London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1853. [Gastronomy] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.xvi; 474 . Complete with all 42 plates, including a frontispiece portrait of the author. Publisher's elaborate gilt-decorated blue cloth boards, re-backed in the twentieth century with the original gilt-decorated cloth spine laid over. Yellow coated endpapers with blue cloth to hinges. Flyleaf removed. Bookplate of Nelson Diocesan Library to front pastedown. Spotting to preliminaries, edges and plates. Occasional black ink library stamps. White hand-written shelf-marks to base of spine. Rubbing and marks to boards. A good, complete ex-library copy. Item #54453
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