Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
The table: | how to buy food, how to cook it, | and how to serve it. | By | Alessandro Filippini
London, New York, Chicago, Washington and Paris: Brentano's; 1889
22.5 x 14.0 cm Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii], 1-432 White cloth
Printed on the verso of the title-page is "Copyrighted, 1889, by Charles L. Webster & Co.' Charles L. Webster and Co also appears as publisher on the spine.
A facsimile letter on page vi from the author to Mr Charles C. Delmonico, dated 14 February 1889 and asking his permission to dedicate the book to him, faces a facsimile letter in reply from Mr Delmonico dated 4 March 1889.
The book begins with sections called "The pleasures of the table', "Our markets', "Varieties of fish', "Vegetables', "Water-melons and musk-melons", "How to set a table' and "How to serve meals'. Pages 25-150 comprise menus for every day in the year. Each dish in the menus is keyed to one of the 1,394 numbered recipes which follow. The text ends with a chapter of celebrated menus.