Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey, 1828.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000281
Contemporary half red leather, heavily worn and chipped, corners worn and bumped, spine chipped with some loss, hinges cracked but binding still secure if a little loose. Heavy browning and staining to preliminaries and plates, moderate foxing to first 2/3 of book, lighter thereafter. tear to bottom corner of the second to last index leaf with loss of a few letters; a functional and complete copy of a scarce book in a period binding. The first American edition of Ude's popular French Cookery. 439pp and 8 plates of menus. Bitting 471
Louis Estache Ude's French Cook follows in the footsteps of La Chapelle in importing French cookery to an English, and now American, audience. The first French cookbook published in America, its effect on high society was tremendous. His turtle soup was so perfect (and detailed - in a book of mostly pithy recipes it occupies 3 pages) that Miss Beeton herself stole it. Size: 8vo. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000281.