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The Housekeeper's Instructor

£75.00

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Eighth Edition (1800). Published by London: Printed and Sold by W. and J. Stratford.

Full title "The Housekeeper's Instructor; or, Universal Family Cook. Being a Full and Clear Display of the Art of Cookery in all its Various Branches." The Housekeeper's Instructor was a bestselling English cookery book written by William Augustus Henderson, 1791. It ran through seventeen editions by 1823. This famous work can be approached both as a usable recipe book and as a piece of history. Offers a fascinating insight into hundreds of antiquarian dishes, such as "Prussian Cakes", "Roasted Woodcock" and "Gooseberry Wine", as well as commentary on menus and presentation. Towards the end of the book there are several printed engravings illustrating different cuts, presentation of dishes and place settings, including a few fold-outs.

Original pages rebound in marbled boards at an unknown date. Brown leather trim. Gilt lettering on black leather. There are a few unoriginal blank pages at the front and back of the book. Pages are mottled and lightly worn but very good for age, no damage. Structurally the book is excellent. Illustrations are good and fold-outs are fully intact.

Overall, this is a remarkably solid copy given the age and rarity of the work. New boards are attractive and sturdy. Pages are damage-free and fully readable.

Item details

Author(s):
William Augustus Henderson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1800
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
London: Printed and Sold by W. and J. Stratford
Title:
The Housekeeper's Instructor

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Eighth Edition (1800). Published by London: Printed and Sold by W. and J. Stratford.

Full title "The Housekeeper's Instructor; or, Universal Family Cook. Being a Full and Clear Display of the Art of Cookery in all its Various Branches." The Housekeeper's Instructor was a bestselling English cookery book written by William Augustus Henderson, 1791. It ran through seventeen editions by 1823. This famous work can be approached both as a usable recipe book and as a piece of history. Offers a fascinating insight into hundreds of antiquarian dishes, such as "Prussian Cakes", "Roasted Woodcock" and "Gooseberry Wine", as well as commentary on menus and presentation. Towards the end of the book there are several printed engravings illustrating different cuts, presentation of dishes and place settings, including a few fold-outs.

Original pages rebound in marbled boards at an unknown date. Brown leather trim. Gilt lettering on black leather. There are a few unoriginal blank pages at the front and back of the book. Pages are mottled and lightly worn but very good for age, no damage. Structurally the book is excellent. Illustrations are good and fold-outs are fully intact.

Overall, this is a remarkably solid copy given the age and rarity of the work. New boards are attractive and sturdy. Pages are damage-free and fully readable.

Author(s):
William Augustus Henderson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1800
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
London: Printed and Sold by W. and J. Stratford
Title:
The Housekeeper's Instructor

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