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KING, WILLIAM 1650-1729
- The art of cookery. A poem
The art of cookery. A poem. In imitation of Horace's ['] Art of Poetry [']. By the author of ['] A Tale of a Tub [']. etc.
London: printed by the booksellers of London and Westminster To be sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster 1708
16 p. [----]
1. For a life of the author; see: DNB, vol. 11 (1909), pp. 161-3, where it states: 'In February 1708 Lintot paid him 32 l. 5 s. for "The Art of Cookery" .... It was published the following month without date. Daily Courant 13 March 1708.'Although the payment might have been for King's other work on the same subject in the same year (see next entry), it could have included the fee for this much shorter work as well. The poem is a satire on Dr Martin Lister's edition of the work of APICIUS (see that entry).
2. The 1708 entry is based on Rudolph, p..17 (No. 57).
Cited: Oxford, p. 51
- The art of cookery, in imitation of Horace's
The art of cookery, in imitation of Horace's ['] Art of Poetry [']. With some letters to Dr. Lister, and others: occasion'd principally by the title of a book publish'd by the Doctor, being the works of Apicius Coelius, . . . to which is added, Horace's ['] Art of Poetry ['], in Latin .... Humbly inscrib'd to the Honourable Beefsteak Club. [Anon].
London: printed for Bernard Lintott 
19 cm. 160 p.
GB: ENLS* LWML LeU(B)
US: MH NYPL ViU
--2nd ed. London: printed for Bernard Lintott, .2 LBL; LeU(B): CtY; ViWC
1. For proof of date (1708 ed.); see under previous entry: KING, William, The art of cookery. A poem (note 1).
2. An engraved frontispiece by Van der Gucht was added to the 2nd edition (1710); see Murphy, p. 24.
Cited: Bitting, p. 260
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