FROM A MS. IN THE LIBRARY OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY,
ARUNDEL COLLECTION NO. 344
(London, Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790).
Published as part of 'A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations of the Royal
Household, made in divers reigns, from Edward III to William and Mary, and
also Receipts in Ancient Cookery'. 4to. This copy does not retain the original
pagination but is numbered from 1 to 52, and seems to be the variant issued for
separate sale. (Copies known to be extracted from the Collection apparently
retained the pagination of the Collection, 425-476.) Bound in a mid-19th
century binding of dark green pebbled cloth, interleaved with blanks, and with
a printed paper spine label
(nearly perished). The edition retains the
orthography of the recipes, which the anonymous editor believes date no later
than the early 15th century. Recipes include 'Nombules of a Deer', 'Farsure for
Hares', 'Browet of Alemayne', 'Pejons Stewart', 'Goos in Hochepot' etc. A very
good copy. With a couple of well worn 19th century printed slips of paper laid
in, presumably once used as bookmarks.
See Lowndes I, 52.
HOLIDAYS WITH HOBGOBLINS
AND TALK OF STRANGE THINGS
London, John Camden Hotten, 1861. First edition. 12mo. (6),
332pp. followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue. Contemporary
purple T-grain (or a variant of it) cloth blocked in gilt on the
upper board and spine. The frontispiece was designed by
Cruikshank especially for this book. Additional Cruikshank
illustrations appear in the text as the publisher had found them
"admirably adapted to illustrate our subjects." These etched
plates are from his
Spine gilt darkened and light traces of soil and wear else a near
fine copy, though we do note the last two pages have closed
marginal tears not affecting the text. With the full color
bookplate of Edward Ludlow Parker.