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Consult Me -

1868 - William Nicholson and Sons, Halifax - First Edition
A nice example of this fabulous compendium of all things, the title being so long that we have used the condensed version printed on the covers. Few illustrations amongst text.

All listed in alphabetical order, the majority being recipes and medicinal remedies.
 
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Modern Confectionary; Containing Receipts for Drying and Candying, Confits, Cakes, Preserves, Liqueurs, Ices, Jellies, Creams, Sponges, Pastes, Potted Meats, Pickles, Wines, Etc. Etc. Etc. By the Author of Modern Cookery - Anon

1833 - Printed by and for Henry Mozley and Sons, Derby - Second Edition
A rare little early 19th century work on deserts, pickles, relish and wine, first published in 1826.

Chapters are:
Drying and Candying; Lozenges and Confits, Cakes, Biscuits, etc.; Puddings; Preserves; Sirups, Liqueurs, and Waters; Ices; Jellies; Creams, Custards, etc.; Sponges; Patties, Pastes, etc.; Potted Meats; Pickles, Catsups, etc.; Observations on British Wine. 
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The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

1861 - S. O. Beeton, London - First Edition, Second Impression , Second State
This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A rare example of the first edition of this truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time. In original boards, and later leather spine. With the engraved and coloured art-nouveau title page, and an additional twelve colour plates.

With over 1,100 pages of recipes, culinary advice, and household hints, Mrs Beeton’s incomparable
The Book of Household Management was one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations. 
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The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

Circa 1873 - Ward, London - Entirely New Edition, Revised and Corrected. 207th thousand
This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

An early edition with a fine and clean interior, containing over 1,100 pages of recipes, culinary advice, and household hints, a total of 2,882 entries including approximately 2,000 recipes, illustrated with twelve full page colour lithographic plates, and numerous black and white full page and in-text woodcut illustrations.

Mrs Beeton’s incomparable
The Book of Household Management was one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations. A truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time. 
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Mrs. Beeton s Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

1906 - Ward, London - New Edition, Revised, Enlarged, Brought up to Date, and Fully Illustrated
‘This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The largest edition of this truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time, in a contemporary binding. First published in 1861, by 1906 the size of this already substantial volume had more than tripled, to contain 3,945 recipes, 368 pages of culinary advice and household directions, all profusely illustrated with thirty full page colour plates (two of which are folding), and 111 full page black and white photographic plates.

In case you needed even more recipes, there are charming contemporary hand-written recipes at the front and rear such as ‘Coburg Pudding’, ‘Seville Orange Marmalade’,’Veal Gateau’, ‘Almond Tartlets’, ‘Cumberland Pudding, and ‘Madelines’.
 
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Chafing-Dish Dainties - Mrs. Sarah Brownson How

1896 - Self Published. Printed by E. C. Lockwood, Brooklyn - First Edition
'At once a stove and kitchen - the chief recommendation of the Chafing-dish is that it may be brought into use at a moment's notice.

A rare and delightful guide to the benefits of the chafing-dish, with numerous recipes for eggs and omelettes, caramels, corned beef, lobster, macaroni, oysters, turkey, veal and sweetbreads.

‘There are all possibilities within the chafing dish, providing there is a cordon blue, who gives herself up to the task of managing it. If the cook be a novice, Mrs. Sarah Brownson How of Brooklyn in her pretty book “Chafing Dish Dainties” will explain all the niceties and there is also to be found an extensive menu, all to be cooked with a chafing dish.’ -
New York Times, New Book Review, 1897.

Mrs. Sarah Brownson How, a New York socialite gave frequent lectures on the art of housewifery as well as the history of New York.
 
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The Cook's Dictionary - Richard Dolby

1830 - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London - First Edition
An uncommon copy of the first edition of The Cook’s Dictionary, considered the first cookery book to be arranged alphabetically. This wonderful compendium of delicacies – compiled by 19th century chef Richard Dolby of the Thatched-House Tavern on St. James Street and a popular domestic reference of its time – contains several thousand entries and many recipes for cooking, baking, and brewing that had never before appeared in print.

Features a glossary of cooking terms, and a number of alphabetical tables listing fish, crustaceans, fowl, fruit and vegetables, and when they are in season.
 
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The National Cookery Book - Mrs. Elizabeth D. Gillespie

1876 - Women's Centennial Executive Committee, Philadelphia - First Edition
A superb first edition of America's first "National Cookbook", covering 37 states & territories, with 950 recipes, in 27 chapters.

Chapters include all-American recipes for meals and dishes like Florida Charlotte Russe, Wisconsin Breakfast Eggs, Hominy Pancakes, Open Air Cooking (first published recipe for a clam bake), Seven Receipts from an Oneida Squaw, Indian Corn, Turkey with Plum Pudding Stuffing, Crimslech for Passover, Kichlers for Purim Night, Indian Bread with Buttermilk, St. Charles Corn Bread, etc.

National Women's Day was the 7th Nov 1876 - election day of that year and the Women's Centennial Committee raised $126,000 from the cookbook.
 
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