London, South Kensington
2 November 2005
[RUNDELL, Maria Eliza (1754-1828)]. A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon Principles of Economy ... A New Edition, Corrected. London: John Murray, 1808. 12° (155 x 95mm). Engraved frontispiece and 9 plates, 3-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end (some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Modern calf-backed boards, spine gilt. Provenance: some early annotation. Bitting p.410 (citing 1810 edition); Oxford p.135 (citing 1807 edition): "This book ... rivalled Mrs Glasse in popularity"; Vicaire 812. Not in Maclean.
With 4 other 19th-century cookery books, W. A. Henderson's The Housekeeper's Instructor (London, [c.1811], ?lacking portrait, 17th edition), The Young Woman's Companion: or, Frugal Housewife (Manchester, 1813), The Family-Receipt Book; or Universal Repository (London, [c.1820]) and Jules Gouffé's The Royal Cookery Book (London, 1888, fourth edition), all bound in modern calf or cloth. (5)
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