The Cook's Dictionary, and House-Keeper’s Directory: A New Family Manual of Cookery and Confectionery, on a Plan of Ready Reference Never Hitherto Attempted. - 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.
  References: Cagle, A Matter of Taste 648. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography 126. Spectator Archive 1830, web. Gentleman’s Magazine Volume 148 1830, web. New Monthly Magazine Volume 30 1830 web. The British Magazine Volume 1 1830, web. The Quarterly Review July 1830, web.

Duodecimo. pp. iv 516. Publisher’s cloth, rebacked with original spine re-laid.
  Condition: Very good, re-backed with original spine re-laid, lower front corner cloth repaired to style, minor wear to extremities, foxing to the first 50 leaves, pencil notation to front free endpaper.   Ref: 107517   Price: HK$ 2,800