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[Glasse (Hannah)], "A Lady". The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, first edition, title with woodcut ornament, list of subscribers, title with outer margin neatly repaired and 3 small chips to inner margin, c2 short tear to lower blank corner, 2S1&2 repair to inner margin, with loss of a letter and a small part of another recto, and obscuring a few letters verso, but still legible, foxing and staining (includes a few small ink stains), including title, occasional minor marginal worm traces, lightly browned, antique style calf, spine in compartments and with double red leather labels, little rubbed, [Bitting pp.186-187; Cagle 695; Maclean pp.59-61; Oxford pp.76-77; Simon BG 761; Vicaire 48], folio, Printed for the author; and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's, a China-Shop, Corner of Fleet-Ditch, 1747.

⁂ A cornerstone of any collection of English cookery books. Our copy conforms to Marcus Crahan's description of the first issue (16pp. preliminaries rather than 20, without notice of second place of sale, without O2 and with the 6 [pence] of price entered by hand on title). The work includes one of the first English recipes for 'Currey the India Way'.

Provenance: Cooks Books, T&M McKirdy (book label to rear pastedown).


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