COOKERY [KITCHINER (WILLIAM)] Apicius Redivivus; or, the Cook's Oracle... Being Six Hundred Receipts, the Result of Actual Experiments Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician, for the Purpose of Composing a Culinary Code for the Rational Epicure and Augmenting the Alimentary Enjoyments of Private Families; Combining Economy with Elegance, and Saving Expense to Housekeepers, and Trouble to Servants

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Lot 17
COOKERY
[KITCHINER (WILLIAM)] Apicius Redivivus; or, the Cook's Oracle... Being Six Hundred Receipts, the Result of Actual Experiments Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician, for the Purpose of Composing a Culinary Code for the Rational Epicure and Augmenting the Alimentary Enjoyments of Private Families; Combining Economy with Elegance, and Saving Expense to Housekeepers, and Trouble to Servants

Sold for £ 720 (US$ 993) inc. premium
COOKERY
[KITCHINER (WILLIAM)] Apicius Redivivus; or, the Cook's Oracle... Being Six Hundred Receipts, the Result of Actual Experiments Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician, for the Purpose of Composing a Culinary Code for the Rational Epicure and Augmenting the Alimentary Enjoyments of Private Families; Combining Economy with Elegance, and Saving Expense to Housekeepers, and Trouble to Servants, first edition, 2 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, by Goodwyn of Tetbury (with binder's ticket) [not in Bitting or Vicaire], 8vo, Samuel Bagster, 1817

Footnotes

  • Scarce first edition of an influential manual which was "written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides" (ODNB).
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