The New London Family Cook: or, Town and Country Housekeeper's Guide. The New London Family Cook; or, Town and Country Housekeeper's Guide. Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With illustrative Plates, on a principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week in the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes; and for Dressing Fish, Venison, Hares, Butcher’s Meat, Poultry, Game, &c. in all their varieties. With the respective Branches of Pastry and Confectionary, the Art of Potting, Pickling, Preserving, &c., Cookery for the Sick, and for the Poor; Directions for Carving: And a glossary of the most generally received French and English Terms in the Culinary Art. Also a Selection of Valuable Family Recipes, in Dyeing, Perfumery, &c. Instructions for Brewing, Making of British Wines, Distilling, Managing the Dairy, and Gardening. And an Appendix, Containing general Directions for Servants relative to the Cleaning of Household Furniture, Floor-Cloths, Stoves, Marble Chimney-Pieces, &c. Forming in the whole a most complete Family Instructor. - Duncan MacDonald 1808 - Albion Press: Printed for James Cundee, London - Second Edition (first published in 1800) The author is identified as ‘head cook at the Bedford Tavern and Hotel, Covent-Garden, the cook to the Bedford Tavern in Covent Garden’ the haunt of John Thorpe and General Tilney in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, and nine full page engraved plates showing cuts of meat, table settings, carving and trussing. all with the imprint of James Cundee and dated from Jan 1. 1808 through June 25, 1808.
  References: Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography 297. Cagle, A Matter of Taste 841. Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 978. Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique 545.

Octavo (21.4 x13 cm) pp. 634. Extra copies of pages 217-224 have been bound in between pages 168 and 177, pages 168-176 are missing and provided here in facsimile, pages 353-376 have been incorrectly bound in between pages 400 and 401. In addition there is a plate which was sometimes present and included here in facsimile ‘Dinner, Single Course - Top’. Plates - 49 Grand desert; 49 Small Desert for Winter (half page plate); 49 Small Desert for Summer (half page plate); 90 Supper - Top; 163 Cuts - Mutton to Salmon; 163 Cuts - Lamb to Mutton; 164 Cuts - Veal to Mutton; 166 Trussing - Turkey to Hare or Rabbit. 379 Trussing Carving - Fowl to Pheasant; 382 Cuts showing entire animal - Veal to Stag.
  Bound in brown half calf, rebacked to style, with original spine label of black morocco.   Condition: A very good copy, some rubbing to original boards, reinforced 1cm tear to frontis, toning to early pages, balance of contents fine, inner hinges cracked but strong.   Ref: 104651   Price: HK$ 3,500