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WALKER, Thomas   1784-1836

  • Aristology or the art of dining
  • Subjects: gastronomy,

    • 1. Aristology | or | the art of dining | by | Thomas Walker, M.A. | with preface and notes | by | Felix Summerly
      London: George Bell and Sons; 1881
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xiii [xiv], [1] 2-96, [1] 2-24 publ ads   Red cloth  
      Bib:   A15  
      GB:   LB   LG   OB   *OPo(F)  
      US:   DLC   CtY   MCR   CU   OClW   ICJ  

      The following quotation is printed on the title-page: ".... "with despatchful looks in haste Eve turns, on hospitable thoughts intent, what choice to choose, for delicacy best, what order so contrived as not to mix tastes, not well joined, inelegant, but bring taste after taste upheld with kindliest change." Book V. Paradise Lost."
      "Aristology or the art of dining" first appeared in "The original", a weekly periodical started by Walker in May 1835 and which ran until December 1835 for a total of twenty-nine numbers.
      LG identifies Felix Summerly as a pseudonym for Sir Henry Cole.
      There were twentieth-century editions. LB, LoEN and OB hold "The art of attaining high health. Together with Aristology, or the art of dining.", Pilgrim's Books No. 5, London: 1921; and "The art of dining... With an introduction by Filson Young and decorations by J. M. Dixon", London: Grant Richards and Philip Saintsbury at the Cayme Press Ltd, 1928, Bitting 482. OB has an edition with drawings by L. Lamb, Cambridge: 1965.

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