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THE NEW LONDON COOKERY.
ADAPTED TO THE USE OF PRIVATE FAMILIES. NINTH EDITION, GREATLY AUGMENTED AND IMPROVED. BY S.W. LONDON; JOSEPH SMITH, 193, HIGH HOLBORN. 1837.
Small 12vo. Frontispiece of one folding plate. Title page with double ruled border. 5pp engraved plates. 5pp blanks. i-iv Prefatory remarks. 1-548. 3pp Contents. 1p Catalogue of books. Very nicely bound in modern dark brown calf with blind tooled fillets and lines to the boards. Spine with raised bands and blind tooling in the compartments. Brown label with gilt lettering and date at the base. Text block nice and tight. Pages clean except for a continuous small stain on the upper corner of pages 217-489 without affecting the text. A nice copy of a very scarce book.
- Not in Oxford, Bitting nor Cagle. On page 141, a quaint recipe for 'Love in Disguise'-- After well cleaning, stuff a calf's heart, cover it an inch thick with forcemeat, then roll it in vermicelli, put it in a dish with a little water, and send it to the oven. When done, serve it in its own gravy in the dish. This forms a pretty side dish. An unusual but pleasing and quite comprehensive cookery book. Hard to fully categorise as there are no copies in any of the major cookery book collections and very little information available.

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