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Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery

Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery;, A.

KETTILBY, Mary One of the Earliest Cookery Books Written by a Woman [KETTILBY, Mary]. A Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery; For the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By Several Hands. London: Printed for Richard Wilkin, 1714. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; 192 x 121 mm.). [xvi], 218, [13], [1, blank] pp. Eighteenth century blind-stamped calf, rebacked. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt, black calf label lettered in gilt, bookplate on front paste-down. A very good copy. Mary Kettilby's cookbook is part of the historical culinary literature that helps us understand the evolution of English cookery. It provides a window into the tastes and practices of the early 18th century and is often referenced in studies of historical gastronomy. The book contains the first printed recipe for orange marmalade pp. 78-79. Her book, commonly referred to as "Mrs. Kettilby's Cookbook," contains a diverse range of recipes, offering insights into the cooking practices and tastes of the early 18th century in England. The term "receipts" was used in lieu of "recipes" during that period. "Kettilby's collection of cookery recipes and medicinal and home remedies, from a tasty "green-pease soop, without meat" to gooseberry wine. Households that could not afford French cooks or French cooking came to form a growing audience for books by women that contained unpretentious recipes cut to suit a less costly cloth, for pickling and collaring rather than ragouts. Where Hannah Woolley had led, plenty of female cooks with their eye on the profitable middle market followed, with books like Mary Kettilby's collection of recipes (1714) and Eliza Smith's Compleat Housewife (1734)" (Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain through its Cookery). Oxford, p. 54; Bitting, p. 258 (citing the 1734 edition); Cagle 789; ESTC T53670; MacLean, pp. 79-82; Wellcome II, page 389.
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Art of Cookery

Art of Cookery, The

GLASSE, Hannah An Early Edition of Mrs. Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy GLASSE, Hannah. The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy; Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published, Containing I. How to Roast and Boil to Perfection every Thing necessary to be sent up to Table. II. Of Made Dishes. III. How expensive a French Cook's Sauce is. IV. To make a Number of pretty little Dishes for a Supper or Side-Dish, and little Corner dishes for a great Table. V. To dress Fish. VI. Of Soups and Broths. VII. Of Puddings. VIII. Of Pies. IX. For a Lent Dinner; a number of good Dishes, which you may make Use of at any other Time. X. Directions to prepare proper Food for the Sick. XI. For Captains of Ships; how to make all useful Things for a Voyage; and setting out a Table on board a Ship. XII. Of Hogs Puddings, Sausages, &c. XIII. To pot and make Hams, &c. XIV. Of Pickling. XV. Of making Cakes, &c. XVI. Of Cheesecakes, Creams, Jellies, Whip-Syllabubs, &c. XVII. Of made Wines, Brewing, French Bread, Muffins, &c. XVIII. Jarring Cherries and Preserves, &c. XIX. To make Anchovies, Vermicelli, Catchup, Vinegar, and to keep Artichokes, French Beans, &c. XX. Of Distilling. XXI. How to Market; the Season of the Year for Butchers Meat, Poultry, Fish, Herbs, Roots, and Fruit. XXII. A certain cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog. By Dr. Mead. XXIII. A Receipt to keep clear from Buggs. To which are added, one hundred and fifty new and useful receipts, and a copious index. By a lady. A New Edition with The Order of a Modern Bill of Fare, for each month, and the Manner the Dishes are to be placed upon the Table. London: Printed for a company of booksellers, and sold by L. Wangford, [1770]. Early edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm.). [2, title, verso blank], [iv], [xviii, contents], [1]-298, [22, index] pp. Contemporary sheep, rebacked. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Early ink inscription on front paste-down, early signature on front free endpaper, some light scattered foxing, still a very good copy of this early edition. OCLC/KVK locates just five copies of this edition in libraries and institutions worldwide: Wright State University (OH, US); Brown University (RI, US); Case Western RSV University (OH, US); National Library of Scotland; Wellcome Library (UK). Hannah Glasse (1708-1770) was an English cookery writer of the 18th century. Her first cookery book, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, was first published in 1747, she became one of the most famous cookbook authors of her time. It was reprinted within its first year of publication, appeared in more than twenty editions, many of which were copied without the author's consent. The book was published in Dublin in 1748 and in America from 1805. The 1751 edition was the first book to mention trifle with jelly as an ingredient and the 1758 edition gave the first mention of "Hamburgh sausages" and piccalilli. The book was popular in the Thirteen Colonies of America, and its appeal survived the American War of Independence, with copies being owned by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Glasse later wrote The Servants' Directory (1760) and The Compleat Confectioner (1760); neither of these titles were as commercially successful as her first book. Glasse had copied extensively from other cookery books, around a third of the recipes having been published elsewhere. Among her original recipes are the first known curry recipe written in English, as well as three recipes for pilau, an early reference to vanilla in English cuisine, the first recorded use of jelly in trifle, and an early recipe for ice cream. She was also the first to use the term "Yorkshire pudding" in print. Glasse became a dressmaker in Covent Garden - where her clients included Princess Augusta, the Princess of Wales - but she ran up excessive debts. She was imprisoned for bankruptcy and was forced to sell the copyright of The Art of Cookery. Much of Glasse's later life is unrecorded; information about her identity was lost until uncovered in 1938 by the historian Madeleine Hope Dodds. Other authors plagiarised Glasse's writing and pirated copies became common, particularly in the United States. The Art of Cookery has been admired by English cooks in the second part of the 20th century, and influenced many of them, including Elizabeth David, Fanny Cradock and Clarissa Dickson Wright.
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The "Queen" Cookery Books. Collected and Described by S. Beatty-Pownall

The “Queen” Cookery Books. Collected and Described by S. Beatty-Pownall, Departmental Editor “Housewife and Cuisine” Queen Newspaper, and Author of “A Book of Sauces.”

BEATTY-POWNALL, S., compiler & editor A Wide Range of Culinary Topics The "Queen" Cookery Books Complete in Fourteen Volumes BEATTY-POWNALL, S., compiler & editor. The "Queen" Cookery Books. Collected and Described by S. Beatty-Pownall, Departmental Editor "Housewife and Cuisine" Queen Newspaper, and Author of "A Book of Sauces." London: Horace Cox, 1904-1911. Mixed editions. Complete set of fourteen small octavo volumes (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm.). Publisher's cream linen over boards, covers decoratively printed in red and blue. Covers of volume VI a little dust soiled otherwise a near fine set. "The 'Queen' Cookery Books" reflect the early 20th-century interest in culinary arts and household management. S. Beatty-Pownall's compilation offers a diverse set of guides covering different aspects of cooking, making it a valuable resource for domestic kitchens during that period. The volumes cover a wide range of culinary topics, including soups, ices, pickles and preserves, entrees, meat and game, sweets, breakfast and lunch dishes, salads, sandwiches, savouries, vegetables, bread, cakes, biscuits, fish, and household hints. Contents: No. I - Soups, 3rd edition, 1904; No. II - Ices, 2nd Edition, 1902; No. III - Pickles and Preserves, 2nd Editon, reprinted, 1908; No. IV - Entrees, 3rd Edition, 1911; No. V - Meat and Game, 2nd Edition ,1902; No. VI - Sweets (Part I), 1st Edition, 1901; No. VII - Sweets (Part II), 1st Edition,1901; No. VIII - Breakfast and Lunch Dishes, 2nd Edition, 1904; No. IX - Salads, Sandwiches, and Savouries, 2nd Edition, 1905; No. X - Vegetables, 1st Edition, 1902; No. XI - Bread, Cakes, and Biscuits, 1st Edition, 1902 ; No. XII - Fish (Part I), 1st Edition,1903; No. XIII - Fish (Part II, Cold Fish), 1st Edition, 1903; No. XIV - Household Hints, 1st Edition, 1904. Not in Bitting.
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La Fiesta Espanola

A Rare Spanish Album of Bullfighting with Twenty-Two Fine Wood-Engraved Plates [TOVAR, Bartolomé]. La Fiesta Espanola. [Seville: Imprenta y Libreria de José G. Fernández], 1860. First edition. Oblong quarto (7 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 197 x 289 mm.). Twenty-two hand-colored wood-engraved plates (some misnumbered). All plates and wrappers mounted on stubs. First plate slightly browned from front wrapper, the last few plates with very slight chipping to fore-edges. Late 19th century full red calf, front cover with gilt coat of arms (House of Bourbon?), spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. Original printed front wrapper and plain rear wrapper bound in. Spine very slightly sunned. An excellent copy of a very rare book. A scarce collection of bullfighting scenes and events attributed to the Seville based lithographer, Bartholomé Tovar. The plates show a bullfighter attempting to taunt, subdue, immobilize, and finally kill the bull. OCLC/KVK locate just four copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: Columbia University (NY,US); Peabody Essex Museum (MA, US); University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV, US); University of Texas, Austin, Harry Ransom (TX, US). The Plates: 1. El encierro. (The running of the bulls). 2. El alguacil recoge la llave. (The Sherriff collects the key). (Lamina 1a) 3. Salida de la cuadrilla. (Departure from the crew). (Lamina 2) 4. Salida del toro del chiquero. (Exit of the bull from the pigsty). (Lamina 3) 5. El picador cita al toro. (The picador baits the bull). (Lamina 4) 6. Centro de una suerte de vara. (Center of a kind of rod). (Lamina 4) 7. Recarga de un toro en una suerte de vara. (Reloading of a bull on a kind of rod). (Lamina 5) 8. Capeo por detrás. (Capeo from behind). (Lamina 7) 9. Capeo, suerte de verónica. (Veronica's luck). (Lamina 8) 10. Salto de la garrocha. (Pole vault over the horns). (Lamina 10) 11. Salto al trascuerno. (Jumping over the horns). (Lamina 11) 12. Capeo, suerte de farol. (A lucky bluff). (Lamina 12) 13. Suerte de banderillas al cuarteo. (The quartering of the banderillas). (Lamina 13) 14. Banderillas de frente, cambiando. (Banderillas from the front, charging). (Lamina 14) 15. Sueltan perros al toro. (They release dogs to the bull). (Lamina 15) 16. El espada brinda el toro. (The sword toasts the bull). (Lamina 16) 17. Pase de muleta. (Crutch pass). (Lamina 17) 18. Cite para pasar de muleta. (Quote to pass on a crutch). (Lamina 17) 19. Suerte de recibir. (Lucky to receive). (Lamina 18) 20. Suerte del descabello. (Good luck with the hair). (Lamina 20) 21. El Cachetero dando la puntilla. (The Cachetero gives the finishing touch). (Lamina 20) 22. Arrastre del toro por las mulas. (The bull being dragged by the mules). (Lamina 21) Bobins V, 1519; Palau 91200.
Beschrijving hoedanig de Koninklijke Nederlandsche troepen en alle in militaire betrekking staande personen gekleed

Beschrijving hoedanig de Koninklijke Nederlandsche troepen en alle in militaire betrekking staande personen gekleed, geëquipeerd en gewapend zijn

TEUPKEN, J.F. A superb copy of the finest Dutch color plate work on military costume TEUPKEN, J.F. Beschrijving hoedanig de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Troepen en alle in militaire betrekking staande personen gekleed, geëquipeerd en gewapend zijn. Gevolgd van 51 platen met eene titelplaat, voorstellende officieren en manschappen van alle wapenen, in hunne volle kleeding en wapenrusting. The Hague & Amsterdam: Bij de Gebroeders Van Cleef, 1823-1826. First edition, A complete subscriber's copy with all seventy-one plates. Two large large folio volumes (14 x 9 3/8 inches; 356 x 238 mm.). [2], 10, 110, 20, [1, "Register"], [1, blank] pp. Engraved title by D. Sluyter after B. van Hove, "Aanwijzing der Platen" (2 pp.), and forty-eight hand-colored engraved plates of military costumes and three uncolored lithographed plates of decorations; [4], [2], [1]-54, [8], Engraved title by D. Sluyter after B. van Hove, "Aanwijzing der Platen" (2 pp.), and fifteen hand-colored engraved plates (numbered 52-[68] of military costumes and two hand-colored lithographed plates of decorations and beds. The plates engraved by K. Portman, D. Sluyter, A.L. Zeelander, A. Zürcher, John Bemme, after B. van Hove, Bukhuyzen, N. Heideloff, and others. With the author's signed statement of authenticity on the verso of both title-pages. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, smooth spines decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down. A superb copy of the finest Dutch color plate work on military costume. Each volume with the ownership inscription of Baron Jules de Constant Rebecque, who is listed as a Lieutenant-General amongst the list of some 280 subscribers. A description of how the royal Dutch troops and all persons in military positions are dressed, equipped and armed: the provisions regarding this, the dimensions and further requirements of the clothing, equipment and accessories in general, the quantity of materials and other goods on which the production of the clothing is calculated, and what has already been determined in this regard; the method of acquisition and inspection, and the qualities of the goods; the method of provision and renewal of clothing and equipment; and finally, various, to the aforementioned subjects, relative regulations, followed by 71 plates of which 68 are hand colored, with two engraved title-pages, representing officers and men of all arms, in their full dress and armor Bobins II, 393; Colas 2864; Hiler, p. 837. Landwehr, Dutch Books with Coloured Plates, 455. Lipperheide 2255 & 2256.
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Napoli e Contorni Album

The Costumes and Street Life of Naples as Depicted by Gaetano Dura Hand Colored Lithograph Title and Thirty-Five Fine Hand Colored Lithograph Plates DURA, Gaetano. Napoli e Contorni Album da Gaetno. Dura. Lithografia Gatti e Dura. [Naples, ca. 1835]. First edition. Folio (12 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 327 x 241 mm.). Hand colored lithograph title-page with elaborate gilt border, thirty-five hand colored lithograph plates, all with gilt borders. All plates with "Napoli" at top margin & "Lit. Gatti e Dura" and "Strada Gigante" at lower margins. Plate no. 25 with neat marginal repair just touching image, strengthened on verso. Plate no. 26 also strengthened at inner margin (not affecting image). Occasional light marginal foxing or soiling but the plates generally clean with bright & fresh hand coloring. Contemporary quarter brown cloth over black pebbled boards, corners worn, otherwise quite sound. An excellent example of an extremely rare book. Napoli e Contorni Album da Gaetano Dura is a visually captivating work, providing a glimpse into the costumes and street types of Naples and its surroundings in the mid-19th century. The fine hand colored plates show male and female costumes of Naples and its environs as well as the street types of Naples itself. OCLC/KVK locate just two copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: New York Public Library (NY, US with title+35 plates); Inst. Nat. D'Histoire de L'Art (France - with 40 plates?) The number of plates seems to vary between the two copies in institutions and the three bibliographical references Colas 918 - title+28 plates; Hiler, p. 254 - title+35 plates; Lipperheide 1298 - title+28 plates. The New York Public Library copy has title+35 plates whereas according to OCLC/KVK the Inst. Nat. D'Histoire de L'Art in France has 40 plates? It would appear that a colored title and 35 plates would be complete. Gaetano Dura (1805-1878) was a Neapolitan sketch artist and lithographer. Dura began as a landscape artist and lithographer and quickly rose to prominence as one of the first Neopolitan masters of the relatively new artistic medium. His illustrations of Neopolitan theatrical and street scenes are now regarded as unparalleled depictions of local life. He published several books on Naples including: Gruppi di Costumi Napolitani (1835); Naples - Characters (183-?; Nuova Raccolta di Costumi e Vestiture di Napoli e Suoi d'Intorni (1833-35); Scénes Populaires (1840); Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine (1833) & Tarantella Ballo Napolitano (1854). The Plates: 1. Contadino (Farmer) 2. Donna delle paludi (Swamp Woman) 3. Zampognaro (Bagpiper) 4. Donna di Sessa (Woman from Sessa) 5. Vecchio marinaro (Old sailor) 6. Donna di Sorrento (Woman from Sorrento) 7. Masaniello (Masaniello) 8. Pescivendolo (Fishmonger) 9. Donna di Capri (Woman of Capri) 10. Marinaro (Seafarer) 11. Donna di Procida (Woman from Procida) 12. Segretario ambulante (Itinerant secretary) 13. Lavandaia (Washerwoman) 14. Venditore di Verdura (Vegetable seller) 15. Venditrice di frittelle (Pancake seller) 16. Mangiamaccaroni (Eat macaroni) 17. Educazione (Education) 18. Venditore di pizze (Pizza seller) 19. Venditrice di Spighe (Ears (of corn) seller) 20. Trovatore (Troubadour) 21. Donna di Chiaja (Woman from Chiaja) 22. Acquajuolo (Water jug) 23. Venditrice di uova (Egg seller) 24. Pollajuolo (Pollajuolo) 25. Facchini (Porters) 26. Facchino che dorme (Sleeping porter) 27. Marinari (Sailors) 28. Acquajuolo (Water jug) 29. Fruttajuoli ed Ortolani (Fruit sellers and greengrocers) 30. Maccaronaro (Maccaronaro) 31. Pescatoril (Fisherman) 32. Calefso di Napoli (Calefso of Naples) 33. Calefso di Resina (Calefso of Resin) 34. Discesa dal Vesuvio (Descent from Vesuvius) 35. Salita al Vesuvio (Ascent to Vesuvius) Bobins III, 1033 (title +35 plates); Colas 918 (title +28 plates); Hiler, p. 254 (title+35 plates); Lipperheide 1298 (title +28 plates).
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Evelina: or Female Life in London

BURNEY, Fanny; HEATH, William, illustrator Adventures Of A Young Woman In A Big City [BURNEY, Frances]. [HEATH, William, illustrator]. Evelina: or the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to the World. By Miss Burney. A New Edition Embellished with Engravings. London: Published by Edward Mason, 1821. First illustrated edition, first issue. Octavo (9 x 5 5/8 inches; 229 x 125 mm.). [1]-522 [i.e. 530] pp. (The pagination on gathering 'G' pp. 41-48 is repeated adding an additional 8 pp. to the 522 pp.). Hand colored aquatint title/frontispiece and six hand colored aquatint plates after William Heath, all but one aquatint engravings - the illustration facing page 25 is a hand colored etched plate. Publisher's drab maroon cloth, original red paper printed label on spine (most of the lettering worn away), inner hinges strengthened, fore and lower edges uncut. Small booksellers label "A. Playter. Dealer in English Books. Amsterdam" on front paste-down. Some minor offsetting from plates to text. Some light to moderate foxing, gathering '3A' pp. 361-368 browned. Still a wonderful 'uncut' copy in the publisher's cloth binding, housed in a fleece-lined red cloth clamshell case. This edition of Frances Burney's 1778 epistolary novel "Evelina" is notable for being the first to include illustrations by William Heath, contributing visual elements to Burney's classic novel. The hand-colored plates add a decorative and artistic dimension to the narrative. The uncut state of the book, along with its original binding, enhances its collectible value. The book was was reissued the following year by Jones and Co. under the title Evelina: or Female Life in London, being the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to Fashionable Life, and the Gay Scenes of the Metropolis; Displaying a Highly Humorous, Satirical, and Entertaining Description of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements, in the Higher Circles of Metropolitan Society. Embellished and Illustrated with a Series of Humorous Colored Engravings, by the First Artists. The title character Evelina is the unacknowledged but legitimate daughter of a dissipated English aristocrat, and thus raised in rural seclusion until her 17th year. Through a series of humorous events that take place in London and the resort town of Hotwells, near Bristol, Evelina learns to navigate the complex layers of 18th-century society and come under the eye of a distinguished nobleman with whom a romantic relationship is formed in the latter part of the novel. This sentimental novel, which has notions of sensibility and early romanticism, satirizes the society in which it is set and is a significant precursor to the work of Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth, whose novels explore many of the same issues. Scarce: OCLC?KVK locate just four copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: The Huntington Library (CA, US); McGill University (CA, QC, US); The British Library (London, UK); Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands); The plates: Title/frontispiece Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to the World. 1. Evelina, Mrs Mirvan and Maria, Shopping. 2. The Captain attacking Madame Duval. 3. Evelina, Visit to the Opera with the Branghtons. (W. Heath delt.) 4. The Captain hunting Madame Duval in the Ditch. 5. Madame Duval Dancing a Minuet, at the Hampstead Assembly. (W. Heath delt.) 6. Evelina, Mr Lovel and the Monkey. (W. Heath delt.) Bobins 1323; Tooley 118.
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Roman Costumes

The Way They Wore In Italy An Early Example of Lithography PINELLI, [Bartolomeo] and HULLMANDEL, C[harles Joseph]. Roman Costumes; Drawn From Nature by Pinelli and C. Hullmandel: On Stone by C. Hullmandel. London: Rodwell & Martin, n.d. [1820]. Large oblong folio (12 x 17 1/8 inches; 305 x 435 mm). Vignette lithograph title-page and twenty-four hand-colored lithographed plates. The plates are watermarked 1817. Early twentieth century half red calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A near fine copy. Rare; scarce with hand-coloring. An early book from the dawn of lithography by Hullmandel "the man who did more than any other to establish lithography in England" (Abbey). These plates reproduce in part the scenes and costumes created after the aquatint plates executed by Pinelli in 1809. "If you want to know about the culture and costumes in Rome during the early nineteenth century, look no further than Bartolomeo Pinelli. His portfolios of etchings include Collection of Roman Costumes, Another Collection of Roman Costumes, The Carnival of Rome, Roman History, Costumes of the Roman Countryside and so on. These unbound sets have often been broken up, sold individually, and reassembled into personalized compilations for private collectors. Graphic Arts holds such an album titled Twenty-Seven Etchings Illustrative of Italian Manners and Costume (1844), comprising Picturesque Costumes of Rome, in twelve plates; The Carnival, in five plates; and Adventures of Massaroni, in ten plates." (Julie L. Melby / Princeton). The present work appears to be the first substantial book to be printed entirely by Charles Hullmandel (his earlier Twenty-four views of Italy [1818] includes a varying number of plates printed by Moser & Harris). It is very rare and was unknown to Abbey. Hullmandel appears to have begun the publication on his own, presumably in an attempt to build on the success of his earlier work, and using the highly fashionable Pinelli's etchings as his models. The plates: 1. Woman of Frascati. (Feb 25, 1820). 2. Women of Tivoli. (Feb 25, 1820). 3. The Tarantella. (Feb 25, 1820). 4. Piferari Playing Before a Madonna. (Feb 25, 1820). 5. Woman of the Environs of Terni. (Feb 25, 1820). 6. Sbirri of the Kingdom of Naples. (Feb 25, 1820). 7. Romans Playing at Ruzzola. (March 10, 1820). 8. Washer-women at Tivoli. (March 10, 1820). 9. Peasants of the Sabine Country. (March 10, 1820). 10. Peasants of Tivoli singing Litanies. (March 10, 1820). 11. Women of Marino, near Frascati. (March 10, 1820). 12. Women of La Cervara, near Subiaco. (March 10, 1820). 13. The Game of Morra. (May 1, 1820). 14. A common scene in Italy. (May 1, 1820). 15. Ha toccato la Chiesa! (May 1, 1820). 16. A vender of Water-melons. (May 1, 1820). 17. A Roman Beggar. (May 1, 1820). 18. Peasants of Arpino, Kingdom of Naples. (May 1, 1820). 19. A Scene in Rome. (October 1, 1820). 20. The Roman Swing. (October 1, 1820). 21. Roman Discoveries. (October 1, 1820). 22. Ma che Fritto! (October 1, 1820). 23. Itinerant Tinkers. (October 1, 1820). 24. The Serenade. (October 1, 1820). Bobins II, 594; Colas 2382; Twyman, M. Lithography 1800-1850, p. 188.
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Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life. By one of the Wretched

ATKINSON, John Augustus "The Miseries of Human Life" Depicted in Sixteen Amusing Hand Colored Etched Plates [ATKINSON, John Augustus]. Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life. By one of The Wretched. London: Published by Wm. Miller, 1807. First edition. Small oblong quarto (6 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches; 172 x 206 mm.). Hand-colored etched vignette title and sixteen hand-colored etched plates (one folding). At the top of each plate a reference is given to its place in James Beresford's Miseries of Human Life. Each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. Plates watermarked 1802, text watermarked 1806. Three plates with professionally repaired tears (see below), another with marginal foxing. One leaf of text with small (one inch) lower blank marginal tear. Some minor mainly marginal foxing or soiling. Modern full red morocco, covers ruled and decorated in gilt, front cover titles in gilt, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt,marbled endpapers. Old booksellers description on front paste-down. An excellent uncut copy. "[Atkinson's] Sixteen Scenes taken from the miseries of Human Life, by one of the Wretched.was published by W. Miller in 1807, and is illustrated by etchings, mostly in soft-ground, coloured by hand. His spirited and clever drawings are full of character, surpassing those of Alken. No. II, ‘Seeing the boy who is next above you flogged for a repetition which you know you cannot say,' should appeal to most Britons. The angry schoolmaster, laying on the birch with will, the pathetic countenance of the horsed victim, and the anguished stare of the miserable onlooker, waiting his turn with the book in hand, are all most happily and naturally expressed. Another excellent drawing, well worthy of Rowlandson, is No. IX.â€"‘Miseries of Watering-Places.' A noteworthy point about the book is that the title and the idea of the illustrations seem to have inspired Rowlandson, whose Miseries of Human Life appeared, a year later, in 1808" (Martin Hardie). The Plates: 1. Miseries of the Country. 2. Miseries of Games, Sports, &c. 3. Miseries of London. (text leaf with 1 inch tear at lower blank margin) 4. Miseries of Stage Coaches. 5. Miseries of Social Life 6. Miseries of Reading and Writing. 7. Miseries Domestic. 8. Miseries Miscellaneous. 9. Miseries of Watering Places. 10. Miseries of Fashionable Life. (blank margins a little spotted) 11. Miseries of Fashionable Life. 12. Miseries of London - The Theatres. 13. Miseries of Travelling. 14. Miseries of the Table. (folding - professionally repaired tear and strengthened at fold) 15. Miseries Domestic. 16. Miseries Miscellaneous. (text plate neatly repaired at inner blank margin) Abbey, Life, 259. Bobins IV, 1321; Martin Hardie, p. 156. Prideaux, p. 319. Not in Tooley.
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Book of Household Management; The

BEETON, Isabella Mrs The First Edition of Mrs. Beeton An interesting look at life in a Victorian household, and the running of it BEETON, Isabella Mrs. The Book of Household Management; . With a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of all things connected with Home Life and Comfort. London: S.O. Beeton, 1861. First edition, first impression with 18 Bouverie St. stated to the illustrated title page, and the farmyard frontispiece. Two small octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 181 x 114 mm.). [iii]-xxxix, [1, blank]. [1]-512; [ii, title-page, verso imprint], [513]-1112 pp. Colored frontispiece, color title-page and twelve color plates. Frontispiece and colored title browned in blank margins, a few mainly marginal light stains. Contemporary three-quarter dark blue calf over gray marbled boards, decoratively ruled in blind, spines with four raised bands decoratively ruled in gilt and blind, red morocco label lettered in gilt, pale blue/gray endpapers. Contemporary ink signature of Cecilia Noble at top of front free endpapers. Extremities of bindings rubbed but quite sound. An excellent example of this landmark cookery book in a contemporary binding. Housed in a felt-lined, red cloth clamshell case, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Isabella Beeton's comprehensive guide to cookery, with a wide variety of recipes, advice for the organization of kitchens and larders, marketing, and a calendar of food in season. She also gave advice on table decorations, how to wait a table, how to set a table, and how to carve meats and fish. Some of the recipes included vary from meat, poultry, salads, tarts, cold sweets, sandwiches, bread, jams, and icing. She played a pivotal role in shaping Victorian notions of household management and became an influential guide for generations. This is an interesting look at life in a Victorian household, and the running of it. It remains a valuable historical document, offering insights into the daily lives and cultural values of the 19th-century middle-class households. "First edition in book form, London, 1861. First printing, with Cox and Wyman the printers and with the first line of the errata correctly referring to p. 57 , not p. 657. This work was originally published in 24 monthly parts, 1859-1861." (William R. Cagle. A Matter of Taste. p. 391). Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865), known as Mrs Beeton, was an English journalist, editor and writer. Her name is particularly associated with her first book, the 1861 work Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. She was born in London and, after schooling in Islington, north London, and Heidelberg, Germany, she married Samuel Orchart Beeton, an ambitious publisher and magazine editor. In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Beeton began writing for one of her husband's publications, The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. She translated French fiction and wrote the cookery column, though all the recipes were plagiarized from other works or sent in by the magazine's readers. In 1859 the Beetons launched a series of 48-page monthly supplements to The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine; the 24 instalments were published in one volume as Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management in October 1861, which sold 60,000 copies in the first year. Bitting p. 32; Cagle 561.
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Pierce Egan’s Anecdotes (Original and Selected)

The 19th Century's Wide World of Sports: The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat Scarce In Original Boards This Copy Can't Be Beat EGAN, Pierce. LANE, Theodore, illustrator. Pierce Egan's Anecdotes (Original and Selected) of The Turf, The Chase, The Ring, and the Stage; The Whole Forming a Complete Panorama of the Sporting World; Uniting with it a Book of Reference and Entertaining Companion to the Lovers of British Sports. Embellished with Thirteen coloured Plates, designed from Nature, and etched by Theodore Lane.London: Printed for Knight & Lacey.and Pierce Egan, 1827. First edition. Quarto (10 1/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 256 x 159 mm). viii, 304 pp [A-Z4, 2A-2Q4]. Thirteen hand colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece. The plates other than the frontispiece are all bound after the "Directions to the Binder". Eighteen text wood-engravings. Four-page advertisement for Works Published by Thomas Tegg" bound in to front. Original ownership signature of E. Wright Band 0n front free-endpaper. With the engraved bookplate of Duncan Andrews on front paste-down. Publisher's pictorial drab boards, front cover with three scenes in black and white, spine lettered in black. Spine head and tail expertly repaired at an early date. Otherwise an astonishing copy of a book scarcely found in its original state. Chemised in a quarter red morocco slipcase, spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind and lettered in gilt in compartments. Of the twenty-two copies that have come to auction within the last thirty-six years, all but three were rebound and of those three two were rebacked, one of which lacked a plate. It is extremely difficult to find copies in the original boards; harder still to discover copies in the original boards without major condition issues. At the foot of page 229 there is a manuscript note accompanying the text to An Interesting Sketch of John Harris, A Dog Breaker that reads: "Well known to E.W. Band having broken many pointers and Setters for him." Adjacent is another manuscript note identifying "a Reverend Gentleman" as Revd. Mr. Templar of Shapwick, i.e. George Henry Templar, vicar of Shapwicke from 1810 and owner of the rectory manor. Later an insolvent debtor, he was, none the less, according to Egan, "a crack shot." This remarkable copy has been hidden away in a private collection for well over thirteen years, and prior to that in a private UK collection since 1980. Abbey, Life 283; Tooley 194.
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Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management

An interesting look at life in a Victorian and then Edwardian household, and the running of it BEETON, Isabella Mrs. Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. A Guide to Coookery in all Branches. New edition. Revised, enlarged, brought up to date and fully illustrated. London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited, 1913. Thick octavo ( 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 207 x 133 mm.). [viii], [1]-1997, [3, blank], [16, advertisements] pp. Thirty-two color plates, one hundred and forty-two black & white plates and two illustrations in the text. Publisher's quarter red morocco over green cloth boards, spine richly decorated in gilt and blind, yellow coated endpapers with printed advertisements, all edges speckled brown. A remarkable, almost untouched copy. Isabella Beeton's comprehensive guide to cookery, with a wide variety of recipes, advice for the organization of kitchens and larders, marketing, and a calendar of food in season. She also gave advice on table decorations, how to wait a table, how to set a table, and how to carve meats and fish. Some of the recipes included vary from meat, poultry, salads, tarts, cold sweets, sandwiches, bread, jams, and icing. She played a pivotal role in shaping Victorian notions of household management and became an influential guide for generations. This is an interesting look at life in a Victorian and then an Edwardian household, and the running of it. It remains a valuable historical document, offering insights into the daily lives and cultural values of the 19th-century middle-class households. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865), known as Mrs Beeton, was an English journalist, editor and writer. Her name is particularly associated with her first book, the 1861 work Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. She was born in London and, after schooling in Islington, north London, and Heidelberg, Germany, she married Samuel Orchart Beeton, an ambitious publisher and magazine editor. In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Beeton began writing for one of her husband's publications, The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. She translated French fiction and wrote the cookery column, though all the recipes were plagiarized from other works or sent in by the magazine's readers. In 1859 the Beetons launched a series of 48-page monthly supplements to The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine; the 24 instalments were published in one volume as Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management in October 1861, which sold 60,000 copies in the first year. Bitting p. 32; Cagle 561.
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Joe Lisle’s Play Upon Words

A Delightful Gallimaufry of Visual Wordplay, Corniness, and Puns in Caricature Forty Hand Colored Aquatint Plates LISLE, Joseph. Joe Lisle's Play Upon Words. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1828. First edition. Small oblong quarto (6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 169 x 268 mm.). Letterpress title-page. Forty hand colored aquatint plates. Title-page and plates watermarked "1825". Bound ca. 1920 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper). Full crimson straight-grain morocco, covers with decorative gilt borders. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence (1887-1965) on front paste-down. Some very occasional marginal soiling, the fifth color plate with a short (one inch) repaired lower marginal tear, otherwise a near fine copy. Here, then, is a charming collection by a journeyman satirical caricaturist who, if not a peer of his contemporaries Cruikshank, Seymour, Heath, Alken, and Woodward, left a notable mark, however small, in the field. As such, any work by Lisle should be considered for any serious collection of British caricature. As to why so little is known and so little produced by Lisle, one can only speculate that he was, as many journeyman artists and tradesmen of his time, perhaps a little too familiar with the inside of a bottle of ardent spirits. OCLC/KVK record only four copies in institutional holdings worldwide. Joseph Lisle (1798-1839) was a comedian, actor and artist who enjoyed a moderately successful career as a caricaturist in London during the 1820s and 30s. Based upon a small collection of individual caricatures found in the British Museum, Joseph Lisle specialized in visual wordplay and social satire. Humorous prints bearing his name began to appear the late 1820s in the windows of several London print-sellers, with Thomas McLean, G.S. Tregear and George Hunt being amongst his most noteworthy patrons. His caricatures usually dealt in pun-based humor and were chiefly rendered in etching and aquatint. George Hunt, who was an engraver as well as a print-seller, helped Lisle to realize several of his designs on copper, although intriguingly did not publish all of the plates he etched. Typical examples of his work include The Man of Taste (c.1828 - 1830), which shows a man asking a butcher to cut him some boiled beef with "a Ham'y Knife to give it a Relish." And Cheap Music (1820 - 1828), in which the owner of a music shop advises a frugal customer that the only "cheap fiddles" to be had in the area are the phoney elixirs sold by the quack doctor next door. His most substantial endeavor in the field of pun-prints was Joe Lisle's Play Upon Words, a series of 40 engravings published in a collected edition by Thomas McLean in January 1828. Muggy Weather, the seventeenth plate in the series, sets the tone for what follows, showing group of laborers downing large mugs of beer to refresh themselves on a warm day. The humor my be decidedly old old fashioned by our standards but it undoubtedly appealed to his contemporaries, as another notice from The Weekly Dispatch makes clear: Lisle was seemingly less preoccupied with overt forms of political or social satire, although his few forays into this field are worthy of consideration. The World. When a man is down - keep him down (1830) for example, offers a bleak view of the hardships of contemporary life and hints at Lisle's Radical sympathies. The pro-Radical journal Figaro in London also recommended one of his political prints to its readers. The Plates: 1. A Stage Manager 2. A Stable Character 3. My Hog & I. (Mahogany) 4. Elegant Extracts 5. Sootable (Suitable) Characters 6. A Charger 7. A Sophist-Ical Argument 8. An Action off Spit-Head 9. Taking a Galloway. (Girl Away) 10. The Dread-Nought taking A Smack 11. Moore's (Blackamoors.) Loves of the Angels 12. A Pioneer. (A Pie-on-here) 13. Misadvised. (Miss-advised) 14. A Dutch Place. (Plaice) 15. May we meet more numerous & never less respectable 16. Metaphysics. (Met-he-Physics?) 17. Muggy Weather 18. (History) His-story 19. A Diving Belle 20. The Infant in Arms 21. A Man Milling her. (Milliner) 22. Mistaken. (Miss-taken) 23. Canon Law. (Cannon) 24. A very amusing Company. (Ham-using) 25. A Common Sewer. (Sower) 26. Empailed. (Him pailed) 27. Mutual Civility 28. An Armless (Harmless) Character 29. Coming off with a claw (éclat) 30. A Grenadier. (Granny-dear) 31. A Coal Meter. (A Coal meet-Her) 32. A Rain Bow. (Beau) 33. An Officious Character. (O-Fish's) 34. A Jewel. (A Jew-Ill.) 35. A Sub-Lime Character 36. A Cutlass. (Cut-Lass) 37. A Chaste Character. (Chased) 38. An Ad-mired Character 39. Lath 40. Plaister Bobins II, 684; Not in Abbey, Prideaux or Tooley.
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Danske Nationaldragter

Danish National Costumes Thirty Superb Hand Colored Lithographs LUND, F[rederick]. C[hristian]. (illustrator). Danske Nationaldragter. [Lithographerede af Ad. Kittendorff]. Copenhagen: [C.W. Stinck], 1862. [Second enlarged edition]. Large folio (17 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches: 435 x 327 mm.). Title page with outline map of Denmark printed in black, title, author and date calligraphed in red. Thirty mounted, exquisitely hand colored lithograph plates with very detailed backgrounds, a few heightened with gum arabic. All plates within a wide gold frame with captions in Danish, three of which are signed and dated 1861. A few plates with very minor foxing. The plates lithographed by Johann Adolf Kittendorff (1820-1902). Bound ca. 1920 by Anker Julius Kyster (1864-1939) in half brown morocco over patterned green cloth boards, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, 'watered silk' endpapers and paste-downs, all edges gilt. Unidentified Ex Libris book-plate of verso of front flyleaf. A wonderful example of an extremely rare and beautiful color-plate costume book. Unrecorded 'Large Paper' edition, with eighteen additional plates not found in the first edition of 1850, and preceding the second edition of 1890 noted by Hiler, Colas, and Lipperheide. The actual plate sizes are 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 251 x 175 mm.). OCLC /KVK note only two copies, at Yale and the Boston Athenaeum. There are, incredibly, no copies at Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark. Frederick Christian Lund (1826-1901) was a Danish soldier and genre painter. He began sketching local country people in their best Sunday attire while serving in the army during the First Schesvig War (1848-1851). His representations, a valuable record of regional dress in the first half of the nineteenth century, met with such success that after the war and after Denmark had lost the provinces of Schvesvig and Hostein to the Prussians in that conflict. Lund was commissioned in 1864 to complete drawings depicting the traditional costumes of the other Danish regions. The Plates: 1. En Pige fra Valby. 2. En Skovshovedpige. 3. En Fisker fra Skovshoved. 4. En siaellandsk Bonde. 5. En Hedebopige. 6. En Amager Pige. 7. En Mand fra Amager. 8. En Kone fra Haudrup. 9. En Pige fra Refsnaes. 10. En Pige fra Laeso. 11. En Mand fra Fuur. 12. En Mand fra Mors. 13. En Kone fra Salling. 14. En Pige fra Ringkiobing Egnen. 15. En Mand fra Randers-Egnen. 16. En Pige fra Blaavandshuk. 17. En Kone fra Fano. 18. En Kone fra Romo. 19. En Kone fra Amrum. 20. En Pige fra Fohr. 21. En Kone fra Ostenfeldt. 22. En Pige fra Dannevirke. 23. En Pige fra Aero. 24. En Kone fra Avernako. 25. En Kone fra Dreio. 26. En Kone fra Falster. 27. En Kone fra Bornholm. 28. En Kirkedragt fra Bornholm. 29. En Pige fra Ofjord. 30. En Pige fra Modrevallis. Bobins IV, 1244; Cf. Colas 1917-1918; Cf. Hiler p. 554-555; Cf. Lipperheide 1048.
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Costumes of the Canary Islands

Scarce Costume Book on The Canary Islands Six Hand Colored Lithographs - In the Original Printed Wrappers [DISTON, Alfred]. Costumes of the Canary Islands. Smith, Elder, and Co., 1829. First edition Large quarto (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 301 x 241 mm.). [2, title, verso blank], six leaves of text (not numbered) and six hand colored lithograph plates (four with tissue guards) by W. Fisk after A. Diston. Some light marginal staining and light foxing, some light dust soiling to blank margins on first leaf of text. The plates generally bright and fresh. Publisher's drab printed wrappers, rebacked? Stitching loose, top corner of verso of front wrapper strengthened with tape. Some slight chipping to extremities. Housed in a dark blue cloth clamshell case, rectangular black morocco labels on front and spine, lettered in gilt. Rare: OCLC/KVK locate just one example in libraries and institutions worldwide: Kunstbiblio Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany) - that copy appears to be uncolored. Costumes of the Canary Islands stands as a testament to Alfred Diston's multifaceted contributions to documenting and understanding the cultural and natural aspects of the Canary Islands during the 19th century. Alfred Diston (1793-1861) was a British merchant and writer on a wide variety of subjects who lived in Puerto de la Cruz (former Puerto Orotava), Tenerife, between 1810 and 1861. His illustrated manuscripts, his notebooks, and his watercolors and drawings represent a valuable documentary source to learn about many aspects of the society and the natural environment of Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands during the first half of the 19th century. His relevance to the culture of the Canary Islands lies in the fact that he contributed in many disciplines, especially in those related to the knowledge and study of Canary Islands' traditional clothing and customs of the time. His major role in the introduction of the Cavendish banana in the Canary Islands was also very significant, and some of its cultivars are known today as "plátano de Canarias" (Canary Islands banana). The expansion of its cultivation throughout the islands and its export to England from 1870 to 1878 had an enormous impact on the economy of the Canary Islands for more than a century until the consolidation of mass tourism. The plates: 1. Tapadas, or Walking Dress-Canaries. 2. Winter Dress of A Native of Lanzarote. 3. Hat Seller of Grand Canary. 4. Natives of Fuerteventura. 5. Militiaman of Grand Canary. 6. Manto Y Saya. Canaries. A rare costume work, not found in Colas, Hiler, or Lipperheide. Abbey, Travel 75; Bobins 93.
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Six Views of Cheltenham

A Rare Series of Views Showing Cheltenham - the Spa Town at the Height of its Fashion HULLEY, T[homas]. Six Views of Cheltenham: From Drawings made by Mr. T. Hulley. Price, in Colours, £1 1s. London: Published at R. Ackermann's, 1813. Oblong folio (11 1/2 x 14 inches; 292 x 355 mm.). Six superb hand-colored aquatint plates by H. Merke and J. Buck after Hulley. All plates with "London, Pubd. 1 June 1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand." The third plate watermarked "J. Whatman 1812". Publishers printed drab stitched wrappers with title and imprint on upper cover within a decorative border. Bookplate of Joel Spitz tipped onto verso of front cover and Maxine and Joel Spitz library stamp on inside of rear cover. Housed in a green cloth clamshell case, spine with black morocco label lettered in gilt. Maxine and Joel Spitz library stamp repeated three times on inside of case. A remarkable survival - a fine uncut copy of this rare series of views showing the spa town at the height of its fashion. This historical account highlights the evolution of Cheltenham from a modest town to a renowned spa destination, driven by the discovery and promotion of its healing spring. The royal visit further solidified its status, and subsequent developments contributed to its popularity in the nineteenth century. The town attracted notable visitors, including Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, and Liszt. Cheltenham is a spa town and borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. Cheltenham became known as a renowned health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs there in 1716. The visit of George III with the queen and royal princesses in 1788 set a stamp of fashion on the spa. Cheltenham is famed for its fine Georgian architecture, recorded in the present set of fine fresh plates. Thomas Hulley (active 1798-1819) was a British artist who worked in oil and watercolors. The plates: 1. Montpellier Pump Room. 2. The Assembly Room. 3. Hygeia House. 4. The Crescent. 5. Well Walk. 6. Old Wells & Pump Room. Provenance: Maxine and Joel Spitz (bookplate and ink stamp, sold their sale, Christie's, 27th May, 2015, lot 6). Abbey, Scenery 93; Bobins IV, 1439; Prideaux, p. 331; Tooley 274.
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English Spy, The

Nineteenth Century Hush-Hush The Private Lives of Celebrities With Portraits by R. Cruikshank and Rowlandson CRUIKSHANK, Robert, illustrator]. [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, Illustrator]. BLACKMANTLE, Bernard (pseud. of Charles Molloy Westmacott). The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, and Humorous. Comprising Scenes and Sketches in Every Rank of Society, Being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious. Drawn From the Life by Bernard Blackmantle. The Illustrations designed by Robert Cruikshank. London: Published by Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1825-26. First edition, first issue in book form, originally issued in twenty-four parts. Two tall octavo volumes (9 5/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 237 x 150 mm.). xxiii, [3], 417, [1, printer's slug]; xv, [1], 399, [1, printer's slug] pp. Seventy-one hand-colored aquatint plates after Robert Cruikshank (68), Thomas Rowlandson (2), and G.M. Brightly (1). Seventy-four woodcut text illustrations and one woodcut plate. First issue with the woodcut The Five Principal Orders of Society (volume 1, facing page 3); Plate 28 (facing page 389 in volume one) misdated "1284" and page 222 in volume two is blank. The plates are watermarked 1823 & 1824. Some offsetting from plates to opposite text leaves. The plates clean and fresh. Full contemporary tan calf, covers with blind 'Greek Key' borders. Expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down. Spines with four shallow raised bands, decoratively ruled in gilt and blind in compartments, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, plain gray endpapers, all edges marbled. A very nice copy in it's original binding, albeit repaired. From the library of Sir William Eden, Bart., (1849-1915) with his armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. He was the father of Sir Anthony Eden, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 6th April 1955 to 9th January 1957. Charles Molloy Westmacott (1788-1868) was a British journalist, author, and editor of The Age, the leading Sunday newspaper of the early 1830s which specialized in scurrilous and satirical gossip about celebrities of the day, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Bernard Blackmantle. Westmacott was savagely portrayed by Edward Bulwer-Lytton as the unprincipled gossip-monger ("Sneak") in his England and the English (1833), and was known as the most notorious extortionate editor of his day. While he did accept money to suppress publication of stories, this was legal until the 1843 Libel Act. In the 1840s Westmacott moved to Paris, where he died in 1868. Abbey, Life 325; Bobins II, 738; Tooley, 504; Ogilby, British Military Costume Prints, 211.
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Cuisine Creole, La

A classic of Creole cooking, and the first book published on the subject [HEARN, Lafcadio]. La Cuisine Creole. A Collection of Culinary Recipes from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives, who have made New Orleans famous for its cuisine. New York: Will H. Coleman, [1885]. First edition (BAL state B with the Introduction on one page, and with the word Brulot with an umlaut instead of an accent). Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 188 x 146 mm.). [ii, blank], [iii], [i, blank], [1]-268 pp. Over-opened at pp. 172/173, small marginal stain affecting front endpapers and first five leaves only, a few very small marginal stains on p. 217. Publisher's brown cloth, front cover pictorially decorated with a tureen, crab, and crawfish in gilt and black, lilac endpapers. Plain spine as issued, a few stains on back cover, lower half of front inner hinge cracked and repaired. Chemised in a quarter black morocco slipcase, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in compartments. A very good, almost untouched copy of a classic of Creole cooking and the first book published on this culinary tradition. Published in 1885, this pioneering work compiles the recipes of New Orleans in one volume. Celebrating the range of ethnic influences on Creole cuisine, the book contains recipes for many of the classic New Orleans dishes. Having being written by Lafcadio Hearn, one of New Orleans greatest literary talents, it shows a more literary flair than most modern cookbooks. An interesting mix of Northern imports, home grown recipes and French influenced dishes, with a nice selection of wines, sherries and champagne at the end. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was an Irish writer, translator, and teacher who introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. Before moving to Japan and becoming a Japanese citizen, he worked as a journalist in the United States, primarily in Cincinnati and New Orleans. His writings about New Orleans, based on his decade-long stay there, are also well-known. Hearn lived in New Orleans for nearly a decade, writing first for the newspaper Daily City Item beginning in June 1878, and later for the Times Democrat. Hearn's writings for national publications, such as Harper's Weekly and Scribner's Magazine, helped create the popular reputation of New Orleans as a place with a distinctive culture more akin to that of Europe and the Caribbean than to the rest of North America. The vast number of his writings about New Orleans and its environs, many of which have not been collected, include the city's Creole population and distinctive cuisine, the French Opera, and Louisiana Voodoo. Hearn wrote enthusiastically of New Orleans, but also wrote of the city's decay, "a dead bride crowned with orange flowers". Hearn's best-known Louisiana works including La Cuisine Créole (1885), a collection of culinary recipes from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives who helped make New Orleans famous for its cuisine. BAL 7913 (state B); Bitting, p. 221; Cagle, 348; Johnson, American First Editions, p. 94; Perkins, Lafcadio Hearn, A Bibliography, p. 10.
Apicius. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome

Apicius. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome

VEHLING, Joseph Dommers; APICIUS, Marcus Gavius The First English translation of Apicius de re Coquinaria, The oldest known cookbook in existence VEHLING, Joseph Dommers. Apicius. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome. A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinaria. Now for the first time rendered into English. With a Dictionary of Technical Terms, Many Notes, Facsimiles of Originals, and Views and Sketches of Ancient Culinary Objects Made by the Author. Introduction by Prof. Frederick Starr. Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1936. First edition, thus. Limited to 530 numbered copies of which this is no. 204. Large quarto (10 7/8 x 8 inches; 277 x 203 mm.). xxii, [1]-301, [1, blank], [2, limitation leaf, verso blank], [2, blank] pp. Publisher's light green buckram over pale green boards, spine with printed label, spare label at end. A near fine copy with just the mildest of rubbing on lower edge of binding. The first English translation of Apicius de re Coquinaria, the oldest known cookbook in existence. It is also one of the few translations of this original Roman cookbook prepared by a professional chef. Joseph Vehling's brilliant translation, extended introduction, and full and helpful commentary combine to bring you a clear picture of what foods the Romans ate, how they prepared them, and the highly developed state of culinary arts in Imperial Rome. There are recipes for cooking fish and seafood, game, chicken, pork, veal, and other domesticated animals and birds, for vegetable dishes, grains, beverages, and sauces; virtually the full range of cookery is covered. There are also methods for preserving foods, revitalizing them, even adulterating them. Some of the recipes are strikingly modern; others use ingredients and methods that have long since disappeared. As the book was originally written for professional cooks working in Rome (perhaps made even more obscure to prevent amateurs from gaining access to the recipes), Joseph Vehling's generous notes are essential for understanding the ingredients and methods used in the recipes and the relationship of Roman cooking to our own traditions. Besides the translation and notes there is much other material, both scholarly and informative, covering cooking in the ancient world, the history and bibliography of Apicius manuscripts and editions, an index and vocabulary of Roman cookery terms, 49 illustrations including drawings by the author and facsimiles from earlier editions, and much more. Needless to say, you couldn't find this information anywhere else. Bitting 476.
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Delights of Fishing

One of the Rarest of all Color Plate 'Angling' Books FRANKLAND, Sir Robert, artist. TURNER, Charles, illustrator. [Delights of Fishing]. London: Thomas McLean, 1823-25. First edition, second issue. Oblong quarto (10 x 12 1/2 inches; 255 x 317 mm.). Six fine hand-colored aquatint plates. All plates mounted on stubs and interleaved. The last plate watermarked "J. Whatman 1827". Bound ca. 1933 by Alfred de Sauty of Donnelly's in half red morocco over red cloth boards decoratively ruled in gilt. Rectangular black morocco label on front cover decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled in gilt, brown endpapers. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase. A fine copy of this great angling rarity. The first issue has the imprint C. Turner. Pencil note at end "Bot. from Hart - NY. 1/20/33 / Bound by de Sauty of Donnellys /Although only fair execution of plates, quite rare & seldom met with. / Complete in six plates - reference "Slater" --- "Siltzer" / watermarked 1827." The plates are all by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after Sir Robert Frankland (1784-1849) and have printed quotes from Virgils Aenid, Eclogues & Georgics; Horace's Odes, and Ovid's Metamorphoses. 1. "Nune me fluctus habet" "Nune me fluctus habet. Ibi omnis Effusus labor atque immitis rupta tyranni" (Virgil) London, Published June 18, 1823, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket 2. "Hine toto praeceps se corpore ad undus" "Et ramos compesce fluentes" (Virgil) London, Published June 18, 1823, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket 3. "Sic omnia retro In pejus ruere" (Virgil) "Perchicos odi, puer, apparatus" (Horace) London, Published June 18, 1823, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket 4. "Piscium et summa genus haesit ulmo" (Horace) "et fluvios tentare minaces" (Virgil) London, Published June 18, 1825, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket 5. "Dux ego vester eram" (Virgil) "Heu nimis longo satiate ludo" (Horace) London, Published June 18, 1825, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket 6. "Terribili petit irritamina cornu" (Ovid) "nec severus" (Horace) Watermarked "J. Whatman 1827" London, Published June 18, 1825, by Thos. Mc. Lean. 26, Haymarket Exceptionally rare with just two copies (including the copy here offered) having appeared at auction over the past fifty years. OCLC locates just one copy in libraries and institutions worldwide (Athenaeum of Philadelphia, USA, PA). Bobins V, 1630; Siltzer. The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.122; Not in Prideaux or Hardie.
Architecturales de Londres

Architecturales de Londres, Les

LONDON; SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, illus.; ACKERMAN, Rudolph, publisher; MANDEVILLE, H., publishers The Architectural Beauties of London - Published by Mandeville & Ackerman With Thirty-Six Very Fine Hand Colored Plates [LONDON]. SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, and others, illustrators. Les Beautes Architecturales de Londres. [The Architectural Beauties of London] Edition Poliglotte. En Francais, Anglais et Allemand. Paris: H. Mandeville [&] London: Ackerman & Co., & Read & Co., [1855]. Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; 273 x 368 mm.). Hand colored engraved vignette title-page. Thirty-five plates engraved on copper and finely colored by a contemporary hand, representing the main palaces, bridges and residences of London. All plates mounted on guards. The eighth plate with the blank margins cut short (10 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches; 257 x 333 mm.). This example bound without the text leaves. Early twentieth century quarter green scored calf over green paper boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A fine example of this rare colored view book of London at the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851. The plates were engraved by or after Thomas H. Sheherd, W. Lacey, John Wrightson, Ed Chavanne, Rodney Clark, W.E. Abutt, Hopkins, T.H. Jones, Le Pettit, Allan, Samuel Owen, Edmund Patten, H.S. Barnard, J. Redaway, W. Wallace, & Williams. Many of the plates with "Engraved for "Mighty London Illustrated" Read & Co." A superb series of illustrations, including Crystal Palace; the Globe and Monster's Wyld, the Royal Exchange, Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Zoological Gardens and many other historic buildings in London. Ten of the engravings show the interior and exterior the crystal palace erected in London for the first universal exhibition (1851). Les Beautes Architecturales de Londres is a visually rich collection showcasing the architectural highlights of London. In nearly sixty years we have handled just one other colored copy. "Another edition, No. 252 (JA 2881), had been issued in oblong form, without text, and containing ninety coloured engravings." Abbey, Scenery 253. OCLC locates just six **examples in libraries and institutions worldwide: Indiana University (IN, US); University of Maryland (MD, US); Colonial Williamsburg Found Resource Library(VA, US); Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (Germany); Free Library Berlin (Germany); Landesbibliothek Coburg (Germany). **Apparently not colored. Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864) was an English artist and topographical watercolorist known for his detailed and accurate depictions of urban landscapes and architectural scenes. The Plates: [Vignette title-page]. The Crystal Palace. West End. 1. The Crystal Palace. From the Serpentine. 2. Interior of the Great Exhibition. North Transept. 3. Interior of the Crystal Palace, Great Building for International Exhibition, Hyde Park. 4. Interior of the Great Exhibition. South Transept. 5. Interior of the Great Exhibition. American Department (East End) 6. Interior of the Great Exhibition. From the Transept looking West. 7. Interior of the Great Exhibition. From Transept looking East. 8. Interior of the Great Exhibition. British Department. (blank margins cut short) 9. Interior of the Great Exhibition. From Dantes Temple. 10. Interior of the Great Exhibition. Grand State Opening, May 1, 1851. 11. Residence of the late Sir Robert Peel, Bart, Whitehall Gardens. 12. Marlborough House. The Residence of the late Queen Dowager (now the Vernon Gallery). 13. The Royal Exchange. 14. The Tower of London. 15. The Horse Guards. Front facing St. James's Park. 16. The British Museum. 17. East India House. Leadenhall Street. 18. Buckingham Palace (New Front). 19. The Marble Arch. Hyde Park Corner, Oxford St. 20. Trafalgar Square. 21. Custom House & London Bridge. 22. Triumphal Arch & Duke of Wellington's Statue. Constitution Hill. 23. New Houses of Parliament. 24. Westminster Abbey.(from the West). 25. The Quadrant, Regent's Street. 26. Hungerford Suspension Bridge. 27. Carlton House Terrace & Duke of York's Column. From St. James's Park. 28. Zoological Gardens. Regent's Park. 29. Apsley House & Entrance to Hyde Park. Piccadilly. 30. Kensington Palace. 31. St. Paul's Cathedral. From Ludgate Hill. 32. Army & Navy Club. Pall Mall. 33. The Treasury Buildings. Whitehall. 34. Wyld's Monster Globe. Leicester Square. 35. The Banqueting House Whitehall. (Now used for a Chapel). Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 253 (note referring to Abbey 252 (1854 edition with 90 colored plates); Bobins IV, 1432.