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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