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The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted. by  of Winchester] Ann Shackleford [Mrs - 1st Edition - 1767 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted.

by Ann Shackleford [Mrs, of Winchester]

Condition: Fair/N


London : J Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; and F Newbery, in Pater-noster-Rows, 1767 First edition of an extremely rare early cookery book in contemporary binding. In addition to recipes there is an appendix 'containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their Nature, Quality and various uses, by a Physician'. Also a 'Marketing Manual' 'and other useful Particulars' by the Editor. The full leather binding has raised bands to spine and the remains of gilt lining to the boards. It is scuffed and worn, but currently sound. Internally the fep is missing and the first page is the title page. Contents: title page; preface pp iii-iv; Marketing Manual pp v-xxii; Marketing table pp xxiii-xxiv; recipes and index 284pp; Finis. The rear free endpaper is torn with the bottom half missing. Contents slightly shaken; pages generally clean - some with light browning; some page corners have been turned over. There is a small ink note at the bottom of p 223. It is clearly a book that was much held and used.



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