We are pleased to offer a copy of this rare cookery pamphlet, a private press copy from the 19th century.
Charles Clark here reprints “The Forme of Cury” from c.1390, one of the oldest English cookery books, written by the master cooks of King Richard II and originally printed in scroll form.
‘The Forme of Cury’ was the first English cookery book to mention gourds, olive oil, and a variety of spices such as mace and cloves.Many unusual animals are included in the recipes, including whale, heron, seal, and porpoise. Influences for the recipes come from a variety of cuisines, including Arabic cooking.
This pamphlet uses black letter typography for the recipes, and also includes a glossary and notes on the recipes to add information and clarification. A very limited number were printed at Clark’s ‘Totham Private Press’.
20.5 x 13.5 cm, title-page + pp.xii+ (printed single-sided). Title-page printed with red line border. Printer’s advertisement at rear. Plain paper covers in good condition, complete with some folds, tears and chips. Thin paper spine, in very good condition. No pencil notes. Small tear to margin of title-page, page corners folded. Pages clean. No ownership inscriptions or bookplates. Binding in very good condition, no loose pages.
Item is as pictured.
- Aantal boeken
- Geschiedenis, Koken, eten en drinken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Charles Clark; "the Master Cooks of King Richard the Second"
- English cookery five hundred years ago : exhibited in sixty "nyms", or receipts. (The Forme of Cury)
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item.
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Totham: Printed by Charles Clark at his Private Press
- Zachte kaft
- Papieren omslagen, compleet
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 20,5×13,5 cm