London: John Murray, 1824.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000523
Contemporary plain boards rebacked, spine label laid back down. Scattered foxing, offsetting from frontis and plates, light dampstains to plates, quite clean internally overall. liv, 449pp with 9 plates and a frontis and 12 numbered ad pages at front and 2 at the rear. Originally published in 1806. Cagle 973, Bitting 410.
Immensely popular, Rundell's cookbook was reprinted for decades on both sides of the Atlantic (Boston, NY, Halifax, New Hampshire, Philadelphia, Hartford, Richmond, etc.). The first true enlightenment British cookbook, it was rigidly organized and indexed, though still lacking in the specific measurements that characterize modern cookbooks. Size: 8vo. Previous owner's book-plate on front pastedown. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000523.