The New Family Receipt-Book; Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts in Various Branches of Domestic Economy. Rundell, doubtfully attributed.
The New Family Receipt-Book; Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts in Various Branches of Domestic Economy

The New Family Receipt-Book; Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts in Various Branches of Domestic Economy

London: John Murray, 1811.

Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000520
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Full contemporary calf, worn, hinges rubbed, but sound. xxxviii, (1), 434, (1)pp. Bitting 582 (1824 ed.), Oxford 137 (1810 1st ed.)

Often attributed to Mrs. Rundell, but doubtful. It went through a number of editions in England and America - this has 100 recipes added since the 1st edition a year earlier.

An interesting mix of recipes from the sublime (a recipe for "Koumiss", the famous fermented mare's milk of the Golden Horde) to the questionable - grape seeds as a substitute for coffee (interestingly the 1819 US edition of this cookbook suggested rye and potatoes as a coffee substitute) Also fireworks, gardening, rat control. Size: 8vo (octavo). Previous owner's book-plate on front pastedown. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000520.

Price: $200.00

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