The Complete Practical COOK: Or, A New SYSTEM Of the Whole Art and Mystery of COOKERY

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Carter, Charles. Being a Select Collection of Above Five Hundred RECIPES for Dressing, after the most Curious and Elegant Manner (as well FOREIGN as ENGLISH) all Kinds of Flesh, Fish, Fowl, &c. London: Printed for W. Meadow; C. Rivington; and R. Hett, 1730. First Edition. [16] [1] 2-224p., 60 engraved plates, 3 folding, title page printed in red and black. Carter spends the first 11 pages in a chapter titled, “To The READER”, in which he partakes in self-praise with some helpful hints sprinkled in. Spectacular fold-out contain dishes for King George II Coronation dinner. Rebound by Chris Lewis, Bath, formerly of Bayntun-Riviere. Some foxing to edges, possible repair to edge of plate 57, otherwise clean. From the estate of Dan Samuel, 4th Viscount Samuel (1925-2014), grandson of Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine (1920-1925). [OXFORD 61], [CAGLE 592], [BITTING 77]. Tan calf, tooled in gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine label in gilt. Very good. Hardcover.