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. Printed for RICHARD WILKIN, at the King's-Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. M.DCC.XXVIII.
8vo. 1fep. Title page. [1] (1)iv-viii Preface. (1)10-183. 7p Index. Second Title page. [1] (1)194-272. 4p Index. 2feps. Full original dark brown calf boards with a little wear but nice patina, with faded gilt line all around the edge. Spine re-laid in dark brown calf with raised bands and a bottle green label and gilt lettering. Internally slightly age-browned but otherwise a good copy. There are two manuscript inscriptions by Eliz. Thornby March 25th 1792.
- This fourth edition has a second part - third edition, but they are both dated 1728. Mary Kettilby's name appeared on the Title page for the first time in the second edition. The BL holds a 1734 edition that also states 'fourth edition' on the title page but which the BL calls the fifth. It also has a 7th edition of 1749 with a second part stating the 6th edition of 1746. The different dates to the second parts came about due to the fact the first edition of 1714 had no second part, they only started appearing on the second edition of 1719.

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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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Kidder.   Edward     - A beautiful miniature
E. KIDDER'S RECEIPTS of Pastry and Cookery.
For the Use of his Scholars. Who teaches at his School in St Martins le Grand; On. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, In the Afternoon, ALSO On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, In the Afternoon, at his School next to Furnivals Inn in Holburn. Ladies may be taught at their own Houses.
A 1995 reprint in miniature of the 1st edition, 2nd issue of 1721 [see item 10966 below]. Text block - 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" Full brown speckled calf binding, with raised bands on spine with gilt lines and brown label with gilt lettering. Binding measuring 2 1/2" x 4" -- Pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Robert Shephard. Title page, 41 leaves with the engraved text on rectos only with versos blank. Last two leaves with 'The Order for Bills of Fare' and the Index. A beautiful and unique miniature edition.
- The portrait of Kidder is 'un-wigged', showing his natural hair. Later editions have Kidder with wig, and also have eight engraved plates. This edition does not have the plates but is complete. This is verified in the joint study published in PPC, Vols #'s 32 & 39 by Peter Targett in UK and Simon Varey in US. Kidder issued the recipes to his students one by one, in line with the daily and weekly lectures. The plates were issued later when he moved his schools to other locations. This is why the pagination of Kidder's books present so many variances. Hence Targett and Varey's welcome and helpful research. A beautiful and desirable item. One of a limited edition of 300.

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Kidder.   Edward     - A rare early edition
E. KIDDER'S RECEIPTS OF Pastry AND Cookery.
For the Use of his Scholars. Who teaches at his School in St Martins le Grand; On. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, In the Afternoon, ALSO On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, In the Afternoon, at his School next to Furnivals Inn in Holburn. Ladies may be taught at their own Houses.
8vo. The 1st edition, 2nd issue of 1721. 1fep. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Robert Shephard. Title page, 41 leaves with the cursive script engraved on rectos only with versos blank. (A costly and rarely used process). Last two leaves with 'The Order for Bills of Fare' and the Index. 1fep. Full brown speckled sheep binding, with raised bands on spine with gilt lines and green label with gilt lettering. Internally nice and clean, with a small light oily fingerprint on the bottom corner of the title page (not affecting the text).
- In reality this is not a printed book but rather a book of engravings. The beautifully laid out sheets of engraved scripted recipes, (with every verso blank) the elegant title page, the sculpted looking frontispiece, go towards making this one of the most handsome books, not only in cookery but any category. The portrait of Kidder is 'un-wigged', showing his natural hair. Other later editions have Kidder with wig and 8 engraved plates that were also added, (see item 11290 above). Also in later editions, pagination and recipe numbers vary greatly. This is all explained by the fact that Kidder's book only came about after his students were issued with the recipe sheets as their daily lessons progressed during their cookery course. It appears from the later editions of the book, Kidder's lessons were developed and added to, though the actual recipes themselves stayed the same. Another point of interest in the title pages of later editions, is the changing location addresses of Kidder's schools, presumably as his student numbers grew. Because of these haphazard factors, the work is bibliographically complex. Thankfully, it is greatly helped by the very good research of Peter Targett in the UK & Simon Varey in the US, whose joint study is published in Petit Propos Culinaires, Vols # 32 & 39. The study verifies this edition is complete as well as compelling evidence of all the other various editions and their cookery school locations. Collectors want the later copies with the eight engraved plates (3 folding) of patterns and ornamental designs for pies and pastries. This is understandable, but the very early editions like this one, without the plates but never the less complete, are rarer still.

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Kidder.   Edward     A later edition with the 8 plates.
E. KIDDER'S RECEIPTS OF PASTRY AND COOKERY.
For the Use of his Scholars. Who teaches at his School in Queen Street; near St. Thomas Apostles On. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, In the Afternoon, ALSO On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, In the Afternoon, at his School next to Furnivals Inn in Holburn. Ladies may be taught at their own Houses.
8vo. 190 x 110 mm 1 fep. [1] Frontispiece portrait by Robert Sheppard of the author in wig. Title page well laid out and enclosed within a lined border (Essentially an advertisement for Kidder's schools). 52 leaves, entirely engraved throughout on recto pages with versos blank. 8 engraved plates (three folding) of patterns and ornamental designs for pies and pastries. Original 1 fep. Contemporary paneled calf, covers blind tooled, with a margin surrounding the central panel painted and speckled. Nicely re-backed. Occasional light foxing or staining to text. Overall fine condition.
- Pastry Chef Edward Kidder - circa 1665/6-1739, opened his first pie shop in the Cheapside area of London. Soon he was known throughout the city for his delicious pastries, from rich lamb pies to savoury chicken to sweet custard tarts. He eventually opened a second location, and by all accounts was a highly successful businessman when he began to demonstrate his pie making techniques for wealthy ladies by opening a popular pastry school in London. His obituary in the London Magazine claiming that he "taught near 6000 Ladies the Art of Pastry." His school had several different locations in the first half of the 1700's, with the various addresses resulting in title-page variants on the different versions of his published book of Pastry and Cookery. Kidder's first edition was printed 1720/21, but there is manuscript evidence that the schools started at least as early as the 1700's. An engraved, printed title-page at the Brotherton Library of Leeds University of MS 75, is inscribed ‘London 1702’, and is followed by 71 folios of manuscript recipes similar to, if not verbatim copies of, the recipes which appear in the published Kidder texts. [Ref: The Recipes Project online] The title on this copy lists Kidder's address as "Queen Street, near St. Thomas Apostles," his location from around 1723 onwards. Although Kidder ran a pastry school, his recipes covered the whole range of soups, salads, meat, fish, poultry, sauces, and jellies, as well as pies and tarts. His recipes were repeatedly plagiarized throughout the eighteenth century, yet Kidder seems not to have plagiarized recipes himself. He probably taught his students to make established favourites, so even if his Receipts may not be especially inventive, it is a valuable record of 170 standard English dishes of the day, accompanied by attractive designs for pie shapes and decorations. The first recipe for puff pastry identical to the standard commercial product of today to appear in print is Kidder's. (ODNB). Kidder gave his students blank notebooks bound with a printed pre-title page from his cookbook. The students then copied his later cookbook text into these notebooks as their lessons progressed. There are five quite similar in content, hand written Kidder manuscripts by different ladies in five separate institutional collections. Three can be found online at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Chicago and Indiana's Lilly Library. An extremely scarce, handsome and an all-together intriguing book. ESTC T92424; Cagle 793; Axford, p. 124; Bitting, p. 259; Craig, p. 51; MacLean, p. 82; Oxford, p. 71.

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King.   Dr William     The very rare undated 1st Edition.
The Art of Cookery
In Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. WITH SOME LETTERS TO Dr. LISTER, and Others: Occasion'd principally by the Title of a Book publish'd by the Doctor, being the works of Apicius Coelius, Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients. With an Extract of the greatest Curiosities contain'd in that Book. To which is added, HORACE'S Art of Poetry, in Latin. By the Author of the Journey to LONDON. Humbly inscrib'd to the Honourable BEEF STEAK CLUB. LONDON: Printed for BERNARD LINTOTT at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet Street. Undated.
FIRST AUTHORIZED EDITION. n/d [1708]. Octavo (7.5 by 5 inches). 2fep. Half Title. [1] Title Page. [1] 4pp The Publisher to the Reader. 1-160. 2fep. Bound in black half calf with cloth boards and calf corners. Spine with raised bands, gilt lines and gilt lettering. Internally clean however with some slight browning to Half title and title and last leaf. A nice copy of a scarce book.
- There is a little, amusing, early typewritten note tipped in that states; 'The poem is in Latin, with an English paraphrase, full of good sense. Our English restaurateurs might mark the following couplet, referring to the greatest deficiency of our restaurants: 'Tis the Desert that graces all the Feast, for an ill end disparages the rest.' William King (1663-1712), English poet and miscellaneous writer. He was educated at Westminster School under Dr Busby, and at Christ Church, Oxford. His first literary enterprise was a defense of Wycliffe, written in conjunction with Sir Edward Hannes (d. 1710) and entitled Reflections upon Mons. Vaiillas's History of Heresy.. . (1688). He became known as a humorous writer on the Tory and High Church side. His chief poems are: The Art of Cookery: in imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. With some Letters to Dr Lister and Others (1708), one of his most amusing works; The Art of Love; in imitation of Ovid ... (1709); "Mully of Mountoun," and a burlesque "Orpheus and Eurydice." A volume of Miscellanies in Prose and Verse appeared in 1705; his Remains.. . were edited by J. Brown in 1732; and in 1776 John Nichols produced an excellent edition of his Original Works with Historical Notes and Memoirs of the Author (see item #11281 below). Dr Johnson included him in his Lives of the Poets, and his works appear in subsequent collections.

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King.   Dr William     - 3 volumes edited by J. Nicols - The Antiquarian Society.
The Original Works.
ADVOCATE OF THE DOCTORS; JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY AND KEEPER OF THE RECORDS IN IRELAND, AND VICAR GENERAL TO THE LORD PRIMATE. NOW FIRST COLLECTED INTO THREE VOLUMES: WITH HISTORICAL NOTES, AND MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR. VOLUME THE FIRST. A 64 mm round illustration of Kings portrait. Under the portrait a verse; "His eye was keen, with sweetness aptly mix'd". (there are similar little verses under volumes second and third). LONDON, PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR; AND SOLD BY M. CONANT, SUCCESSOR TO MR. WHISTON, IN FLEET-STREET. MDCCLXXVI. The 2nd and 3rd editions have exactly the same title pages.
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 1776. 190 x 130 mm. VOL.1: Marbled inside board and end paper. 2nd fep. Half Title. [1] Title page. [1] 1p Dedication by anonymous editor. [1] vii - viii Advertisement. ix - xxxii Memoirs of Dr King. 2p Reflections. 3 - 280. 281 - 282 Contents of vol.1. 1 fep. 2nd fep. marbled on verso and also back inside board. VOL.2: Marbled inside board and end paper. 2nd fep. Half Title. [1] Title page. [1] 2p The Transactioneer;. 3 - 6 Preface. 7 - 308. fep. 2nd fep. marbled on verso and also back inside board. VOL.3: Marbled inside board and end paper. 2nd fep. Half Title. [1] Title page. [1] 3 - 308. 309 -313 Index. 314 -315 Contents of Vol.111. On last verso Publishing advertisement. 1 fep. 2nd fep. marbled on verso and also back inside board. The three volumes beautifully bound in quarter bottle-green morocco with same for tips. the boards in marbled paper. All in very fine condition.
- Dr William King LL.D. was a great reader, academic and writer. His writing and poetry were scattered and had not been compiled. These three volumes are the first collected and original works in verse and prose brought together in 1776, and edited by John Nicols of the Antiquarian Society. Of interest to the collector of cookery books is the 'Art of Cookery' in the first volume. This had been printed separately in 1708. (see item 10939 on this site). Dr King is a humorous writer and this first edition of his collected works are very scarce. He was born in London, the son of Ezekiel King and related to the family of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. From Westminster School, he was a scholar at the age of 18 and was elected to Christ Church, Oxford in 1681. There he is said to have dedicated himself completely to his studies. In 1688 he graduated M.A. Taking up civil law, he became Doctor in 1692, and was admitted an advocate at Doctors' Commons. In 1702, having moved to Ireland, he was made Judge of the Admiralty, Commissioner of the Prizes, Keeper of the Records in Birmingham's Tower, and Vicar-General to Narcissus Marsh the primate. King found a friend in Anthony Upton, one of the High Court judges, who had a house called Mountown, near Dublin, where King frequently stayed. Both men were severely criticised by their political opponents for neglecting their official duties: it was said that they had no thought but to live out their days in rural retirement. In 1708, when Lord Wharton was sent to govern Ireland, King returned to London. In 1710 he became a supporter of the High Church party, on the side of Henry Sacheverell; In the autumn of 1712, King's health declined and he died on Christmas Day.

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KIRKLAND.   JOHN     - A fantastic and monumental 4 volume set.
THE MODERN BAKER CONFECTIONER AND CATERER.
by JOHN KIRKLAND Lecturer and Teacher of Bread-making. With Contributions from Specialists & Trade Experts. NEW AND REVISED EDITION VOLUMES 1 - 1V. THE GRESHAM PUBLISHING COMPANY LTD. 66 CHANDOS STREET. COVENT GARDEN, LONDON. 1927.
Tall 8vo. 254 x 184 mm. VOL1. 1fep. Half-title. [1] Colour frontis of cake designs. Title page with tissue guard. [1] (1)vi Preface to new ed. vii - xiv Contents. xv - xvi List of Plates. 1-246. 2fep. VOL11. 1fep. Half-title. [1] Colour frontis of cake designs. Title page with tissue guard. [1] (1)v - xiv Contents. xv - xvi List of Plates. 1-278. 2fep. VOL111. 1fep. Half-title. [1] Colour frontis of cake designs. Title page with tissue guard. [1] (1)v - xiv Contents. xii - xiv List of Plates. 1-269. [1] 2fep. VOL1V. 1fep. Half-title. [1] Colour frontis of cake designs. Title page with tissue guard. [1] (1)v- xiii Contents. ix - x List of Plates. 1-238. 239 - 250 Index. 2fep. All four volumes have a whopping total of 102 illustrations, many full page, and 27 colour plates of which 4 are frontispieces for each book. Bound in original blind-stamped gilt lettered maroon cloth. Internally all text-blocks very clean. Fine condition.
- The Modern Baker, Confectioner and Caterer: A fantastic practical work for the baking and allied trades. It also has a huge amount of scientific information that is the fundamental start to any recipe or endeavour within this trade. It is much more important than the other areas of the kitchen outside of the Patisserie and Bakery. Exhaustive work on the business and skills of the trade, from setting up your shop workspace to selecting tools, pots and pans to individual recipes. John Kirkland in his preface to this new edition informs us that the first edition of 1907 comprising six volumes was sold out and was still hugely in demand. Another four editions were printed after this one. This fine set has not really been bettered for it's huge varied scope, and is a monument to a great professional, teacher and author.

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Kitchener.   Dr. William     A rare copy in the original state.
THE SHILLING KITCHINER
OR ORACLE OF COOKERY FOR THE MILLION WITH DR. KITCHINER'S CELEBRATED ADVICE TO COOKS AND OTHER SERVANTS BY THE EDITORS OF "THE DICTIONARY OF DAILY WANTS" LONDON HOULSTON AND WRIGHT 65, PATERNOSTER ROW. MDCCCLXI
FIRST AND SOLE EDITION 1861. 110 X 174mm. Adverts on inside cover & fep. Frontispiece of elaborate dinner for 16 pax. Title page. Verso with printer's info. (1)2-188. (1)190-196 Index. 1p advertisements also adverts on inside cover. All pages bright and fresh. The front and back covers in the original attractive pink cloth in excellent condition. With the same handsome design on both sides. The original spine missing but all holding well. Housed for preservation in a modern clam-shell box with quarter dark brown leather and tips. The spine with two orange labels and gilt lettering. The sides with dark brown cloth. The interior in orange felt cloth. In fine original state.
- This least known of Kitchener's books on cookery published on 1861, is a mystery. He died on 1827. The publishers of 'The Dictionary of Daily Wants' 1859 must have had access to his papers. It's also clear, because of the distinct title, that the editors of 'Daily Wants' wanted to make the most of the phenomenal popularity of Soyer's 'Shilling Cookery for the People'. There is no doubt after reading it that Kitchener's sentiments and style are apparent. This handsome copy in fine condition (albeit with the spine cover missing) is very rare.

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Kitchiner.   William     - The rare first with a letter signed by Kitchener
APICIUS REDIVIVUS; OR, THE COOK'S ORACLE:
Wherein especially THE ART OF COMPOSING SOUPS, SAUCES, AND FLAVOURING ESSENCES IS MADE SO CLEAR AND EASY, BY THE QUANTITY OF EACH ARTICLE BEING ACCURATELY STATED BY WEIGHT AND MEASURE, THAT EVERY ONE MAY SOON LEARN TO DRESS A DINNER, AS WELL AS THE MOST EXPERIENCED COOK; Being Six Hundred Receipts, THE RESULT OF ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A PHYSICIAN, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPOSING A CULINARY CODE FOR THE RATIONAL EPICURE, AND AUGMENTING The Alimentary Enjoyments of Private Families; COMBINING ECONOMY WITH ELEGANCE; SAVING EXPENSE TO HOUSEKEEPERS, AND TROUBLE TO SERVANTS. "I have taken as much pains in describing, in the fullest manner, how to make, in the easiest, most agreeable, and the most economical way, those Dishes which con-tribute to the comforts of the middle rank of Society, as I have in directing the preparation of those piquante and elaborate relishes, the most ingenious accom-plished "Officers of the Mouth" have invented for the amusement of Grands Gourmands. These are so composed, as to be as agreeable and useful to the stomach, as they are inviting to the appetite; nourishing without being inflammatory, and savoury without being surfieting" - vide PREFACE. page 3. LONDON; PRINTED FOR SAMUEL BAGSTER, NO.15, PATERNASTER-ROW, By J. Moyes, Grenville Street. 1817.
FIRST EDITION: 154x98mm. Unpaginated -- [a-b]12 [c]2 [B-Q]12 [R]4 - 210 Leaves. Four engraved plates. two with illustrations, two with text, describing quartering the ox, the calf, the sheep and the pig. With 2 feps. A good clean copy with some small ink stains on the Title page. Some manuscript notes on margins of Preface Page. Full dark brown nineteenth century calf with neat cross checked blind tooling with gilt lines at the edges. The spine with early elaborate gilt tooling sometime neatly re-laid. With a dark red label and gilt lettering. There are some ink marks to the title page that do not detract also some manuscript notes on the next page that do not affect the text. A nice copy of the very scarce 1st edition, elevating it to rarity with the topical letter signed by Kitchiner.
- The autograph letter signed 'Wm. Kitchiner', to 'My dear friend' thanking him for his zeal on behalf of Mr Harris. He goes on --- "You will be glad to hear that your old friend 'The Cook's Oracle' has recovered a state of health that he hardly ever hoped for, and in the course of this next week will pay a visit to Longmans about your book" Dated 8th Oct 1826. Measuring 4x3" x 2 folding pages, in good condition, with a newspaper advertisement for Ude's 'The French Cook.'

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