London: Abrams, 1786. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. One of the most successful cookery books of the 18th century, a work aimed at novices with instructions on fine dining, and recipes as well as advice on housekeeping by an English woman who established an early cooking school for young ladies in Manchester, England. Raffald also went on to publish the first trade directory for Manchester.
8vo, frontispiece portrait, iv, 384pp, Index, 3 folding plates ("stove fires" and two folding plates of place settings). Full calf original binding with recently added leather spine with leather labels with gilt lettering. Previous owner heraldic bookplate. OCLC: 11758952. Very good overall. Item #23908