Classic of gastronomy by Hannah Glasse (1708-70) who became the best known cookery writer of the 18th century. First published in 1747 the work became a best-seller (MacLean lists thirty six editions to 1800), and was still in print in 1843, after which Mrs Beeton took over her mantle. All 18th century editions are now scarce. (ESTC T90931; MacLean, p.59-61, with biographical notes).THE ART OF COOKERY, MADE PLAIN AND EASY WHICH FAR EXCEEDS ANY THING OF THE KIND YET PUBLISHED, CONTAINING...[XXII] HEADINGS] TO WHICH ARE ADDED ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NEW AND USEFUL RECEIPTS; AND ALSO FIFTY RECEIPTS FOR DIFFERENT ARTICLES OF PERFUMERY. WITH A COPIOUS INDEX. BY A LADY. A NEW EDITION. With all the Modern Improvements. And also the Order of a Bill of Fare, for each Month, in the Manner the Dishes are to be placed upon the Table, in the present Taste.
8vo. 8 x 5.25 inches.. A facsimile of the author’s signature is printed on the first page of the text.
Author GLASSE, HANNAH
Binding Rebacked in full calf, reusing the original leather boards and spine, which is in compartments with raised bands, gilt, with new contrasting black morocco title label, gilt.
Publisher London, Printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons,
Illustrator Decorated by headpiece vignette.
Condition Age wear to extremities, edges darkened, a few lower margin stains and a little scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
Pages  + vi +  + 397 +  pp. index