The Compleat Cook (1655)

The Compleat Cook: Expertly prescribing the most ready wayes, whether Italian, Spanish, or French, for dressing of Flesh, and Fish, Ordering of Sauces, or making of Pastry. London, Printed for Nath. Brook at the Angel in Corn-Hill, 1655.

Published: Brook, Corn-hill

Date: 1655

First edition. 12mo. A-E12 F6. Woodcut head-piece and decorative initial. Final text leaf (F5) provided in facsimile and a final blank leaf. Modern calf. Oxford notes that this is the third part of The Queen’s Closet Opened, but that it “was sometimes published by itself”. Rare at auction / in commerce. Wing M88; Bitting p.533; Cagle 834; Oxford p.26

£950

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