Title: A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY: Formed ...
Publisher: John Murray, London
Publication Date: 1832
Book Condition: Fair
[2, blank], liv, 36*,37#, 448 printed pages. Complete with 9 engraved plates (two with historic repairs on the versos), somewhat foxed. Some gatherings becoming loose. Contemporary ink gift inscription on unnumbered preliminary page. Most leaves lightly foxed. Hinges split. 10.5 x 17 cm. Contemporary full and richly patinated vellum, slightly rubbed with missing triangle of vellum on the upper front hinge. Corners slightly worn. Recipes for stewed tongue, prawn curry, thornback, sauce Robart, buttered orange, many sophisticated now obsolete recipes; many instructions on dealing with servants. The Dictionary of National Biography: "the earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness." The 1st edition of 1806 had only 290 pages. It went through dozens of editions, both legitimate and pirated, in both Britain and the United States (where the first edition was published in 1807). Bookseller Inventory # 5009