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Antiquitates culinariae; or, curious tracts relating to the culinary affairs of the Old English

By WARNER, RICHARD

subjects: cookery, book plates,

  • 1. 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 One of them, the 'Peacock Feast', had to be withdrawn after publication, as it infringed copyright.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