Francatelli.   Charles Elme     - The rare first edition
The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant;
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON ENGLISH AND FOREIGN COOKERY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES; CONTAINING PLAIN DIRECTIONS FOR PICKLING AND PRESERVING VEGETABLES, FRUITS, GAME, &C, The Curing of Hams and Bacon; THE ART OF CONFECTIONARY AND ICE-MAKING, AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF DESSERTS. WITH VALUABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PROPER DIET FOR INVALIDS; ALSO FOR A VARIETY OF WINE-CUPS; AND EPICUREAN SALADS,AMERICAN DRINKS, AND SUMMER BEVERAGES. BY CHARLES ELME FRANCATELLI. PUPIL OF THE CELEBRATED CAREME, AND MAITRE-D'HOTEL AND CHIEF COOK TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK" WITH UPWARDS OF FORTY ILLUSTRATIONS. LONDON; RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET. 1861. (Right of Translation is Reserved)
FIRST EDITION. 1861. 1fep. Frontispiece with light water stains and slight foxing. Title page.[1] 1+iv-vi Preface. a2 Postscript.[1] 1+viii Illustrations. 1+x-xx Contents. 1+2-452. 1+454-484 Bills of Fare. 1+486-488 Glossary. 1+490-512 Index. p22 of very interesting Advertisements on pink paper. 1fep. Two plates of Appetisers facing pages 114 and 130 . Original bottle green cloth boards with blind tooling and a neatly relaid and slightly darkened original cloth spine with blind tooling and gilt writing. The guttering has been strengthened. With twenty nine in-text and two full page illustrations. A very nice copy in the original state.
- Despite his name and his French training, Charles Elmé Francatelli was English by nationality. He wrote several important cookbooks, and held in succession three of the most prestigious cooking positions in England at that time. Francatelli, of Italian ancestry, was born in London in 1805, but grew up in France. There, he learnt cooking, getting a diploma from the Parisian College of Cooking, and working under the great French chef Marie Antonin Carême. (Some sense of Careme's grand influence can be seen in this book from p197 where in-text illustrations, of Pates, Timbales, Chartreuses, Mazarines and Croustades etc. enhance the recipes.) Upon his return to England, he worked for various places and people of distinction; such as Rossie Priory and Chesterfield House; As 'Chef de Cuisine' for the Earl of Chesterfield; At Chislehurst in Kent for Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust; At the Coventry House Club; He also cooked for the Earl of Errol. On February 4th 1839, he started as 'Chef de Cuisine' at Crockford's Club in London, taking over from the previous chef Louis Eustache Ude, who had just quit in a salary dispute at the start of February. (Disraeli didn't think much of Francatelli's chances at following in Ude's footsteps, but time was to prove him wrong.) He didn't stay at Crockford's long, though; by 1840 or 1841, he started work for Queen Victoria as Maitre d'Hotel and 'Chief Cook in Ordinary' at Windsor, staying there for four years. In 1845, he published his book "The Modern Cook." in England and in America the following year. The book sold well on both sides of the Atlantic. In it, he advocated two courses for meals -- a savoury followed by dessert, which is still mostly the norm today. In 1850, he then became 'Chef de Cuisine' at the Reform Club, taking over from Alexis Soyer, who had resigned in May of that year. Francatelli worked there with distinction for seven years. In 1852, he got the food company Brown and Polson to be a sponsor of his very rare little book, "A Plain Cookery-Book for the Working Classes". In return, he gave Brown and Polson space for a large advertisement at the back of the book, and mentioned their products by name in several of his recipes. In 1861 he published this book, "The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant", which became the book of reference for any well-managed household. His last job was at the Freemasons' Tavern in London. He died on 10 August 1876 at Eastbourne, England. The Times ran an obituary for him on 19 August 1876 titled "An Illustrious Chef" (page 4 of that day's paper.) As a small footnote, it is known that a younger cousin of his, whom he never met, Laura Mabel Francatelli (c. 1880 or 1881 - 2 June 1967), survived the Titanic. She was travelling as secretary to Lady (Lucy) Duff-Gordon, a fashion designer at the time, who also used a sister of Laura, Phyllis Francatelli, as a model.

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Francatelli.   Charles Elme    
The Modern Cook
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE CULINARY ART IN ALL ITS BRANCHES; COMPRISING IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH COOKERY, THE MOST APPROVED AND RECHERCHE SYSTEMS OF FRENCH, ITALIAN, AND GERMAN COOKERY. ADAPTED FOR THE LARGEST ESTABLISHMENTS AND FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES. CHARLES ELME FRANCATELLI, PUPIL OF THE CELEBRATED CAREME, AND LATE MAITRE-D'HOTEL AND CHIEF COOK TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. WITH SIXTY ILLUSTRATIONS. ELEVENTH EDITION CAREFULLY REVISED, AND CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY SON, NEW BURLINGTON STREET. Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
Undated but printed 1853. Marbled paste-down and endpaper. [2] Frontisepiece of a young Francatelli, slightly foxed and laid down on a strip to re-inforce the edges and with the gutter re-inforced. Title page age browned. [1] 1p Dedication. [1] 2p Preface. (1)-xii Contents. (1)xiv-xv Glossary. [1] (1)2-474. (1)476-538 Bills of Fare. (1)540-552 Index. [1] Marbled back paste-down and endpaper. Dark blue half calf with dark blue cloth boards. The spine slightly sun bleached with raised bands, gilt lines and lettering.
- One of the culinary legends of his time, Charles Elme Francatelli(1805-1877) was an Englishman of Italian ancestry who journeyed to France for the opportunity to work under the legendary Chef Marie Antoine Careme who many call "the architect of French cuisine." Francatelli was revered for his blending of the best of Italian and French cuisine, it wasn't long before he was appointed "Chef de Cuisine" to the Earl of Chesterfield and later to both the Earl of Dudley and Lord Kinnaird. When Francatelli tired of his royal duties he detoured into public life where he seized the reins of the Crockford's Club which was the place to be seen in the mid 1800's. He later moved on to take a turn at the St. James's Club where he attracted the attention of her Royal Highness Queen Victoria who wooed him into her employ. But the public life was in Francatelli's blood and even the Queen could not hold him for long. He moved on to become the 'chef en charge' at the Coventry House Club, then went off to put in seven years as the chef de cuisine to the Reform Club, and had stints at the St. James's Hotel, Berkeley Street, Piccadilly, and finished his career at the Freemasons' Tavern where he remained until just before his death. The Times attributed to him, the following side-note; "A chef to nobility and a cook for the common man" Although Francatelli had the experience, charm and flourish necessary to please the highest of Royalty, his greatest love was the simple act of cooking. In 1845, he published his first book "The Modern Cook." in England and in America in the following year. The book sold well on both sides of the Atlantic and was so popular that it went through an amazing twelve editions. In it, he advocated two courses for meals -- a savoury followed by dessert, which is how most everyday eating is done now. Besides "The Modern Cook" Francatelli wrote three other cookery classics; * 1852. A Plain Cookery-Book for the Working Classes (contained over 240 recipes). * 1861. Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's Butler's Assistant. London: Richard Bentley and Son. * 1862. The Royal English and Foreign Confectioner. London: Chapman and Hall.

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Francatelli.   Charles Elme     - A first edition.
THE ROYAL ENGLISH AND FOREIGN CONFECTIONER:
1862 A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE ART OF CONFECTIONARY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES; COMPRISING ORNAMENTAL CONFECTIONARY ARTISTICALLY DEVELOPED; DIFFERENT METHODS OF PRESERVING FRUITS, FRUIT PULPS, AND JUICES IN BOTTLES, THE PREPARATION OF JAMES AND JELLIES, FRUIT, AND OTHER SYRUPS, SUMMER BEVERAGES, AND A GREAT VARIETY OF NATIONAL DISHES; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING DESSERT CAKES, PLAIN AND FANCY BREAD, CANDIES, BONBONS, COMFITS, SPIRITOUS ESSENCES, AND CORDIALS. ALSO, THE ART OF ICE-MAKING, AND THE ARRANGEMENT AND GENERAL ECONOMY OF FASIONABLE DESSERTS. BY CHARLES ELME FRANCATELLI, PUPIL TO HE CELEBRATED CAREME, AND LATE MAITRE D'HOTEL TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN; AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK," "THE COOKS GUIDE," AND "COOKERY FOR THE WORKING CLASSES." With numerous Illustrations in Chromo-Lithography. LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193 PICADILLY. 1862. (The rights of Translaton is reserved.)
FIRST EDITION. 1fep. Half title. [2] Frontispiece of a Brides Cake. Title page. [1] (1)vi-viii Preface. (1)x-xxiii Contents. [1] (1)xxvi-xxviiList of Illustrations. [1] (1)2-396. 4p Bills of Fare. (1)402-422 Index. (1)2-18 Advertisements. Original navy blue cloth with ornate blind tooling and a fresh gilt deice on the front cover. The spine sympathetically relaid with the original cloth and gilt lettering and tooling. slightly darker than the boards. Overall a nice bright clean copy externally and internally with very light foxing to the half title and title pages. This is the scarce 1st edition not usually found in such good condition. There was also a 2nd of 1866 and a 3rd of 1874.
- Although little is written about him today Charles Elme Francatelli (1805-1876) was one of the culinary celebrities of his time. An Englishman of Italian extraction who traveled to France to work under the legendary Antonin Carême the founder of French haute cuisine. Revered for his blending of the best of Italian and French cuisine, Francatelli was regarded as a leading chef in Victorian London and spent most of his career in Britain directing the kitchens of several aristocrats and nobleman. In particular his early career saw him in the employ of the Earl of Chesterfield, Earl of Dudley and Lord Kinnaird at Rossie Priory in Perthshire. In 1840 he was back in London managing the plush and fashionable Crockford's, a successful private club and gaming house on the west side of St James's street. Despite only being at Crockford's for a brief period it was to prove a successful move. Spotted by a steward of the royal household Francatelli was appointed maitre-d'hotel and chief cook in ordinary to the Queen. Although his royal appointment was short it was undoubtedly a highlight in his career. As to why he left is not clear. Some people speculate that it may have been Queen Victoria's lack of enthusiasm for French cuisine or maybe Prince Albert's tendency toward less extravagant culinary preparations. Either way in 1842 Francatelli left his royal duties after serving just one year. His next post saw Francatelli undertake the culinary management of the Coventry House Club, #106 Piccadilly (this became the St James's club in 1869, a gentleman's club that occupied the premises for over 100 years). In 1854 he was appointed chef de cuisine at the Reform Club whose kitchens designed by its first chef Alexis Soyer were described as the greatest in London. Francatelli remained there for seven years. Between 1863 and 1870 he managed the St. James's Hotel in Berkeley Street, and then joined the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, a post he held until just before his death in 1876. Although Francatelli had the experience, charm and flourish necessary to please the highest of Royalty, his greatest love was the simple act of cooking. Even though he was able to dress the costliest and elaborate of banquets and despite working for some of the most distinguished of British aristocracy and gentry, Francatelli was known as a culinary economist. Often quoted, he once remarked that "he could feed every day a thousand families on the food that was wasted in London". To this end in 1852 he issued A ‘Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes’, which contained information of practical value to the working classes. This included economical delights such as cow-heel broth, bubble and squeak , sheep's pluck and a pudding made of small birds. Known for his sweet tooth, Francatelli’s fourth book, "The Royal English and Foreign Confectionery Book" - 1862, was to be his last published work. Francatelli died at Eastbourne on 10 Aug. 1876 as one of the fortunate people who lived their lives doing what they loved best.

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Francatelli.   Charles Elme     - signed by author & editor: Herman Senn.
The Modern Cook
BY CHARLES ELME FRANCATELLI EDITED BY C. HERMAN SENN. G.C.A. MACMILLAN AND CO. LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON 1911
12mo. 1fep. Half Title page. [1] Title page. With a signed handwritten dedication 'To Mr C.L. Rothsay. with C Herman Senn's best wishes and kindest regards CHS. Jan 1/19/12. [1] v-vi Preface. vii-viii Introduction. ix-xi Contents. [1] 1-471. [1] 473-508 Specimen Menus. 509-513 Wine Cups. 513=519 Glossary. [1] 521-546 Index. 1p Advertisement. [1] 1fep. Full red cloth binding with gilt writing on the spine. Overall clean but with cracked and rubbed edges. Internally very clean.
- Herman Senn was a very under-rated author and prolific writer of cookery books and one of the founders of the Universal Cookery and Food Association - UCFA. A hugely influential member of the English catering industry at that time. This is a late edition of Francatelli's classic cookery book edited and signed by Senn and as such is an unusual collectors copy.

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Francatelli.   Charles Elme     - In amazing original condition.
The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant;
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON ENGLISH AND FOREIGN COOKERY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES; CONTAINING PLAIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PICKLING AND PRESERVING VEGETABLES, FRUITS, GAME, &C, The Curing of Hams and Bacon; THE ART OF CONFECTIONARY AND ICE-MAKING, AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF DESSERTS. WITH VALUABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PROPER DIET FOR INVALIDS; ALSO FOR A VARIETY OF WINE-CUPS; AND EPICUREAN SALADS, AMERICAN DRINKS, AND SUMMER BEVERAGES. BY CHARLES ELME FRANCATELLI. PUPIL OF THE CELEBRATED CAREME, SEVEN YEARS CHEF DE CUISINE TO THE REFORM CLUB, AND MAITRE-D'HOTEL AND CHIEF COOK TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK" WITH UPWARDS OF FORTY ILLUSTRATIONS. FIFTY-THIRD THOUSAND. LONDON; RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, NEW BURLINGTON STREET, PUBLISHERS IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. 1884. (ALL Right Reserved)
175x125mm. 1fep. [1] Frontispiece. Title page with tissue guard. [1] (1)iv-vi Preface. (1)viii Illustrations.(1)x-xx Contents. (1)2-463. [1] 465-496 Bills of Fare. 497-500 Glossary. 501-524 Index. 1fep. Fully bound in pristine original chocolate brown cloth with ornamental black tooling all over and bright gilt writing on the spine. Speckled edges. In extra fine condition, almost as new, with very slight foxing on the frontis.
- Charles Elmé Francatelli was English by nationality. He wrote several important cookbooks, and held one of the most prestigious cooking positions in England at that time. In 1840 or 1841, he started work for Queen Victoria as Maitre d'Hotel and 'Chief Cook in Ordinary' at Windsor, staying there for four years. This is a late edition of Francatelli's 'Cook's Guide' which are not uncommon. What makes this copy so desirable is the remarkable original condition. What one wonders when seeing this book, is where has it been kept for the last 125 years. A fine collector's item or very nice present.

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Francatelli.   Charles Elme     - A very rare American edition.
FRANCATELLI'S COOKERY BOOK.
A PLAIN COOKERY BOOK FOR THE WORKING CLASSES BY CHARLES ELME FRAMCATELLI LATE CHEIF COOK TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK" AND "THE COOK'S GUIDE."LONDON GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL - NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.
170mm x 108mm. n/d. Inner cover and 1 fep covered in advertisements. [1] Frontispiece on verso. Title page. [1] (1)10-11 Introduction. [1] (1)14-101. (1)103-105 Index. [1] (1)4-20 Avertisements. 1 fep and and back cover page covered in advertisements. Very clean original hard boards covered with green cloths with fine intricate black blind stamped tooling of a typical Victorian design. Overall the boards, spine and interior in very fine condition.
- This undated American version appears to be even rarer than the English edition of Francatelli's 'Cookery Book for the Working Classes.' COPAC shows only one 2nd edition of Francatelli's 'Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes' held at the University of London. This edition has the same English printer and publisher as the English 'Working Classes' edition but has the Broome St, New York address added. Also the Routledge advertisements pasted to the back cover has an American Library of US authors, even having titles by Mark Twain. With its hard cover as opposed to the softer cheaper covers of the English editions and its slightly larger format, this copy has been subtly altered to suit a slightly more affluent society. It is formatted exactly the same as the English version, with the same page numbers and recipes. One gets the impression that Routledge just tried to see if the very popular English version rebound to suit the US market would prove to be as popular. As it is so rare to find a copy, one then assumes not many were sold nor printed. In fifty years of collecting I have seen just two English copies and only this one US copy. None are recorded in any of the bibliographies. Very rare indeed.

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Frazer.   Mrs     - Curry in old Edinburgh !**
THE PRACTICE OF COOKERY, PASTRY, AND CONFECTIONARY;
IN THREE PARTS: Containing, Part 1.- Receipts for macking up all kinds of plain and dressed Dishes, Soops, Sau-ces, Ragoos, Fricasses, &c. Part 11- Pies, Pasties, Pud-dings, Dumplings, Custards, Pancakes, Fritters, &c. Part 111.- Picklings and Pre-serving; Barley Sugars, Tab-lets, Cakes, Biscuits, Cheese Cakes, Tarts, Jellies, Creams, Syllabubs, Blamange; Fowls and Fishes in Jelly, with other elegant Deserts. WITH RECEIPTS FOR MAKING Wine, Vinegar, Ketchups, Syrups, Cordials, Possets, &c. Lists of Dinner and Supper Dishes: and of Articles in Season; and Directions for Carving, Trussing, &c. ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES. By Mrs FRAZER, Confectioner, TEACHER OF THESE ARTS IN EDINBURGH. THE FIFTH EDITION IMPROVED AND ENLARGED. EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR PETER HILL 1806.
1fep. Half Title.[1] Title page.[1] (5)+6-7 Preface. [2] 2 Engraved plates, sometimes the 2 plates are at the front as a frontispiece. [1] (1)+2-294. (1)+296-304 Index. 1fep. Full modern dark brown calf with blind tooling on the boards. Raised bands on the spine with blind tooling, gilt lines and 2 crimson labels with gilt lettering. Very clean internally with the last page of the Index slightly age browned. A handsome copy.
- Based on the format of Mrs MacIver’s 'Cookery and Pastry' of 1773 which was originally published for pupils at the school run by Maciver where Mrs Frazer taught. On the former’s death Mrs Frazer succeeded her in running the cookery school and became the sole cookery teacher in Edinburgh, or so she claimed. The recipes are really useful and clearly written, as befitted a teacher, and are indicative of the age, incorporating traditional food with such new concepts as curry. The latter is interesting as curry recipes only started appearing in the 1780s and Frazer’s recipe calls for a new ingredient, ready-made curry powder. One can only imagine and smile at the remarks made by Edinburgh people when first encountering this exotic concoction. Frazer’s book was extremely popular running into several editions, the eighth appeared in 1827. (Sophie Schneideman Cat.5. Feb.09)

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GELLEROY.   William     First edition with the large folded frontispiece of the King's dinner.
THE LONDON COOK
OR The whole ART of COOKERY made easy and familiar. CONTAING A great Number of approved and practical RECEIPTS in every Branch of Cookery. VIZ. Chap. 1. Of Soups, Broths and Gravy.11I. Of Pancakes, Fritters, Possets, Tanseys, &c. 111. Of Fish. 1V. Of Boiling. V. Of Roasting. V1. Of Made-Dishes. V11. Of Poultry and Game. V111. Sauces for Poultry and Game. (with two up and down separating parallel lines) 1X. Sauces for Butcher's Meat, &c. X. Of Puddings. X1. Of Pies, Custards, and Tarts, &c. X11. Of Sausages, Hogs-Puddings, &c. V111. Of Potting and Collaring. X1V. Of Pickles. XV. Of Creams, Jellies, &c. XV1. Of made wine. (a single horizontal line) By WILLIAM GELLEROY, Late Cook to her Grace the Dutchess [sic] of Argyle. And now to the Right Hon. Sir Samuel Fludger, Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London. (a single horizontal line). To which is prefixed, A large Copper-Plate, representing his Majesty's Table, with its proper Removes, as it was served at Guild-Hall, on the 9th of November last, being the Lord Mayor's Day when His Majesty, and the Royal Family, did the City the Honour to dine with them, and wrere highly pleased with their Entertainment. (two single horizontal lines). LONDON: Printed for S. Crowder, and Co. at the Looking-Glass; J. Coote, at the King's-Arms, in Pater-noster Row; and J. Fletcher, St. Paul's Church-Yard. MDCCLX11.
FIRST EDITION. 1762. 8vo, 195 x 118 mms. 1 fep. Frontis of a large folding engraved plate measuring 260 x 340mm, of His Majesty's Table at the Guild Hall on Wednesday 9th November 1762, repaired on verso. Title Page. [1] (1)-iv. To the reader. 4p King & Queen & Royal Families Banquet dishes. (14) Contents. (1)2-486. 2p Advertisements. 1fep. Contemporary speckled brown calf rebacked. Raised bands between gilt rules on spine. Black morocco label. A very good copy.
- A.W. Oxford thinks this is a very good book and commends it for being the first for having a modest preface. Fortunately it has the large folded plate of the King's table as the frontispiece. It appears from auction and dealer's records that it is often missing. William Gelleroy describes himself on the title-page as "Late Cook to her Grace the Dutchess [sic] of Argyle. And now to the Right Hon. Sir Samuel Fludger, Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London." "Fludger" is in fact Sir Samuel Fludyer (1704 - 1768), one of London's foremost merchants who left an estate valued at £900,000 at his death; an astonishing £176,623,969 in 2020. (we can assume that Gelleroy must have been well paid) There are in his book a number of curious recipes. For example, Lambs Ears fried: "Take twelve lambs ears, prepared as mentioned in the Bechamel of lambs ears; when drained and wiped dry, fill the insides with a fine force-meat, roll them in the yolks of beaten eggs, and strew them with the crumbs of grated bread; fry them of a fine brown in hogs-lard, and serve them with a brown coullis sauce, and the juice of an orange or lemon." From the Cookery book collection of Ruth Watson. A very scarce book. ESTC T63887; Bitting p.179; Maclean p.56; Oxford p. 92; Simon BG 740.

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Glasse   Mrs [Hannah]    
THE COMPLETE ART OF COOKERY,
EXHIBITED IN A PLAIN AND EASY MANNER; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR MARKETING; THE SEASONS FOR MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, GAME, ETC. AND NUMEROUS USEFUL FAMILY RECEIPTS. BY MRS GLASSE. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY J. S. PRATT. MDCCCXLV.
130x76mm (5" X 3") 2feps. – 1 is an ex-libris sheet with no name. [1]Frontispiece with a double line border. Title page. [1] (1)6-24. Contents (1)26-320. 1fep. With numerous in-text engravings. New blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Internally very clean with the pages very slightly aged. A handsome copy of this late copy of Hannah Glasse's great classic. Almost classifies as a miniature. 32 pages less text than the first edition of 1842.
- A nice copy of this desirable late edition of Hannah Glasse’s famous classic first seen in 1747.

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Glasse.   Hannah     - A signed copy with rare frontispiece and Publishers 1st manuscript recipe for Turtle.
The ART of COOKERY MADE PLAIN and EASY
Which far exceeds anything yet published. CONTAINING, 1. Of Roasting, Boiling, etc. 11. Of Made-Dishes. 111.Read this Chapter and you will find how Expensive a Fench Cook's Sauce is. 1V. To make a Number of pretty little Dishes fit for a Supper or Side-Dish, and little Corner-Dishes for a Great Table; and the rest you have in the Chapter for Lent. V. To dress Fish. V1. Of Soops and Broths. V11. Of Puddings. V111. Of Pies> 1X. For a Lent Dinner, a Number of good Dishes, which you make use of for a Table at any other Time. X. Directions for the Sick. X1. For Captains of Ships. X11. Of Hogs Puddings, Sausages, etc. X11. To pot and make Hams, etc. X1V. Of Pickling. XV. Of making Cakes, etc. XV1. Of Cheesec akes, Creams, Jellies, Whip Syllabubs, etc. XV11. Of Made Wines, Brewing, French Bread, Muffins, etc. XV111. Jarring, Cherries, Preserves, etc. X1X. To make Anchovies, Vermicella, Catchup, Vinegar, and to keep Artichokes, French Beans, etc. XX. Of Distilling. XX1. How to Market; the Seasons of the Year for Butchers Meat, Poultry, Fish, Herbs, Roots, etc and Fruit. XX11. A certain Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog. By Dr. Mead. XX111. A Receipt to keep clear from Buggs. To which are added, By Way of APPENDIX, 1. To dress a Turkey, the West-India Way. 11. To make Ice Cream. 111. A Turkey, etc. in Jelly. 1V. To make Citron. V. To candy Cherries ot Green Gauges. V1. To make Ironmoulds out of Linnen. By a LADY. The FOURTH EDITION with ADDITIONS. LONDON: Printed for the AUTHOR, and sold at the Bluecoat-Boy, near the Royal-Exchange: at Mrs Sshburn's China-Shop, The Corner of Fleet-Ditch; at the Leg and DIal, in Fleet-Street; at the Prince of Wales's Arms, in Tavistock Street in Civet-Garden; by W. Innys, in Pater-noster Row; J. Hodges on London-Bridge; T. Trye, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holburn; J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; and by te Booksellers in Town and Country. M.DCC.LI. [Price 4s. stictch'd, and 5s. bound] *** This BOOK is publish'd with His MAJESTY's Royal Licence; and whoever prints it, or any Part of it, will be prosecuted.
8vo. 1751 - 4th edition. Trade card frontispiece with the last line cropped in half. Title page. 4p To the reader. 20p The contents. 1-334. Full rich burgundy calf, with ornate French-style gilt tooling to spine compartments, with raised bands, with black label and gilt lettering. The boards have gilt lines, gilt edges, the paste-down and end-paper in marbled paper with intricate gilt on the edge of the paste-down. The fore-edge marbled. The text block has been slightly cropped with no loss and very lightly age browned through out, but quite clean overall. On page 1, Hannah Glasse has signed her name in ink. It is not the facsimile signature common in other copies. Also attached is a one page publisher's manuscript with the recipe "To dress a Turtle in the West India Way" written in a fine cursive script. The document that has been folded with the title written on the outside of the folds. This is a common way of the time for filing papers. It is in fine condition with a small tear to one of the folds.
- Hannah Glasse's well known cookery book was first published in folio in 1747. It was an anonymous work 'By a Lady' It was not until four years later in this 4th edition of 1751 that Hannah Glasse's name appears for the first time on the beautifully designed and unique engraved trade card frontispiece. It states -- Hannah Glasse - Habit-Maker To Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, in Tavistock Street - Covent Garden. The frontis is very rare. It has been missing from all other copies of the 4th edition seen by this compiler. Mrs. Pennell had a copy and had the trade card reproduced on page 42 of her book, ‘My Cookery Books.’ The frontis also provides solid evidence for the first time that this popular cookery book was indeed written by a woman, disputing Dr Johnson's famously pointed, but misguided quip about 'The Art of Cookery' -- "Woman can spin very well, but they cannot make a good book of Cookery" This most popular English writer of cookery books was hostile to French cooking. She viewed French cooking as a wasteful extravagance but her book is full of stews, roasts, boiled beef, fricassees, and deep fried dishes. Most of her recipes are more complicated than comparable French recipes from the same period. Many of Glasse's recipes, like those of her female contemporaries were the backbone of English cuisine. From her savory veal pies and baked salmon to her pickles and apple tarts, the recipes are in fact more practical than their French counterparts and many are still used in England today. Hannah did not own her book for long, as the sixth edition is the last one that she edited herself before selling the copyright. Many later revised editions started to appear because the Glasse text had a lot of shareholders who quickly began printing their own copies. However, this fourth edition is completely unique, because of Glasse's own signature, and with the hitherto unseen frontis, along with the enclosed publisher's manuscript for dressing a "Turtle the West Indian Way", that was also printed for the first time as an appendix to this edition, ensures altogether, a very handsome and rare item.

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