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Book Description

Quarto, illustrated with small maps within the text, index. VG in a dustwrapper that has a slightly sunned spine. "The Epicure's Almanack of 1815 was the first British 'good food guide', designed to point the reader toward places in and around London where he might 'dine well, and to the best advantage', whatever his budget. Working alone and on foot, Ralph Rylance visited and described some 650 establishments, ranging from City chop houses, ancient coaching inns, and London's first Indian restaurant, to humble tripe shops and oyster rooms, dockyard taverns, and village pubs..... ....The present edition is designed to make this engaging and informative text more readily available, and to provide a commentary on the book and its author, and on the wider topic of eating and drinking in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The extensive notes to the main text include brief histories of the principal establishments mentioned, whenever possible making use of contemporary notices and advertisements, and details from a contemporary map of London allow the reader to follow in Ralph Rylance's footsteps as he explores the city's streets"
Author Rylance, Ralph and edited by Janet Ing Freeman
Date 2012
Binding Hardback
Publisher The British Library
Condition Very Good
Pages 313

Price: £65.00

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