PRICE, Elizabeth.

The New, Universal, and Complete Confectioner;

£1,250

The New, Universal, and Complete Confectioner;
being the whole art of confectionary made perfectly plain and easy. Containing a full account of all the various methods of preserving and candying, both dry and liquid, all kinds of fruit, flowers and herbs; Also the various ways of clarifying sugar; and the various methods of keeping fruit, nuts, and flowers, fresh and fine all the year round…the whole revised, corrected, and improved.
London, for A. Hogg, [circa 1800].

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The New, Universal, and Complete Confectioner;

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Description

An attractive copy of an early, rare work on the confectioner’s craft. Opinions vary it seems on the date of publication but the address given for A. Hogg in the imprint would indicate some time between 1785 & 1804.

Description

12mo., viii, 172pp. (last 4pp. misnumbered), followed by 24pp. advertisements, copper-engraved frontispiece depicting a lady handing a receipt book or similar to her maid, foxing and some toning, offsetting from frontispiece onto title, frontispiece and title neatly tipped onto later stub, with small closed tear stopping just short at lower edge of fronispiece plate-mark, but overall internally sound and in good order, handsomely bound in antique-style modern sprinkled calf, repeated gilt motif and gilt-lettered leather title-label to spine.

Bibliography

cf. Bitting p.382; cf. Cagle 938-939; cf. Maclean p.118

 

Stock ID: 97942