Antiquitates Culinariae, or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English, with a preliminary discourse, Notes, and Illustrations. - Rev. Richard Warner 1791 - Printed for R. Blamire, London - First Edition First edition of ‘one of the first signs of scholarship being applied to the history of early English cookery, a development which occurred in the last three decades of the Eighteenth century’ [Maclean].

Illustrated with an engraved title-page, the magnificent double-page terracotta aquatint plate of '
A Peacock Feast', a single-page terracotta aquatint plate of 'A Saxon Entertainment', and an engraved tailpiece on page lvii.

The double-page plate present here was removed from unsold copies after Warner lost the case to Carter over copyright infringement [Maclean].
  References: Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, 485. Cagle A Matter of Taste 1048. Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, 873. Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica , 1607. Maclean, Household and Cookery Books, 149. Oxford, English Cookery Books, 120. Maggs, Food and Drink Through the Ages (Cat. 645) Lot 446. Pennell, My Cookery Books, 164.

Quarto (book size 31.3x24.5cm),pp, [double sheet illustration] [single sheet engraved title page] [single sheet illustration] lx 137 [1]. In publisher’s quarter brown morocco leather over brown-purple boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, cream coloured endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, light foxing to plates, binding with rubbing to edges and small archival repair to tail of spine.   Ref: 109763   Price: HK$ 3,200