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Antiquitates culinariae; or, curious tracts relating to the culinary affairs of the Old English
Antiquitates culinariae; or, curious tracts relating to the culinary affairs of the Old English, with a preliminary discourse, notes, and illustrations.
London: printed for R. Blamire 1791
31 cm. 137 p. frontis. pls.
GB: ENLS LBL 0BL*
US: KMK MiD NYPL
1. The main content of the book is a printed version of The forme of cury, on which see the entry under PEGGE, Samuel; but there is other interesting and early material included. The two coloured plates may be the earliest in English books on cookery. One of them, the 'Peacock Feast', had to be withdrawn after publication, as it infringed copyright. At the time he wrote this work, the Revd. Richard Warner was the Rector of Sway, near Lymington, in Hampshire. For his life see DNB, vol. 20 (1909), pp. 856-9.
2. The British Library copy has been annotated (probably by the author).
Bitting, p. 485; Oxford, p. 120
Title-page from Richard Warner, Antiquitates culinariae