Jarrin.   W.A.    
THE ITALIAN CONFECTIONER
OR, COMPLETE ECONOMY OF DESSERTS: CONTAINING THE ELEMENTS OF THE ART, ACCORDING TO THE MOST MODERN AND APPROVED PRACTICE. By G.A. JARRIN, CONFECTIONER, NEW BOND STREET. THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED. LONDON: WILLIAM H. AINSWORTH, OLD BOND STREET. 1827.
First revised edition, corrected and expanded, third edition overall. 234x147mm. Frontispiece. Title page (cropped at both ends without loss of text) III-IV Preface to the third edition. V-IX. Preface to the first edition. X-XX. Contents. 1-260. 261-270 Index. 271-276. Description of the plates. 2 folding plates with a total of 37 Confectionery tools. 1 fep. Half brown calf, with raised bands to spine, with gilt lines and red label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Internally quite clean except for a little browning to the Frontis and the edge of one of the plates. Overall a very nice copy.
- On the frontispiece we are informed W. A. (William Alexis) Jarrin was born in Colorno, Italy on 25th March 1784. He arrived in England in 1817. 'The Epicure's Almanack' of 1815 informs us that there were many high class confectioners in London's smart West-end streets. One of the more famous being Gunter's of Berkley Square. Tracing its origins back to the 1760s when it was opened by Domenico Negri, as the famous 'Pot and Pineapple' confectionery shop. It went through many incarnations. From Negri and Witton (or just Witton) to Negri and Gunter, becoming Gunter's by 1806. Jarrin was employed there for some time and it played a significant part in his career. On the verso of the 'Italian Confectioner' title page, there is an advertisement for 'The French Cook' by Louis Eustache Ude where we are informed that Ude's book is an 'Invaluable Companion to Jarrin's Italian Confectioner'. (Ude was the famous Chef de Cuisine of Crockfords Club, which was just 300 yards from Gunters confectionery shop. It was/is common for Chefs then and even still today, to visit each other on their afternoon break in the middle of their daily split shifts). The first edition of Jarrin's book was published in 1920 just three years after he arrived in England. It is an elegant production with many precise, good and unusual recipes and is an important item in any collection of cookery books.

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Jenks.   James     Rare first edition of an uncommon book.
The Complete Cook:
TEACHING THE Art of Cookery In All Its Branches; And To Spread A TABLE, In A Useful, Substantial And Splendid Manner, At All Seasons In The Year. With Practical instructions To Choose, Buy, Dress and Carve all Sorts of PROVISIONS. Far exceeding any Thing of the Kind yet Published. CONTAINING The greatest Variety of Aproved Receipts in COOKERY, PASTRY, CONFECTIONARY (a perpendicular double line) PRESEERVING, PICKLING, COLLARING &cc. AND Dishes for Lent and Fast-Days. A Variety of Made Dishes. And to Dress both the Real and Mock TURTLE. With an APPENDIX Teaching the Art of Making WINE, MEAD, CYDER, SHRUB, STRONG, CORDIAL and MEDICINE WATERS. Brewing Malt Liquors. The Management and Breeding of Poultry and Bees AND RECEIPTS for Preserving and Restoring Health and Relieving Pain, and for Taking out Stains, Preserving Furniture, Cleaning Plate &c. (a single line) The Use of Families. (a single line) By JAMES JENKS, Cook. (a single line) LONDON: Printed for E, and C. DILLY in the Poultry. MDCLXV111.
FIRST EDITION. 1668. Duodecimo. 166 x 98 mm. 1 fep. Title page. (1)iv-x Introduction. (1)xii-xx Contents. (1)2-5 Market Tables. [1] (1)8-314. (1)316-364 Appendix. 1fep. Recent tan half calf, marbled paper boards, black morocco label to spine. Partially erased contemporary ownership inscription to the verso of the title page. Book stamp of I. A. Farrer on p.314. Text block a little shaken but sound, edges and tips occasionally nicked. Rubbing to extremities. Some slight foxing to contents, spot of grease to upper margin of a couple of leaves of gathering L, upper margin quite closely trimmed; a good copy of an oft-handled book.
- The rare first edition of this practical book of recipes and domestic management. As with many cookbooks of the period this work combines traditional English recipes with French cuisine dishes replicated "in the French manner", as well as introducing more exotic dishes, such as "Turtle the West-Indian way" (p. 117). The work also contains medicinal recipes, a number of which are accompanied by the instruction that they must be taken "at the changes of the moon" for full efficacy. Also in the appendix it has an unusual guide for keeping bees. Showing signs on page 204 of a previous owner's practical use of this copy, they have in the recipe for "A Poor Man's Pudding", highlighted the ingredients "nutmeg grated" and "some rose water or sack" by neatly drawing a line through them in ink: Thereby making sure this really is a poor man's dish. This edition is uncommon institutionally and in public, with just six copies traced in the UK, and seven copies appearing at auction. Bitting 245; Cagle 780; A. W. Oxford, English Cookery Books to the year 1850, p. 97-8.

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Jewry.   Mary     - In wonderful original condition.
Warnes Model Cookery
AND HOUSEKEEPING BOOK, CONTAINING COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS IN HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. COMPILED AND EDITED BY MARY JEWRY. With original Illustrations, printed in colours NEW EDITION (A small printers device) LONDON: FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. AND NEW YORK. (All rights reserved.)
12mo. 184x127mm. 1fep. [1] Frontis of 8 made dishes. Title page. [1] 1p Preface. 1p Contents and Illustrations. (1)2 – 147. (1)149 – 156 Analytical Index. 1fep. Many illustrations in-text and four coloured plates printed by Kronheim of made dishes. Boards in bright original condition blind-stamped in bold black lettering. The spine and ½” of the back-board is sun bleached. Mint condition – as new. N/d – circa 1880-1890,
- Given the as-new condition of this book albeit with the sunned spine, it is obvious it has been on a shelf untouched for many years. It is also obvious it has never been used in a kitchen either. Little is known about Mary Jewry except she was possibly born about 1830 in Oxfordshire. The in-text illustrations are very similar to Mrs Beeton’s but it is just cookery and not as big nor varied as Beeton’s Household Management. Frederick Warne was founded in 1865 by a bookseller turned publisher using his own name. The new venture replaced an earlier association between Warne and George Routledge who also went on to found his own publishing company. Jewry’s book gives the impression that it is in competition to that other famous publisher – Ward Lock who only started publishing in 1856. They bought out “Household Management” from Beeton’s husband Sam, after her untimely death. Jewry's book is also a shadow of Beeton's and that is why they are fairly common. Appreciative collectors of cookery books however, would find it hard to pass on this copy if they found it at a book-fair.

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Jourdan-Lecointe.   Dr    
Le Cuisinier des Cuisiniers.
1000 RECETTES DE CORDON BLUE FACILES ET ECONOMIQUES d'apres les decouveries recentes de la cuisine francaise, provencale, anglaise, italienne, suisse et allemande; 1° Patisserie; petit-fours; 2° office: confitures, sirops, fruits confits, li-quers; 3° filtration de l'eau et autres liquides; 4° procedes pour rafrai-chir l'eau et faire la glace; 5° conservation des substances alimentaires cuites ou a'l'etat frais, d'apres la methode d'Appert, par le dessiccation, le fumage, la salaison, etc; 6° choix, conservation et emploi des vins; 7° recettes pour faire des boissons economiques, grog et eaux gazeuses; 8° physiologie des pates alimentaires, des fromages, des poissons, du melon, etc; 9° choux et dissection des viandes et des poissons; 10° ser-vice de la table, ordre et soins de proprete; 11° dictonnaire des termes de cuisine; 12° musee des menages, choix d'ustensiles de cuisine et de menage dont l'usage merite d'etre recommande. AVEC L'INDICATION DE L'INFLUENCE DE CHAQUE METS SUR LA SANTE PAR M. LE DOCTEUR JOURDAN-LECOINTE. "A trente-deux aus, mon estomac ne digerait plus aucune espece de mets travailles par nos meilleurs cui-siniers: j'essayai de les preparer moi-meme sous un maitre habile qui dirigea mes premieres essais. Apres quinze aus d'experience et d'analyses sur nos preparations alimentaires, j'ai recuelli un grande nombre d'observa-tions sur cette mattiere importante. <> A L'USAGE DE TOUTE LES FORTUNES. QUATROZIEME EDITION, revue par r. de L, auteur de plusieurs procedes relatifs a'la conservation des substances alimentaires. ORNEE D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE GRAVURES SUR BOIS. PARIS, L' MAISON, EDITEUR, RUE DE TOUNON, 17. 1856. L'editeur se reserve le droit de reproduction et de traduction.
190x125x45mm. 1fep. Half-title and on verso Frontispiece. Title page - on verso Division de l'ouvrage. 2p Au Lecteur. (1)4-24 Table Generale. (1)26-36 Table de Service. (1)38-645. [1] 1p Ouvrages Recommandes. [1] 1fep. The front and back covers are the original decorated cardboard ones, age browned but still clearly visible. The frontispiece is an exact copy of the front cover. The spine has been relaid in modern dark brown calf, with raised bands, gilt tooled devices in the compartments with two labels in red and green morrocco respectively, both with gilt lettering. Very clean inside except for the last chapter; Musee des Menages p612-645 which is evenly but lightly foxed throughout due to bad paper. All pages are original untrimmed size with some uncut. A nice copy overall.
- Docteur Jourdan-Lecointe published three cookery/gastronomic books… this one, ‘Le Cuisinier des cuisiniers’ which was first printed and published 1825. Also ‘La Cuisine de santé’. 3 volumes. First edition, Paris 1789. Cagle holds a re-issued copy of ‘La Cuisine de santé’, re-titled ‘La Cuisinier Royale ou Cuisine de Sante’ and dated 1792. He also informs that no other copy has been located. ‘La pâtisserie de santé’ was originally published in Paris, 1790. Cagle has an un-recorded third edition of 1793. Vicaire records the 1792 edition.

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Kent.   Elizabeth Grey, Countess of     - A 17th century 'ladies closet' revealed.
A Choice Manual, or rare secrets in physick and chirugery;
Collected, & practised by the Right Honourable the Countess of Kent, Late deceased. Whereto are added several Experiments of the vertue of Gascons powder, and Lapis contra Yarvam by a Professor of Physick. As also most exquisite ways of Preserving, Conserving, Candying, etc. The Nineteenth Edition. London, Printed for H. Mortlock at the Phoenix in St. Pauls Churchyard. 1687. WITH A SECOND PART: A True Gentlewomans DELIGHT. Wherein is contain'd all manner of COOKERY. Together with: Preserving, Conserving, Drying, and Candying. Very necessary for all Ladies and Gentlewomen. Published by W.G. Gent. LONDON, Printed for Henry Mortlock, at the Phoenix in St. Paul's Churchyard, 1687.
Small 12mo. Portrait frontispiece. (it has been bound in on the recto instead of the usual verso) Title page. 2pp Epistle by W.J. 2pp 'To the Reader' 10pp 'Contents' (1-234) THE 2ND PART: Separate pagination - 6pp 'Table of Contents' Title page. 2pp Epistle by W.J. 2pp 'To the Reader' 14pp 'Contents' (1-140) Contemporary black goatskin boards re-laid, surface quite worn but with a nice patina. Dark calf, blind ruled spine re-laid, blind fillet border on sides, re-cased using old paper, new sewn headband, very sound. Internally very clean with mild overall aging.
- Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, born December 7th 1582 - died 1651, née Lady Elizabeth Talbot, was the wife of Henry Grey, 8th Earl of Kent. She was a daughter of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury and Mary Cavendish. She married Grey on November 16, 1601, at St Martin's-in-the-Fields. They had no children, and the Earl died in 1639. Afterward she is thought to have married the writer, John Selden, who had worked for the Earl. After her death, her collection of medical recipes was published as 'A Choice Manual, or Rare Secrets in Physick and Chirurgery Collected and Practised by the Right Honourable the Countess of Kent, late deceased'. Her collection of cookery recipes were also added to the book as a second part. It was an interest she shared with her younger sister, Alethea Howard, Countess of Arundel. Sometimes, complete and separately bound copies of the 2nd part - 'A True Gentlewoman's Delight' are sold at auction, one such being offered at Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 2006. However complete copies like this one with both parts present are rare and much more desirable. This book, because of its small size (not much bigger than a miniature) and having the original cover, with the frontis of the Countess's rather crude but interesting portrait and the thick text block with under-developed remedies and recipes, has the ability to stop a person in their tracks. Keeping in mind the method now to digitally produce very glossy, high resolution, colourful cookery books, that on reflection, when held against this very old book, gives one a sharp sense of both that time and now, and the amazing changes to our world in those 323 intervening years. It also makes one ponder on how our endeavors will be viewed over 300 years from now; with the same sense of incredulous wonder I should imagine!

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KERRIDGE.   TOM     - Signed by the Author.
THE HAND AND FLOWERS COOKBOOK.
H & F Photography by CHRISTIAN BARNETT. BLOOMSBURY ABSOLUTE. LONDON * OXFORD * NEW YORK * DELHI * SYDNEY.
FIRST EDITION. 2020. 270 x 210 x 35. Inside cover and fep. double-page b/w photograph of the kitchen during service. [1] Half-title with Tom Kerridge's signature. Verso Frontis piece of Tom cooking. Title page. Verso a b/w photograph of Tom and Liam Gallagher. (1) Dedication. Verso night-time photograph of The Hand & Flowers pub. 1p Contents. Verso b/w photograph of Tom. 9-21 Introduction. 22-28 A series of b/w images of twenty-four hours in the Kitchen. 29-410. 411-419 Index. 420-427 Thanks. 1 double page b/w photograph of the kitchen being washed-down after evening service. 430 -431 double page About the Author with a b/w photograph of Tom. Verso with Printer's details. 1fep. Back cover the same as the front with a double-page b/w photograph of the kitchen during service. The full white strong hard covers and spine with b/w text. Very good condition; as new.
- Tom Kerridge is an unusual chef. The introduction to this book alone, is in itself a fascinating read. He is a highly acclaimed cook trained in fine-dining kitchens. His love of pubs and the bonhomie of locals and neighbour's drinking, chatting and enjoying boozy banter and laughter, is the deep 'raison d'etre' behind the 'Hand and Flowers Pub' in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. In the introduction, Kerridge explains: "The pub dining scene broke the 'posh barrier' down [from high-end fine dining establishments] and made it possible for people to go out and eat simple food in lovely, un-stuffy environments". At the relatively young age of 31 years, he and his wife Beth, gained the tenancy and opened the pub in 2005. Tom's fusion of high-end simply presented, flavour-driven cooking, unexpectedly, ten months later in 2006, gained him his first Michelin Star. An extraordinary feat. Behind his ready ability to have a laugh, Kerridge's easy nature hides a shrewd and intelligent operator. He tells us that in the beginning before opening 'Hand and Flowers', he wrote to Michelin and enclosed his CV and also explaining the thoughts behind his pub opening. This cuts out immediately the wait that owners or chefs of most serious, ambitious eateries experience while they depend on slow 'word of mouth' to alert the Michelin inspectors. The engrossing Introduction gives a very well described idea of just how tough the building of the pub business was for Tom and Beth. He notes four qualities needed; Consistency, Drive, Character and Teamwork all backed up by sheer bloody-mindedness of never, ever accepting 'that will do'. This ethos is behind most successful ventures in any field of endeavour. Tom Kerridge changed the face of great cooking. He had the strength of conviction to bring it to the local pub. His ongoing focused efforts on the quality of his cooking are mirrored in Jay Fai's Thai Street food stall in Bangkok, where her famous Crab Omelette among other dishes has gained its first Michelin star. From a specific English pub to a specific Thai Street food stall, the tastes are completely different, but the desire to give of their best and to please their customers is the very same admirable intent. A very good cookbook.

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Kettilby.   Mary    
A Collection of above three hundred receipts
IN Cookery, Physick and Surgery; For the USE of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By several Hands. The FOURTH EDITION. To which is ADDED, A SECOND PART, Containing a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c. LONDON: Printed for Mary Kettilby, and Sold by RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's-Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. M.DCC.XXVIII. -- SECOND TITLE: A COLLECTION OF RECEIPTS IN Cookery, Physick and Surgery. PART 11. Containing Likewise, A great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c. By several Hands. The THIRD EDITION. LONDON: Printed for RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's-Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. M.DCC.XXVIII.
8vo. Marbled paste-down and end paper. 2feps. Title page with a double lined border. [1] (1)iv-viii Preface. (1)10-183. 7p Index. Second Title page with a double lined border. [1] (1)194-272. 4p Index. (1)2-8 Advertisements. 2feps. Marbled paste-down and end paper. Quarter green morocco with marbled boards. Sun faded spine with raised bands, with sharp gilt devices in compartments with gilt title. Inernally very clean with a very slightly dusty title page. Overall very good condition.
- This fourth edition has a second part - third edition, but they are both dated 1728.

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Kettilby.   Mary     - The first editon
A Collection of above three hundred receipts in cookery, physick and surgery;
For the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By several hands. LONDON, Printed for RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCXIV.
FIRST EDITION 1714. 8vo. Pp. Half title. Title page. 12. 1-218. [219-232] Full contemporary two-tone dark brown calf boards with nice polished patina. Sympathetically re-backed dark brown calf spine with raised bands and blind tooling. No labels. Pages evenly browned throughout, with some staining, but not affecting text. Overall a good copy of the very rare first.
- Mary Kettilby's first edition of 1714 has the first printed recipe for "modern" orange marmalade. Interestingly it was the Scots who moved marmalade to the breakfast table, complete with finely cut peels, or chips, to use the Scottish term. There it joined scones, sausages, game pies, trout, roast beef and sometimes a haunch of venison on the sideboard. The traditional Scottish breakfast was certainly not for the meek or those of delicate constitution or stomach. Not until well into the 19th century did the English follow the Scottish example and abandon the eating of marmalade in the evening (originally a post-dinner digestive rather than a jam). Mrs Kettilby's formula called for whole oranges, lemon juice and sugar. A contemporary recipe for home-made marmalade, that of Shaun Hill, owner of the Michelin two-star Merchant House in Shropshire, differs only slightly, using whole lemons along with the oranges and sugar. "Homemade marmalade", he says, "is superior to anything you can buy", and he made twenty cases of Seville oranges into marmalade each January when he cooked at Gidleigh Park in Chagford, Devon, a prominent country-house hotel. I should imagine there would not be a lot of difference in taste between Hill's recipe and that of Kettilby's due to the presumed consistent taste of oranges over the centuries.

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Kettilby.   Mary    
A Collection of above three hundred receipts
IN Cookery, Physick and Surgery; For the USE of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By several Hands. The FOURTH EDITION. To which is ADDED, A SECOND PART, Containing a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c. LONDON: Printed for Mary Kettilby, and Sold by RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's-Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. M.DCC.XXVIII. -- SECOND TITLE: A COLLECTION OF RECEIPTS IN Cookery, Physick and Surgery. PART 11. Containing Likewise, A great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c. By several Hands. The THIRD EDITION. LONDON: Printed for RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's-Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. M.DCC.XXVIII.
8vo. Decorated silk paste-down and end paper. 2feps. Title page with a double lined border. [1] (1)iv-viii Preface. (1)10-183. 7p Index. Second Title page with a double lined border. [1] (1)194-272. 4p Index. 2feps. Decorated silk paste-down and end paper. Quarter dark brown calf with marbled boards and tips with blind tooled lines. Spine with raised bands, with gilt devices in compartments with gilt title. Inernally very clean, with a very slightly dusty title page, and last page of index. Overall in very good condition.
- From an interesting article online called the 'History of Wafers' we learn of a recipe in Mary Kettilby's, 'A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts' (London: 1724) called, "The Right Dutch-Wafer -- Take four Eggs, and beat them very well, then take a good Spoonful of a Pint of fine Sugar, one nutmeg grated, Cream, and a Pound of Flower, a Pound of butter melted, two or three Spoonfuls of Rose-water, and two good Spoonfuls of Yeast; mix all, well together, and bake them in your Wafer-tongs on the Fire. For the Sauce, take grated Cinnamon, Sack, and melted Butter, sweetened to your Taste." This sounds like an early Belgian Waffle where Kettilby calls for yeast instead of beaten egg whites to lighten the wafer/waffle. A fine example of how recipes develop over the years and in tandem with those of different geographical locations. Its amazing how the key elements of demand, equipment, foodstuffs, cooking knowledge and skills produced dishes that had many similarities throughout the main European cuisines.

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Kettilby.   Mary     - A first edition
A Collection of above three hundred receipts in cookery, physick and surgery;
For the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By several hands. LONDON, Printed for RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCXIV.
FIRST EDITION 1714. 8vo. Pp. Half title. Title page. 12. 1-218. [219-232] Full contemporary two-tone dark brown calf boards, lightly cracked with nice polished patina. Sympathetically re-backed dark brown calf spine with raised bands. No labels. Pages evenly browned throughout, with a light mark on the title page where the date was written in biro and the binder has erased the ink. Does not affect the text or border. A small strip 2 inches long by 1/8 inch wide missing from the very last page of index with very slight loss of text. The strip has been neatly repaired. Overall a nice copy of the very rare first.
- In the first half of the 15th century, the English made a spiced jelly called 'Chardequynce' from quinces (or quinces and pears) and honey (or sugar). Then in 1495, only three years after Columbus's first epic voyage to America, a Portuguese ship's captain named Farnando Yanes delivered to the port of London the first consignment of 'Marmelada' to arrive in Britain. The English initially ate it as a sweetmeat or as an after-dinner digestive. It was solid, not semi-liquid, and it came in a box, not a pot. But gradually cooks began to experiment with other fruits, first using apples or at least their inherent pectin to aid the jelling process with other fruits. At this time a modern type marmalade as we know it came about. The first printed recipe for orange marmalade was published in this book, Kettilby's first edition of 1714.

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