The HOUSEKEEPER’S INSTRUCTOR; or UNIVERSAL FAMILY COOK

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Henderson, William Augustus.  Being an Ample and Clear Display of the ART OF COOKERY in all its Various Branches. London: Printed and Sold by W. and J. Straford, No. 112 Holborn-Hill, c. 1795. The Fifth Edition. 448, [16] pages. 21.5 x 13 cm. (title conclusion): containing PROPER DIRECTIONS for DRESSING all Kinds of BUTCHER’S MEAT, POULTRY, GAME, FISH, &c. Also, the method of preparing of Soups, Hashes, and Made Dishes; with The Whole Art of Confectionary, Pickling, Preserving, &c. Likewise The making and keeping in Perfection British Wines; and PROPER RULES FOR BREWING MALT LIQUOR, As well for family consumption as the Regale of Private Visitants. To which is added, The Complete Art of Carving, ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS, Explaining, by proper References, the Manner in which the Young Practicioner may acquit himself at table with Elegance and Ease. Also, BILLS OF FARE FOR EVERY MONTH IN THE YEAR; With COPPER-PLATES displaying The Best Manner of Decorating a Table; Whereby every Person will be enabled to add to the Art of Cookery the proper Disposition of each Article in its respective Season. Together with DIRECTIONS FOR MARKETING, and the MANAGEMENT OF THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT-GARDEN. The Whole formed on so NEW A PLAN, that the inexperienced will be instructed, and the professed Cook receive that Information which has never been made known by any preceding Publication. 11 plates, two folding. Originally published in 1791 with 17 editions by 1811, a popular English cookbook of the period. Rebound, crisp clean copy. Owners inscription on page 4.  Brown calf, raised bands, gilt-tooled spine, black leather title in gilt. Very good. Hardcover.