Book Description

A satire on Dr Martin Lister's edition in 1705 of 'De Opsoniis et Condiments, size Arte Coquinaria', which was a collection of exotic dishes and sauces ascribed to Apicius Coelius. King's witty, learned tribute to Horace (an advocate of propriety and wisdom in moderation) is a condemnation of the introduction of Apical luxury 'which may tend towards the corruption of Manners' (foreword). This work can be likened to his description on p.22 of 'A Surprize is likewise a Dish not so very common, which promising little from its first Appearance, when open abounds with all sorts of Variety'.
Dealer Notes
Cagle 794, Bitting p. 260, Pennell p. 142, Maclean p. 84
Author KING William
Date c. 1708, First authorised edition
Binding Contemporary calf, Cambridge style, rebacked banded spine with gilt; 20cm
Publisher Bernard Lintott, London
Condition Edges and corners rubbed, a little old worming, book plates of Thomas Lister (1772-1828) of Armitage Park, and of Blanche Anding (Cordon Bleu in 1950s); lightly tanned, tiny wormings repaired on last 5 pages
Pages viii, 160

Price: £450.00

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