The Accomplisht / Accomplished Cook or The Art and Mystery of Cookery [ London: Printed for Obadiah Blagrave, 1685, Restoration cookery ]

May, Robert

Published by Obadiah Blagrave 1665 / 1685 / Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition
Used / Scarce Title. / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Here are our closest matches for The Accomplisht / Accomplished Cook or The Art and Mystery of Cookery [ London: Printed for Obadiah Blagrave, 1685, Restoration cookery ] by May, Robert.

Description:

509 pages. Paperback : soft cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Book Description : This is a facsimile edition of the masterpiece of Restoration cookery by Robert May, first published in 1660 - but this is a reproduction of the last revision made in the author's lifetime. It was the most important cookery book of its time: straddling the period of the Civil War and Restoration, when English cookery was for the first time influenced by the high cooking of the French court and aristocracy. Robert May was a professional cook (most recipe books of the period were from the pens of amateurs, or women, or reproduced household collections). He had trained in Paris. He had worked for a succession of noble families, mostly (like him) of the Catholic faith. As well as a matchless collection of recipes, the original book also contained a memoir of the author. There is a modern introduction which offers new facts about May's life and work; and there is a useful glossary of words, terms and materials. This book was described by Elizabeth David as 'a most beautiful piece of cookery literature'. The modern writer Frances Bissell repeatedly claims that it is her 'favourite cookery book of all time'. John Lanchester wrote of the original hardback edition (published in 1994) that it was 'the oddball food book of the year'. Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Bookseller Inventory #

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Accomplisht / Accomplished Cook or The ...
Publisher: Obadiah Blagrave 1665 / 1685 / Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition
Binding: Scarce Title.
Edition: Velo Bound / Flex Cover.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

May, Robert
Published by Obadiah Blagrave 1665 / 1685 / Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition, Clean and Unmarked Text (1685)
Used Cloth Bound / Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
GREAT PACIFIC BOOKS
(Ventura, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Obadiah Blagrave 1665 / 1685 / Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1685. Cloth Bound / Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 509 pages. Paperback : soft cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Book Description : This is a facsimile edition of the masterpiece of Restoration cookery by Robert May, first published in 1660 - but this is a reproduction of the last revision made in the author's lifetime. It was the most important cookery book of its time: straddling the period of the Civil War and Restoration, when English cookery was for the first time influenced by the high cooking of the French court and aristocracy. Robert May was a professional cook (most recipe books of the period were from the pens of amateurs, or women, or reproduced household collections). He had trained in Paris. He had worked for a succession of noble families, mostly (like him) of the Catholic faith. As well as a matchless collection of recipes, the original book also contained a memoir of the author. There is a modern introduction which offers new facts about May's life and work; and there is a useful glossary of words, terms and materials. This book was described by Elizabeth David as 'a most beautiful piece of cookery literature'. The modern writer Frances Bissell repeatedly claims that it is her 'favourite cookery book of all time'. John Lanchester wrote of the original hardback edition (published in 1994) that it was 'the oddball food book of the year'. Undated Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. C: Cookbook, Recipes, Kitchen. Bookseller Inventory # 5030273-534

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 367.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds