First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000148
Contemporary paneled calf, worn, front cover detached, old paper label to front cover; undated ca. 1720. Frontis with a tear in the gutter, modest foxing. 42 leaves total, 38 of recipes, frontis, title, index and Order for Bills of Fare. Rear pages lightly dampstained. Lacking the 8 plates and the advertising leaf, bills of fare leaf trimmed a little close at the top. Engraved throughout and printed on only one side. 42 leaves. Cagle 793, Bitting 259, Simon 907, Vicaire 475.
Kidder's famous pastry school taught an alleged 6,000 women the art of the pastry chef - he had multiple locations and though he didn't start to publish his cookbooks until around 1720, manuscript copies had circulated for the better part of two decades. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000148.