Dubois.   Urbain    
The Household Cookery Book.
PRACTICAL AND ELEMENTARY METHODS BY URBAIN-DUBOIS AUTHOR OF THE 'ARTISTIC-COOKERY', AND THE 'COSMOPOLITAN-COOKERY'. La Parfaite ordonnance d'une maison, la bonne alimentation d'un menage,ont pour double resultat, d'entretenir la sante de la famille, et d'en resserrer les liens precieux. SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED. LONDON: LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO. 1873.
8vo. 220x165mm. 1fep. Half title. The verso - Advertisements. Engraved Title page. [1] Title page. Verso with facsimile signature of Urbain Dubois. (1)vi Preface and with full page engraving of a table service. [1] (1)viii-xiv Service of the table. (1)xvi-xxxiv Bills of fare. (1) xxxvi Stove and hot-closet. (1)xxxviii-xlv Translation of the articles. [1] 1p Errata. [1] (1)2-512. (1)514-532 Index. (1)534-544 Opinions of the English press. 1fep. Original dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine and a bright small gilt tooled game bird on the front board. Internally very clean with many fine engravings in-text. Overall a fine copy.
- This is one of the rarest Urbain Dubois books. It is not in Cagle, Driver, Attar, Bitting. Oxford only mentions the 1871 first edition in the Appendix. Besides the Marks collection sold at the Dominic Winter Auctions on 9th March 2006, there is not a copy in any of the major cookery book collections going back before Quigley Murphy's auction in New York on April 19th, 1926. This also appears to be a re-arranged English translation of Dubois' book - 'Ecole des Cuisiniers', with similar chapters and engravings.

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