Title A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY Formed upon Principles of Economy, and adapted to the use of private families, By a Lady. With the addition of many new Receipts
Binding Original Cloth
Book Condition Good
Publisher London John Murray, Albermarle St 1845
Seller ID 4546
Professionally rebacked with new endpapers and original spine laid down. Contents are internally clean and binding is now sound, although some sections are offset and several showing edgewear from when the book was previously loosely bound. Mrs Maria Eliza Rundell published her famous work in 1806. It was the earliest and most popular household manual of the 19th century, going into about 70 editions. Oxford cites a 65th edition in 1841 with an amended form appearing as late as 1893, so this one is probably the 66th. The recipes are very interesting indeed. Pickled oysters,braised chickens (with bacon, herbs, stock and sherry), roast onions and coffee cream ("observe that your coffee be fresh") are some appealing ones. The book includes cookery for the poor, household recipes, and menus.