Title The London Art of Cookery and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a New Plan. Made Plain and Easy to the Understanding of every Housekeeper, Cook, and Servant in the Kingdom.
Book Condition Good
Edition Seventh ed.
Publisher London J.Scatcherd & J.Whitaker 1792
Seller ID 5708
Light foxing scattered throughout. Edges of boards lightly bumped. engraved portrait frontispiece, 12 engraved plates of 'bills of fare', vi + 467 + (2)pp., with advertisements on verso of final leaf, contemporary sheep sympathetically rebacked (not modern) with gilt lines and gilt label laid on spine Farley, "Principal Cook at the London Tavern", first published his popular work in 1783. It is a mine of information - hints on domestic economy, marketing, methods of cookery with recipes, sections on pickling, preserving, drying and candying, making wines and cordial-waters, nourishment for the sick and "necessary articles for seafaring persons". At rear is a catalogue of garden stuffs, poultry and fish in season in the different months of the year. An important book.