Glasse.   Hannah     - A signed copy with rare frontispiece and Publishers 1st manuscript recipe for Turtle.
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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