London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
COOKERY -- COLLINS, John. Salt and Fishery. London: A. Godbid and J. Playford for R. Horne [and others], 1682. 4° (195 x 150mm). (Browned throughout, clumsy and unnecessary repair at verso of title, corner clipped throughout with no loss). 19th-century boards,
FIRST EDITION of a scarce work which includes a discussion on the Newfoundland fisheries and the salt trade. There are also further passages on the import into England and into the West Indies of Canary wine, a long section of receipts, and not just for fish ('Pease Pottage, with a Strong Broth, according to Mr. John Bull's Way', etc.), and an 'Advertisement about Planting the Isle of Tabago'. Wing C5380B (5 copies).
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