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The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy;

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    Glasse, Hannah
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With Appendix and Receipts for Perfumery. Undated and lacking all before p11 of contents list, therefore no copyright or published information - possibly early 19th century. The first page has the facsimile signature of Hannah Glass, which would make this a fourth edition or, more likely, later. Hardback. 8vo. lacking all before p11 - p24 (contents), p21 - p361 (main body of text), p362 - p406 Appendix to the Art of Cookery, Advertisement leaf for ensuing section, p407 - 417 Receipts for Perfumery &c., p419 -p436 Index, then lacking p437 - p440, p441 - p442 Index. Modern black cloth covered boards and non-original end-papers. This is an authorized edition, as indicated by the facsimile of the author's signature to the headpiece of the first page of the text. Up until the fourth edition, there was no author's name beyond the 'by a lady' style of the title page and James Boswell attributed the authorship to Dr John Hill in his 'Life of Johnson'. Glasse's book ran to twenty editions during the eighteenth century and was arguably the most popular cookery book of its time. Although many of the recipes came from other cookery books her work did include a significant amount of original material, including the first recipes in English for curry as well as three recipes for pilau, she was also the first to use the term 'Yorkshire pudding" in print. Neither Bitting nor Vicaire list this variant with the added section on Receipts for Perfumery. Given that this section is listed in the contents pages and prefaced by the publisher's ad leaf for same it seems reasonable to assume this is a variant edition rather than a samelband. Book in fair condition. Lacking spine cover. Corners bumped and boards rubbed and generally a little marked/soiled. Front free end paper has pressure marks from some previous pencil markings. Lacking all before p11. A little toning to early and late pages. Occasional minor page repair and minor tear or small loss at corners etc. A few examples of notes or markings to text. Light sporadic spotting but text entirely readable.
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