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Accomplisht cook or art and mystery of cookery

By May, Robert

subjects: carving, confectionary, cookery, serving,

  • 1. The / Accomplisht Cook, or the Art & Mystery / of / Cookery. wherein the whole art is revealed in a / more easie and perfect method, than hath / been publisht in any language. / Expert and ready ways for the dressing of all sorts / of flesh, fowl, and fish, with variety of / sauces proper for each of them; and how to / raise all manner of pastes; the best directions for / all sorts of kickshaws, also the terms of Car-/ ving and serving. / An exact account of all dishes for all seasons of the / Year, with other a la-mode curiosities. The second edition É Approved by the fifty five Years experienceÉ..
    B. Wood   Nathaniel Brooke   1665
    [i-xvi] 1-469 [470-480]  

    See details for Fifth edition 1685.
    Same pagination as Fifth edition but different publisher's advertisements [470-480].

    Wing: Brookes, Nathaniel, see M1392 - ; also 1391 - 1660 ; 1; 1393A - 1678, 4th edition.1393B - 1678, 4th edition, title as 1685, with plates at front.

  • 2. — The / Accomplisht Cook, or the Art & Mystery / of / Cookery. wherein the whole art is revealed in a / more easie and perfect method, than hath / been publisht in any language. / Expert and ready ways for the dressing of all sorts / of flesh, fowl, and fish, with variety of / sauces proper for each of them; and how to / raise all manner of pastes; the best directions for / all sorts of kickshaws, also the terms of Car-/ ving and serving. / An exact account of all dishes for all seasons of the / Year, with other a la-mode curiosities.
    J. Winter   Nathaniel Brooke   1671
    10 x 16.3   [i-xvi] 1-469 [470-480]   8od A-Ii8
    GB:   LB  

    See details for Fifth edition 1685.
    Same pagination as Fifth edition but different publisher's advertisements [470-480].
    A3 Dedication: to Lord Montayn / Lord Lunley Lord Domer, Kenelm Digby (dated 1664)

    Wing: (M1393), 393aA - 1671 3rd edition.

  • 3. — The / Accomplisht Cook, or the Art & Mystery / of / Cookery. wherein the whole art is revealed in a / more easie and perfect method, than hath / been publisht in any language. / Expert and ready ways for the dressing of all sorts / of flesh, fowl, and fish, with variety of / sauces proper for each of them; and how to / raise all manner of pastes; the best directions for / all sorts of kickshaws, also the terms of Car-/ ving and serving. / An exact account of all dishes for all seasons of the / Year, with other a la-mode curiosities. / The fifth edition [É]. // Approved by the fifty years experience and in- / dustry of Robert May, in his atten- / dance on several persons of great honour.
    Obadiah Blagrave   1685
    12 x 18   [i-xvi] 1-469 [470-480]   8o A-Ii8
    GB:   LB  

    This important book is aimed at apprentice cooks and contains bills of fare and instructions for carving.
    Frontis: Writer's Portrait.
    A3 Dedication: to Lord Montayn / Lord Lunley Lord Domer, Kenelm Digby (dated 1684)
    A4 Address: to Master Cooks and young practioners (dated 1664)
    A6: Narrative of writer's life [signed W. W.].
    A7v: Triumphs used at festivities.
    A8v: Poem on May's Cookery by James Parry.
    B: Poem on May's book by John Town
    B2 - B5: Carving%
    B6-B8: Bills of Fare
    Table: 462 - 469; with publisher's advertisements on [470-480].
    Plate tipped in before S (240-241)
    Plate tipped in before R (224-245)

    Wing: with above entries (M1394); 1665 (1671, 1678, 1685- 5th edition)