HENDERSON.   William Augustus    
THE HOUSEKEEPER’s INSTRUCTOR:
OR, UNIVERSAL FAMILY COOK, BEING A FULL AND CLEAR Display of the Art of Cookery in all its Branches. Proper Directions for dressing all Kinds of Butcher’s Meat, Poultry, Game, Fish, &c. The Method of preparing all the Va-rieties of Soups, Hashes, and Made Dishes. The whole Art of Confectionery, Pick-ling, Preserving, &c. The making and keeping in Perfection British Wines; and Proper Rules for Brewing Malt Liquor for large or small Families. TO WHICH IS ADDED, The Whole Art of Carving, ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS, Explaining by proper References, the Manner in which Young Practitioners may acquit themselves at Table with Elegance and Ease. ALSO, Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year. The Manner of decorating a Table, displayed by Copper Plates. Directions for Marketing. Observations on Culinary Poisons, and The Management of the Kitchen and Fruit Garden. By W.A. HENDRSON, Many Years eminent in the Culinary Profession. The Fifteenth Edition. CORRECTED, REVISED, AND CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED, By every modern Addition and Variation in the Art, By JACOB CHRISTOPHER SCHNEBBELIE, LATE APPRENTICE TO MESSRS, TUPP AND PERRY, Oxford-Street; afterwards PRINCIPAL COOK AT MELUN’S HOTEL, BATH; AND NOW OF THE ALBANY, LONDON. LONDON PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. STARTFORD, NO. 112, HOLBOLN-HILL. 1809.
Large 8vo. 1fep. [1] Frontispiece with engraving of Schnebbelie and The Albany. [1] 3-4 Introduction. 5-448. 16p Index. 1fep. Seven engraved plates illustrating carving, plus three plates, (one folding) showing table settings, as called for. Handsome dark brown half calf binding. Spine with gilt lines and a black calf label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. The text block very good with very slight foxing occasionally. Overall a very good copy.
- It was one of the most popular English cookery books of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Henderson's work was premised on the need to provide inexperienced householders with a basic instruction manual to impart the principles of proper domestic economy to cooks, servers and other household and garden staff. It is an attractive work, with interesting recipes and menus for the different months of the year, including a lavish one for a ball supper for twenty. Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie had been the principal cook at Melun’s Hotel in Bath and Martelli’s Restaurant at The Albany, in Piccadilly, London. - Cagle 738 for the 1791 first edition.

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Henderson.   William Augustus    
THE HOUSEKEEPER’s INSTRUCTOR:
OR, UNIVERSAL FAMILY COOK, BEING AN AMPLE AND CLEAR Display of the ART OF COOKERY IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES.CONTAINING PROPER DIRECTIONS for DRESSING all Kinds of Butcher’s Meat, Poultry, Game, Fish, &c. ALSO, THE Method of preparing Soups, Hashes, and Made Dishes; WITH The whole Art of Confectionary, Pickling, Preserving, &c. LIKEWISE The making and keeping in Perfection British Wines; AND PROPER RULES FOR BREWING MALT LIQUOR, as well for Family Consumption as the Regale of private Visitants.. TO WHICH IS ADDED, The Complete Art of Carving, ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS, Explaining by proper References, the Manner in which Young Practitioners may acquit himself at Table with Elegance and Ease. ALSO, BILLS OF FARE FOR EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR. With COPPER-PLATES displaying The Manner of decorating a Table; DIRECTIONS FOR MARKETING, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT-GARDEN. The whole formed on so NEW a PLAN, that the Inexperienced will be instructed, and the professed Cook will receive that Information which has never been known by any previous Publication. THE FIFTH EDITION. By WILLIAM AUGUATUS HENDERSON, Who has made the Culinary Art his Study for upwards of Forty Years. LONDON: PRINTED AND SOLD BY W. AND J. STARTFORD, No. 112, HOLBORN-HILL.
Large 8vo. 1fep. [1] An interesting Frontispiece with an engraving of a kitchen scene and a Butler instructing an apprentice in the Art of Carving and a Lady presenting her servant with a copy of the Universal Family Cook. [1] 3-4 Introduction. 5-448.16 pages Index. 1fep. Seven engraved plates illustrating carving, plus four plates, (two folding) showing table settings, as called for. Original dark brown calf boards with rubbed corners. Sympathetically re-laid spine with raised bands, and two calf labels with gilt lettering and lines. The text block very clean with very slight dusting in places. Overall a very good copy.
- An early edition of Henderson's book. All early copies are uncommon. The first was issued 1971. This one is the fifth Edition of 1793. It is obvious that Henderson's book was very popular, publishing the 2nd, 3rd & 4th editions within 2 years of the 1st and 5th editions. How many of each edition was printed is nigh impossible to ascertain, but Henderson's successful book ran to many editions and after his death, and to quote the title page verbatim - "CORRECTED, REVISED, AND CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED, By every modern Addition and Variation in the Art, By JACOB CHRISTOPHER SCHNEBBELIE, LATE APPRENTICE TO MESSRS, TUPP AND PERRY, Oxford-Street; afterwards PRINCIPAL COOK AT MELUN’S HOTEL, BATH; AND NOW OF THE ALBANY, LONDON". Schnebbelie took up the 12th edition and continued until at least the 17th edition. In her bibliography the ever-frustrating MacLean dismisses Simon's p.81 claim, that this cookery book was probably the most popular of the late eighteenth century, and she further states negatively, it is a 'bold assertion'. Bold or not, the 10th edition of c1800 proves the overwhelming popularity a book that runs to ten editions in nine years and is then taken up by another famous cook and subsequently runs to another seven editions at least. The other unusual fact that cannot be dismissed lightly, is that Schennbelie even kept Henderson's name in the title page before his own. One cannot see that if the book continued to be anything less than hugely popular, Schennbelie would have persisted with Henderson's name on the title page. Because of the great scarcity of all early editions, one has to conclude that limited numbers of each edition were issued.

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Hill.   Sir John     - Rare large paper copy with 75 hand-coloured plates.
The British Herbal
AN HISTORY OF PLANTS and TREES, NATIVES of BRITIAN, CULTIVATED FOR USE, OR RAISED FOR BEAUTY. By JOHN HILL, M.D. LONDON: Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray's-Inn, J. Hodges, near London-Bridge; J. Newbery, in St. Pauls Church-Yard; B. Collins, And S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-noster-Row. MDCCLV1.
FIRST EDITION. Very large folio. 475x295mm. Marbled end-papers and front and back paste-downs. 1fep Frontispiece (hand-coloured allegorical full page engraving showing the "Genius of Health receiving the tributes---") Title page with red and black text and a coloured vignette (praised and illustrated by Henrey 11) 2pp dedication with coloured arms of the Earl of Northumberland flanked by the lion and the unicorn. [1] 2-533. 3pp index. 1fep. With 75 plates of multiple botanical and herbal specimens, all delicately coloured by a contemporary hand. A large paper copy. Possibly original full dark brown calf boards with faded double gilt lined border. Spine in same dark calf, raised with faded gilt. Gilt lettering in one compartment. Overall slightly rubbed but nicely re-polished. Frontispiece edges sometime expertly restored without loss or affecting the coloured engraving. Title page lightly dusted with a 1" light brown stain not affecting text. Small 1"sq. old sellotape mark on p79 not affecting text. The last four pages lightly browned with page repairs not affecting text. Very neat contemporary manuscript notes in margins throughout referring to several plants names and perhaps positions in the garden, ownership inscription on blank side of frontispiece of Solomon Ackroyd. Overall a nice bright copy in its original condition.
- Sir John Hill MD (1716?-1775) was thought to have been born at Peterborough in 1716. As a boy he was apprenticed to an apothecary. He tried to increase his profits by studying botany and was employed by royalty to arrange their gardens and collect dried plants. He was also considered to be a "miscellaneous writer" and published plays and small periodicals. He founded such journals as the British Magazine. He was ultimately responsible for penning over 70 books and hundreds of articles on almost all subjects of interest. Hill contributed many articles to the Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts & Sciences. During the 1750's he obtained a diploma of medicine from the University of St. Andrews. In 1756 he published The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees Natives of Britain, Cultivated For Use, or Raised For Beauty. This was the 26th book he had published. Later, in 1759, he commenced publication of The Vegetable System and for the next sixteen years, he was occupied in bringing out this monumental, 26-volume work containing sixteen hundred copper plate engravings representing twenty-six thousand different plants. It was not to be completed until just before his death in 1775. Sadly, as with many undertakings of this magnitude, the money ran out, and Hill turned his hand to quack medicine. Hill applied himself to the preparation of various herb medicines such as 'the essence of waterdock', 'tincture of valerian', 'pectoral balsam of honey', etc. He thus made a considerable sum of money which he put back into his work. Hill also obtained appointments to such prestigious positions as Superintendent of the Royal Gardens at Kew & Gardener of Kensington. He died of gout, (a disease for which he professed to have an invaluable cure), on 21st Nov. 1775. Some of his botanical works are considered classics. The British Herbal is much rarer than John Gerard's 'Historie of Plants' and is a work of veracity and vitally important for modern botanical nomenclature in that, not only did Hill attempt to name and categorize the flowers and herbs which grow in Britain, but he classifed them on the forms of the corolla and gynoecium and criticised the Linnaean system. Henrey 799; Lowndes vol II, 1070. (Sophie Schneideman Cat.5. Feb.09)

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Holland.   Mary    
The Complete Economical Cook
AND FRUGAL HOUSEWIFE; AN ENTIRELY NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY, CONTAINING APPROVED DIRECTIONS FOR PURCHASING, PRESERVING, AND COOKING, ALSO, PREPARING SOUPS, GRAVIES, SAUCES, MADE DISHES, WITH DIRECTIONS FOR PASTRY AND CONFECTIONERY. By MRS. MARY HOLLAND. THE SIXTEENTH EDITION. LONDON: WILLIAM TEGG AND Co., CHEAPSIDE. 1848.
12mo. 2feps. Frontispiece of 'A Housewife'. Engraved Title Page. [1] Title Page.[1] iii-xii Contents. xiii-xlviii Introduction. 4 plates of Table settings. 49-425. 426-432 Marketing Tables. 3feps. Original dark brown cloth boards with blind tooling. Spine re-bound in dark brown calf with gilt dots, raised bands, two green labels with gilt lettering. Very good copy with very light foxing and age browning to the frontis and engraved title page.
- Very little is known about Mary Holland but this seems to be a very comprehensive little book similar to, but only half the thickness of Eliza Acton's, 'Modern Cookery'.

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HOWLAND.   E.A.    
NEW ENGLAND ECONOMICAL HOUSEKEEPER
AND FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK. BY MRS E.A. HOWLAND. STEREOTYPE EDITION MONTPELIER: PUBLISHED BY E.P. WALTON & SONS. 1845.
12mo. 185x113mm. 1fep. Half Title. On verso – Frontispiece of kitchen scene with a smoking & baking drum in the middle of the kitchen floor. Title page. On verso: Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by E.A. HOWLAND. 1p. Preface and advertisement. (1)11-12 Index. (1)14-108. Bound in at the back is a small booklet titled ‘Mrs Winslow’s Domestic Receipt Book’ for 1876. It has yellow paper covers and 32 pages. In good condition. 1fep. Rebound in full dark brown cloth with the original chipped paper cover tipped onto the front board. Internally age browned and quite dusty with some water staining. A quite scarce, fairly early American edition.
- This copy has a confusing half title stating it is Walton’s second edition of 1848. The frontis is on the verso of the half title. The title page opposite states 1845. Lowestien offers a first edition of 1844, with 88 pages. She also holds another 1845 - second edition, printed at Worcester. She also records this second of 1845, printed at Montpelier. Frustratingly, it does not clarify which are the first and second issues. Lowestien’s last entry is also a stereotype, printed at Rochester in 1853, again not clarifying which edition it is. Bitting holds an 1848 edition of 108 pages, copyrighted in 1845. Bitting cites Lincoln: 1st, 1844; 2nd 1845; Stereotyped editions are 1846, 1847, 1848. Bitting also informs us that the [E.A.] Howland is in fact Esther Allan.

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Ignotus       - The very rare first edition.
CULINA Famulatrix Medicinae:
OR, RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, WORTHY THE NOTICE OF Those MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, who ride in their CHARIOTS with a FOOTMAN behind, and who receives TWO-GUINEA FEES from their RICH and LUXURIOUS PATIENTS. By IGNOTUS. ------ Propera Stomachum Iaxare Saginis, Et tua servatum in Saecula Rhombum. Juv. YORK: Printed by T.Wilson and R.Spence, High-Ousrgate; and sold by J.Mawman, Bookseller in the Poultry, London. 1804.
FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 1fep. [1] Frontispiece of a pig. Title page. [1] 1p Dedication. [1] (1)6-12 Preface. (1)14-226. (1)228-235 Contents. [1] 1fep. Quarter modern red calf with marbled boards and calf tips. Spine with blind tooling and gilt lines with a black label and gilt lettering. Internally clean with the whole text block slightly but nicely age browned. Overall a very pleasing copy.
- COPAC's full records cite only one first edition of 1804 at York. Oxford quotes a 2nd - 1805, 4th - 1806, 5th - 1807, new - 1810. The author was A.Hunter, M.D., F.R.S., who practised at York. The rather quaint and sincere book dedication states 'To those Gentleman who freely give two quineas for a Turtle Dinner at the Tavern, when they might have a more wholesome one at Home for ten shillings'. One seriously doubts that those very gentleman who can afford two guineas (£68.oo in today's money) for a Turtle dinner are ever likely to read a cookbook, and rarely cook at home, especially such a seriously complicated meal to prepare, that first starts with the purchase of a fresh Turtle. Oxford 143. Cagle 555. Bitting no first but a 2nd and a late 1820 new ed. Worldcat cites many other editions, but only two firsts; one of which is from the Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection at the Library of Congress.

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Ignotus      
CULINA Famulatrix Medicinae:
OR, Receipts in Modern Cookery; WITH A MEDICAL COMMENTARY, WRITTEN BY IGNOTUS, AND REVISED BY A. HUNTER, M.D. F.R.S. L.&E. Magistre artis, Ingeniique Largitor Venter ---------Perseur. THE FIFTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED. YORK: Printed by T.Wilson and E.Spence High-Ousgate. For J.Mawman, in the Poultry, London, and for Wilson and Spence, York; Sold also by J.White, and J.Murray, Fleet-street, and J.Harding, St James Street, London; A.Constable and Co. Edinburgh: and by J.Todd, Sotheran and Son, and J.Wolstenholme, York. 1807
12mo. 202x122mm. 1fep. [1] Frontispiece of a Roman stewpan. Title page with an age shadow of the stewpan. [1] 1p Dedication. [1] (1)6-14 Preface. (1)16-296. (1)298-310. (1)2-20 Men and Manners. 21-22 A domestic character. 1fep. A nice modern rebind in dark calf and marbled boards. Spine with raised bands, gilt lines and two black morocco labels with gilt lettering. Very clean, with original untrimmed and uncut pages. A very collectible and desirable copy.
- In Sophie Schneideman’s tenth catalogue of rare books she informs: -- Dr. Hunter, a Scottish physician, helped to establish the York Lunatic Asylum, and to be honest, there is something of Bedlam about this book. It is a highly opinionated book and a marvellous read. Each recipe is followed by ‘Ignotus’s’ or rather ‘Hunter’s’ observations on it, often including the effect on the body. Of Mock Turtle Soup he writes “This is a most diabolical dish, and only fit for the Sunday dinner of a rustic, who is to work the six following days in a ditch bottom. It is the very essence of Pandora’s box. So, – Get thee behind me Satan!”. The appendix gives 267 pieces of advice on Men and Manners. All pithy and often witty, one declares “Never enter an auction room, for there you will tempted to buy what you do not want”, another “Do not blame a man for hard drinking, if he belongs to a thirsty family”.-- Quite why Hunter implies the work is written by 'Ignotus' which is Latin for: unknown, obscure, ignorant and ignoble, when he was the author is unknown. Possibly he spent a little too long with the inmates.

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Ignotus.      
CULINA Famulatrix Medicinae:
OR, Receipts in Modern Cookery; WITH A MEDICAL COMMENTARY, WRITTEN BY IGNOTUS, AND REVISED BY A. HUNTER, M.D. F.R.S. L.&E. Magistre artis, Ingeniique Largitor Venter ---------Perseur. THE FOURTH EDITION. YORK: Printed by T.Wilson and E.Spence High-Ousgate. For J.Mawman, in the Poultry, London, and for Wilson and Spence, York; Sold also by J.White, and J.Murray, Fleet-street, and J.Harding, St James Street, London; A.Constable and Co. Edinburgh: and by J.Todd, Sotheran and Son, and J.Wolstenholme, York. 1806
12mo. 181x113mm. Marbled paste-down and end-paper. [1] 1fep. [1] Frontispiece of a pig with the heading slightly cropped. Title page with an ink inscription at the top slightly cropped. [1] Dedication. [1] (1)6-14 Preface. (1)16-291. 292-293 Advertisement. [1] (1)296-308 Contents. 1fep. [1] Marbled end-paper and paste-down. Quarter light brown calf with slightly faded marbled boards. Gilt lines with gilt tooling in the compartments. Two labels, one red and the other black with gilt lettering. Very lightly age browned throughout with the text block sometime cropped without loss. Overall a pleasing copy.
- Alexander Hunter (Ignotus) an ingenious physician and naturalist, was born in 1730. He studied at Edinburgh, where he took the degree of M.D. Afterwards he established himself as a medical practitioner first at Gainsborough, then at Beverly, and finally at York, where he attained high reputation in his profession, and was a principal contributor to the foundation of an asylum for lunatics. He was a fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh. He died in 1809, in the 80th year of his age. – Besides this title on offer here his other works are: • Georgical Essays; in which the Food of Plants is particularly considered, several new Composts recommended, and other important articles of Husbandry explained upon the Principles of Vegetation. • Outlines of Agriculture; addressed to Sir John Sinclair, Bart., President of the Board of Agriculture, York, 1795. • A New Method of raising Wheat for a series of years on the same Land. York,1796. • An Illustration of the analogy between Vegetable and Animal Parturition. Lond. 1797. • Men and Manners; or, Concentrated Wisdom. York, 1809. He also found time to write and revise a new edition of Evelyn’s 'Sylva and Terra' London, 1812, in 2 volumes. A prolific and impressive output

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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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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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