The Housekeeper's Instructor: Or, Universal Family Cook.
London: J. Stratford, 1805. Thirteenth edition 447 pp, 8vo. Rebound in old leather w/ new eps. Corners rubbed. Dampstain to textblock top edge + partial fore-edge. Chipping to edges of frontispiece leaf, less to following 4 leaves. Significant foxing + possible soiling throughout, as typical for book of such age. ~10 leaves mild curling to corners, 2 leaves corner creased. Edge tears to fold-out illustrations, one of which has tears taped from behind. Scattered light fading to print, all remains fully legible. Two old hand-written recipes (one poss. contemporaneous to book), ca. 1920s 'Bee Brand Food Colors' recipe pamphlet, and newspaper clipping w/ homemaking tips all laid-in. "Being a full and clear display of the art of cookery in all its branches. Containing proper directions for dressing all kinds of butcher's meat, poultry, fame, fish, &c.; the method of preparing all the varieties of soups, hashes, and made dishes; the whole art of confectionery, pickling, preserving, &c.; the making and keeping in perfection british wines; and proper rules for brewing malt liquor for large or small families. To which is added The complete art of carving, illustrated with engravings, explaining by proper referewnces, the manner in which young practicioners may acquit themselves at table with elegance and ease. Also, bills of fare for every month in the year; the manner of decorating a table, displayed by copper plates; directions for marketing; observations on culinary poisons; and the management of the kitchen and fruit garden. By W. A. Henderson, many years eminent in the culinary profession. The Thirteenth Edition. Corrected, revised, and considerably improved, by every modern addition and variation in the art , by Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie, late apprentice to Messrs. Tupp and Perry, Oxford-Street; afterwards Principal Cook at Melun's Hotel, Bath; and now The Albany, London." Good Leather (Item ID: 149494)