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The cook's and confectioner's dictionary: or, the accomplish'd housewife's companion
By NOTT, JOHN
The cook's and confectioner's dictionary: or, the accomplish'd housewife's companion. Containing . . . the choicest receipts in all the several branches of cookery . . . all manner of pastry-works . . . the way of making all English potable liquors . . . directions for ordering an entertainment, or bills of fare for all seasons of the year. etc.
London: printed for C. Rivington 6 sh. 1723
21 cm. [316 p.] frontis. pls.
GB: LBL* LeU(B)
US: KMK MCR NYPL
--2nd ed. with additions. London: printed by H. P. for Charles Rivington, 1724. LBL; LeU(B): DCLC; OCIW; PBL
--3rd ed. with additions. London: printed by H. P. for Charles Rivington, 1726. LBL: MWelC; NYPL; PP
--4th ed. improved. London: printed for Charles Rivington, 1733. GPL(M); LeU(B); MPL: NIC
1. The author described himself in the 4th ed. as 'John Nott, late Cook to the Dukes of Somerset, Ormond and Bolton, Lords Lansdown and Ashburnham'. In the introduction he discusses the curious and elaborate practical jokes which were played at banquets in the past. See also the Introduction by Elizabeth David to the 1980 reprint of his book, listed on page 157.
Bitting, p. 346; Oxford, pp. 56-7