French Family Cook


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[003758] [Menon; Louis Francois Henri de Menon] The French Family Cook: Being a Complete System of French Cookery. Adapted to the Tables Not Only of the Opulent, But of Persons of Moderate Fortune and Condition. London: J. Bell, 1793. First Edition. 8vo. Full Calf. Good. [9], iv-xviii, xvii-xviii, xix-xxiv, [1], 2-342pp, [2]. Full calf, original covers, later rebacked, smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt single rules, modern leather label to second panel, date to foot

Spine slightly faded, corners bumped and worn with loss to leather, new endpapers. Lightly browned and foxed throughout, foxing occasionally heavier, but generally light

The first English edition of Menon’s influential La Cuisinière Bourgeoise

Maclean, page 101; Oxford pages 121-122, Bitting, page 554; Wellcome IV:112 (in a note about the fourth edition), and Cagle 872. Four locations in ESTC in the UK, with ten in the US and one other