Book Description

The Illustrated London Cookery Book, containing upwards of fifteen hundred first-rate receipts selected with great care, and a proper attention to economy; and embodying all the latest improvements in the culinary art: accompanied by important remarks and counsel on the arrangement and well-ordering of the kitchen, combined with Useful Hints on Domestic Economy. The whole based on many years constant practice and experience; and addressed to Private families as well as the highest Circles. Profusely illustrated with engravings on wood. First edition. 8vo., xxxxi, 460, [4] pp. 3 pages of publisher s adverts and errata page to rear, 1 folding plate of the Royal Kitchen at Windsor Castle. Engraved frontispiece and title page and many black and white illustrations within the text. Publisher s original olive green cloth with gilt decorated front cover and spine, recently rebacked with original spine relaid, original boards retained. Covers faded and worn, edges and shoulders bumped and rubbed, very occasional light spotting to first few pages but interior bright and binding tight. Previous owner s signature on title page; front endpaper annotated with handwritten recipes for pork pie crust and salad dressing and a note on brewing on p. 393.
Dealer Notes
Chapters cover many aspects of cookery, including meat, fish, poultry, dairy, confectionery, desserts, equipment, home winemaking and brewing, including how to decorate a wassail bowl, bills of fare (many in French) and sections on the philosophy of cooking, poetical cookery and a miscellany dealing with cleaning, stain-removal and other fascinating household tips of the time, concluding with a funny half-hour for cooks. Uncommon.
Author Bishop, Frederick
Date 1852
Binding Original cloth, rebacked.
Publisher London: J. Haddon, Printer
Illustrator Anon
Condition Good
Pages xxxxi, 460, [4]

Price: £200.00

Offered by Celsus Books

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free entry to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Please email for more information


Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.

Email to find out more, or complete the enquiry form.

complete the form