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Crahan copy.- Kellet (Susanna, Elizabeth & Mary) A Complete collection of cookery receipts, (consisting of near four hundred,) which have been taught upwards of fifty years, with great reputation, first edition, dedication f. to the attendees of the Kellet's cookery school, list of subscribers, a few small marginal repairs, including to title, some water-staining, mostly at end, spotting and staining (including title), lightly browned, 6 later ink manuscript recipes loosely inserted, antique style pale calf, gilt, spine in compartments and with double red morocco labels, [Bitting p.256; Maclean p.79], 8vo, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Printed by T. Saint; and sold by W. Charnley, Whitfield and Co. and all the booksellers in town and country, 1780.

⁂ Rare. Aside from this Crahan copy and that of Hroar Dege-Book for Cooks we can trace no others at auction. The authors, perhaps a mother and two daughters, or three sisters, ran a cookery school in the North of England.

Provenance: Marcus Crahan, sold Sotheby's 9 & 10th October, 1984, lot 344 (bookplate), and again as the Crahan-Keck Day copy, Sotheby's, 25th November, 1986, lot 267, since which time the modern boards have been replaced by our binding; Mary Chadsey (bookplate).


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