Late Nineteenth-Century Manuscript British Cookbook
COOKERY. Manuscript Recipe Book. England
Late nineteenth-century manuscript British cookbook. Octavo (9 x 7 1/4 inches; 227 x 184 mm) 280 [ie 284] numbered pages, with 4 pages of contents. Most pages filled with neat manuscript recipes along with some printed recipe clippings tipped in. Journal pages are lined.

Contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Covered in a sewn and fitted pink silk dust-jacket. With seven silk page markers of different colors. Silk dust jacket is sunned, soiled and worn. Internally very clean, particularly for a cookbook. Overall an about fine cookbook.

Comprises numerous recipes for soup, fish, beef, poultry, garnishes, meat sauces, breakfasts, puddings and desserts. Specifically, numerous traditional British recipes such as “Bubble and Squeak”, Plum pudding, Sweet Yorkshire Pudding and Beef Steak Pie.

The date estimation comes from the back side of one of the clippings tipped in to page 71 which advertises a book entitled “Sketches For Cottages And Other Buildings, Designed To Be Constructed In The Patent Cement Slab System Of W. H. Lascelles” which was written by Richard Norman Shaw. London, B. T. Batsford, 1878.

HBS # 68501 $1,500