Publisher: New York: Printed by J. & J. Harper, 1829.
Edition: First American edition, published the same year as the first London edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 39050; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 768.
Condition: Binding a little rubbed and soiled; some foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 21349
Description8vo, original rose linen spine, tan boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. Two frontispieces after sketches by Robert Cruikshank, repeated as plates in the text.
Comments¶ An entertaining culinary grab-bag, with chapters on the early writers on diet, Roman customs in eating and drinking, a history of toothpicks, cookery and poetry, curious antiquarian books on cooking, etc. The author of this collection of history, lore, anecdotes and witticisms has never been identified.