London: Jhon Kyngston and Thomas Dawson for John Wyght, 1568.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000430
Three volumes in one, 1568, 1563, 1566 respectively, rebound in modern full leather in an antique style, endpapers refreshed will sympathetic paper, three title pages, first mounted and soiled with repairs at edges just touching some text, last title with old scribblings, second bound out of order after the preliminaries. First 3 pages with marginal repairs, last leaf repaired and soiled, frequent finger soiling and smudges generally in the margins, scattered staining, early handwriting and pen trials, foxing, minor chipping and a few small tears to edges, but still about very good overall. , 117, ; , 79, ; , 15, 17-75,  leaves (complete). Cagle 978 (1595 ed.), Oxford 3 (1558 ed.)
First published in Italian in 1555 and first in English in 1558, 1560 and 1562 (a fourth part in English was published in 1569), it set off a storm of translations and copy cat books of secrets that lasted over two centuries. It features the first appearance of the recipe for plates made of sugar and gum tragacanth that could be eaten off of and then eaten. Also the great medieval mulled wine Ypocras, a variety of peach, melon, lemon and cherry candies, and a dizzying array of soaps, ointments, perfumes and plague cures. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Medicine & Health. Inventory No: CAT000430.