In an Eighteenth Century Kitchen: A Receipt Book of Cookery, 1698. Beverley Nichols, Dennis Rhodes.

In an Eighteenth Century Kitchen: A Receipt Book of Cookery, 1698

London: Cecil Woolf, 1983. Grant, Duncan. Signed Copy. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2278593
ISBN: 0900821000

Signed by publisher (Cecil Woolf) with inscription: "For Leslie Elliott and Mr. Elliott, with all manner of good wishes, from the publishers, Jean and Cecil (Woolf), 28.VII.84." Tear along jacket spine and hinge previously mended with tape on jacket rear, one-and-a-half inch tear along front jacket panel hinge, front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note ("Leslie sent to me, 1985") on half-title page.

57 pp. Cecil Woolf, the publisher, is the nephew and oldest living relative of Virginia Woolf. In 1917, Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard Woolf founded the British publishing house Hogarth Press. Cecil Woolf would go on to establish Cecil Woolf Publishers, his own publishing house. Illustrated by Duncan Grant. This culinary scrap-book lay dormant for nearly two centuries until its happy discovery by Mr. Beverley Nichols, who first described it in his book A Thatched Roof. The title page was written in 1698, and thereafter a succession of cooks entered recipes and household hints at intervals between 1700 and about 1750.

Price: $80.00

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