English Art of Cookery


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[003757] Briggs, Richard. The English Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan Entirely New … With Bills of Fare for Every Month in the Year, Neatly and Correctly Engraved on Twelve Copper-Plates. London: G.G.J. And J. Robinson, 1788. First Edition. 8vo. Full Calf. Good [3]-iv, [1], ii-xx, plates, [1], 2-656pp. Modern calf, semi-raised bands, spine in six panels, old leather title label to second panel

Rubbed to extremities, lightly browned throughout, occasional light foxing, light stain to top margin starting about a hundred pages from the end and getting progressively heavier, though not affecting text. Piece missing from fore edge margin of a2 and O5, this catching a couple of letters to reverse but no loss of sense. With twelve plates as called for

ESTC N9216; Cagle 577; Maclean, page 15, Oxford, pages 115-116; Bitting, page 60 (the 1791 edition – with a note citing this first edition); Wellcome II:238 (for the 2nd and 3rd editions); Vicaire, page 116. Five locations in the UK and another five in the US in ESTC