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BEETON, Isabella Mary, 1836-1865 : THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN-MAID,  BUTLER, FOOTMAN, COACHMAN ...

BEETON, Isabella Mary, 1836-1865 : THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN-MAID, BUTLER, FOOTMAN, COACHMAN ...

London : S. O. Beeton, 1861. First edition : the first issue, with the plainer pictorial title. The much-loved Mrs Beeton – “this book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) – still the most famous of all English cookery books as well as one of the earliest to have coloured illustrations.
Crown 8vo (178 x 106mm). (xl),1112pp. Colour frontispiece. Extra engraved title-page in two colours. Twelve coloured plates of dishes, etc. Numerous illustrations in the text. Bound in a slightly later half roan; some rubbing and minor repair to binding; a little shaken; some internal marks, spots, chips, fingering and small stains; minor flaws notwithstanding, a good copy of a book designed for everyday use.

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LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Chicken Numidian style, Mulsum honeyed wine, and other ancient delicacies. Illustrated by Carola Scupham.
Narrow royal 8vo (24cm). [ii],(28),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in red and black; a few spots to upper wrapper, but otherwise very good. Lewis 67.

£15

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COOKERY : [MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK].

COOKERY : [MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK].

A charming 200-year old pocket-book (the paper watermarked 1809) containing fifty-four manuscript recipes in several legible hands, including apple, lemon, plum, orange, citron and paradise puddings; lemon and almond cheesecakes; india pickle; fish sauce; treatments for veal and eels; Portugal cakes and Shrewsbury cakes; currant, orange, elderberry, raisin and ginger wines; gingerbread, and bullace (damson) cheese, as well as some cough medicines and a method of cleaning urns. A reference to "Miss Hailstone’s Biscuits" perhaps indicates a Wiltshire origin, where the Hailstone name is rather more common than elsewhere.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [48]pp – the final six leaves unused. Original marbled wrappers; wrappers a little worn marked and frayed; some internal browning, a few nicks and one small hole, but an attractive and interesting survival.

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CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : THE WAY TO A GOOD TABLE : ELECTRIC COOKERY.

CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : THE WAY TO A GOOD TABLE : ELECTRIC COOKERY.

London : British Electrical Development Association, 1937. First edition. "I've no patience with roundabout or vague methods. I've less with out-of-date cookers" – no nonsense as the wonderful Elizabeth Craig takes us through the whole range of recipes – soups, fish, game, poultry, meat, vegetables, sauces, pastry, biscuits, cakes, drinks, pickles and chutneys, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 288,[viii]pp. Plates. Original pictorial silver cloth, blocked in red and blue; a couple of tiny marks, edges and endleaves spotted, but otherwise a very good copy.

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UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

London : Faber & Faber, (1966). First edition. Recipes and reminiscences of her Derbyshire childhood – thor cake, parkin, canary pudding, green snow, pikelts, wakes cakes, rhubarb wine and other delights.
Post 8vo (21cm). 132pp. Illustrations and decorations by Pauline Baynes. Original cloth; a few faint spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used and price-clipped dust-jacket.

£20

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