Title French Domestic Cookery combining elegance with economy; describing new culinary implements and processes; the management of the table; instructions for carving; French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian Cookery in Twelve Hundred Receipts besides a variety of new modes of keeping and storing provisions. domestic hints,, &c, management of wines.
Binding Original Cloth
Book Condition Good
Edition First edition (?)
Publisher London David Bogue 1846
Seller ID 8047
Corners and head and foot of spine are bumped, spine is sun-faded as are edges, with possible watermark to front right edge. Internally, a split between pastedown and ffep has rendered the binding a little loose, although it is secure. Inscription to ffep. Pages are generally clean, although edge of text block is browned. In sum a good solid copy of a scarce volume. This appears to be the first English edition, a translation of "La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville; ou, Nouvelle Cuisine Economique" published also in 1846 in Paris. An 1846 American edition is cited in the Methodist Review of that year (in which the reviewer takes the publisher to task for including the sections on wines and asks for a teetotal edition). Bitting mentions that another English publication with the same title was published in 1825, but does not suggest a connection, although some sources cite it as first and this as second. Scarce.