COOKERY ACCUM (FREDERICK) A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee.... and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy
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COOKERY ACCUM (FREDERICK) A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee.... and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy
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Lot Details
COOKERY
ACCUM (FREDERICK) A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee.... and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy, second edition, aquatint vignette on title, untrimmed in publisher's green boards printed with a design of a spider's web, a border of snakes and the motto "There is Death in the Pot", covers detached, lacks spine [Bitting, p.2; cf. Garrison-Morton 1604.2, first edition of 1820], 8vo, Longman, Hurst, 1820

Footnotes

  • "One of the earliest exposures of food adulteration. This sensational but scientific work embroiled the author in such scandal that he finally had to flee England" (Garrison-Morton). The second edition, published a couple of months after the first, includes several additions including notes on "the disgusting practice of inflating butchers' meat and fish" and the author's promise to expose the "knaves and dishonest dealers... [who] render human food delerious to health".
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