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The Accomplisht Cook, or, the whole art and mystery of cookery, fitted for all Degrees and Qualities by  Robert May - Fifth Edition - 1685 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

The Accomplisht Cook, or, the whole art and mystery of cookery, fitted for all Degrees and Qualities

by May, Robert

Condition: Very Good


London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1685. Fifth Edition. Very Good. Pp. 15 leaves, 461, [10] p. + [9] p. publisher's ads. Engraved in-text illustrations, restored frontispiece, two double page woodcut plates are supplied in facsimile and bound in correct placement. In contemporary full calf leather, with recent morocco spine (titled "The Accomplish Cook" on spine in gilt), with raised bands. New end papers. Pages show age spots, worm holes, soiling, creases and age-related wear, but remain legible. Date on title page is mostly worn, but still discernible, and is penciled below. An extremely scarce and historically important work of cookery.
  • Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 141026009
  • Title: The Accomplisht Cook, or, the whole art and mystery of cookery, fitted for all Degrees and Qualities
  • Author: May, Robert
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Fifth Edition
  • Publisher: Obadiah Blagrave
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1685


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