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BRIGGS, RICHARD   flourished 1788-1798


  • The English art of cookery, according to the present practice
  • Subjects: cookery, carving, brewing, household management,

    • 1. The English art of cookery, according to the present practice; being a complete guide to all housekeepers, on a plan entirely new . . . containing . . . directions for markets . . . the art of carving . . . made wines . . ., brewing . . . with bills of fare for every month of the year. etc.
      London: printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson   1788
      22 cm.   xx, 656 p. pls.   7 sh  
      GB:   ANLW   DoCL   OBL*  
      US:   DCLC   MCR  

      --2nd ed. London: printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1791. LWML
      --new ed. Dublin: printed for P. Byrne, 1791. --: NBu
      --another ed. The new art of cookery. etc. Philadelphia: printed for W. Spots- wood, R. Campbell and B. Johnson, 1791.
      --another ed. Philadelphia: printed for W. Spotswood, R. Campbell and B. Johnson, 1792. LBL: DCLC; MWA; NYPL
      --a new ed. Cork: printed for J. Connor, [c.1792]. DNLI
      --3rd ed. London: printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. LWML: DCLC: MiD
      --a new ed. Dublin: printed for P. Byrne, 1798. LGL: DCLC; KMK
      --another ed. Philadelphia: printed for H. and P. Rice, 1798. MWA; NjP; ViU
      --another ed. Boston: printed for W. Spotswood, 1798. --: MWA
      1. The author described himself as 'many years Cook at the White-Hart Tavern, Holborn: Temple Coffee-House, and other Taverns in London'.
      2. Scots Mag., vol. 51 (May 1789), p. 243, confirms that the price was '7 sh. bound'.
      3. The only known reference to the 1791 edition, printed for W. Spotswood, Campbell & Johnson, is Bitting, p. 6

      Bitting, p. 60; Oxford, pp. 115-16.


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