdes in any part of the world, he would have made himselfe respected." And Elizabeth David: "His book is a beautiful piece of English kitchen literature as well as a collection of recipes set down with considerable accuracy." Size: 12mo (duodecimo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000141.
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