The Practice of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary;

Frazer (Mrs.)

The Practice of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary;

in three parts ... An appendix containing receipts for making wines, vingears, ketchups, syrups, cordials, possets, &c. dinner and supper dishes; articles in season; directions for carving, &c. Also new plates, shewing the manner of trussing poultry, and placing dishes on a table. And to which is now added, an index to the whole, arranged alphabetically. The fourth edition, with large Additions and Improvements.

Description: with 2 engraved plates, tiny piece of worming in the fore-margins of the plates, pp. [iv], 304, 12mo, contemporary sheep, gilt ruled compartments on rounded spine, red lettering piece, very good, ownership inscription on fly-leaf of Agnes Barker, Edinburgh, June 1806

Publication Details: Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill by J. Ruthven and Sons, 1804

Notes: A nice copy of the scarce fourth edition of a work first published in 1791 (also in Dublin) and lasting till a 7th edition in 1820. The first edition announces it as being 'By Mrs Frazer, Sole Teacher of these Arts in Edinburgh, Several years Colleague, and afterwards Successor to Mrs M'iver deceased.' If Mrs. Frazer were indeed 'the Sole Teacher' in the capital, it is surprising that her Christian name has not come down to us. Wellcome, Leeds and BL only in COPAC, but there is a copy in NLS. The printer's name appears again at the colophon, within an attractive ribbon banner: conveniently Jam...more

Bibliography: (Oxford p. 120, note; Cagle 691, noting NYPL only in NUC, though WorldCat adds a few others)

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Price: £650

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1804

Stock Number: 67032

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