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Culina Famulatrix Medicinae;

  • Author:
    Hunter, Alexander, M.D. F. R. S. L.&E.
  • Publisher:
    Printed by T. Wilson & R. Spence, High Ousegate, York for J. Mawman, London and for Wilson & Spence, York, London, 1807
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or, Receipts in Modern Cookery; with a Medical Commentary written by Ignotus Fifth Edition, 1807. Hardback. 8vo. 310pp plus 22 pages"Men and Manners" at rear. Near contemporary deep reddish-brown mottled calf. Contrasting title panel to spine. Covers and spine stamped and tooled in blind and gilt. Engraved frontispiece of 'A Roman Stewpan'. Index at rear preceding "Men and Manners" section. Dedication:- "To those Gentlemen who freely give two Guineas for a Tutle Dinner at the Tavern, when they might have a more wholesome one at Home for Ten shillings, this work is humbly dedicated by Ignotius." Aside from the fine choice of recipes, such as that for an Oyster omelette, the book is full of sage advice; "keep no servants that have hangers on" or "when you plant a wood, you are only paying posterity what you borrowed from your ancestors." Book in very good condition. Extremities rubbed. Front cover a little dampstained with a small area of surface loss. Armorial bookplate of Robert Washington Oates to front paste down. Frontispiece a little spotted and some offset to title page. Early pages a little toned. Some loss to lower corner of pages 45/46. Light pencil notes to p275.
  • Our price: £275.00

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