Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork | 12 June 2013
Cookery.- [Rabisha (William)] - [The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected],
Sold for £650
Cookery.- [Rabisha (William)]
[The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected],
first edition, lacking most of title, lacking upper third of 1K8, wormed throughout at inner corner occasionally affecting text, light damp-staining to margins, a few small stains, contemporary ink ownership inscriptions, contemporary sheep, scuffed and worn, [Bitting p.386-387; Cagle 943 (4th edition); Simon BG 1248; Vicaire 727], small 4to, printed by R.W. for Giles Calvert, at the sign of the black Spread Eagle, at the West end of Pauls, 1661.
⁂ The rare first edition. We can trace only 2 other copies at auction (1981 and the Cetus copy). ESTC lists only 4 copies. Rabisha was a Cornishman who claimed to have worked for many noble families. The first part deals with pickles, fish, meats and fruit; the second part 'Rare recipes in Cookery'; and the third part preserving, conserving and candying.
Wednesday 12 June 2013, 1.00pm
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