Tue, 9th Nov 2021 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 522

Cookery. [Glasse (Hannah)], "A Lady" The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

[Glasse (Hannah)], "A Lady"

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy,

first edition, title with woodcut ornament, list of subscribers, title browned in places, title-page creased, and worn at edges at torn with a small amount of text loss, corners of preliminary leaves worn, Rr2 (p.161) worn, 2S1 torn with loss and detached and 2S2 lacking (p.165), completely disbound with remnants of a calf ‘tight-back’ spine, [Bitting pp.186-187; Maclean pp.59-61; Oxford pp.76-77; Vicaire 48], folio, printed for the author; and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's, a China-Shop, Corner of Fleet-Ditch, 1747. ?

*** A cornerstone of English cookery books. This copy seems to conform to Marcus Crahan's description of the first issue (16pp.preliminaries rather than 20, without notice of second place of sale, without O2, but with the prices).

Sold for £1,062

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