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The art of cookery. A poem

By KING, WILLIAM

subjects: food, poetry,

  • 1. 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. [----]  
    US:   KMK  

    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