London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823.
Second edition. xvi, 226p, blank. Engraved frontispiece "Meditations Of An Epicure" by William Hughes. Bound in original buff boards, rebacked with new paper spine label. Moderate foxing throughout, but quite sound and presentable. Item #17977
Oxford 151; Cagle 1012 for 1st; Bitting 452 for 1st; Simon BG 1422. Rare.
Contents: "On the Advantages of giving Dinners, and the Qualifications and Duties of Amphytrions; with some interesting Particulars of the illustrious Count
Zinzendorff", "On Modern Manners; containing Hints to Grown Gentlemen", "On
the Theory and Practice of Dinatory Tactics", "On the Nature, the Intent, and the Value of Invitations", "The Fatal Consequences of Pride...", "On Modern Architecture, and the comparative Miseries and Comforts of Dining Rooms", "On the Physical and Political Consequences of Sauces", On the Importance of forming Good Connexions; and on the Moral Qualities of the Stomach", "On Mustard, philosophically considered; and on the use of Garlick as a Perfume", "On Roasting Beef...", "...Family of Hogs", "On Devils", "On Coffee, Liqueurs", "On the Nature and Properties of the Braise...", "On the Philosophy of the Stomach, with Rules for the better Regulation of Appetite and Digestion", "On the Financial Importance of
Teeth...", "On Education, and the Application of the Science of Mnemonics; together with some Hints to Travellers, and Public Societies", "On the Qualifications of
Cooks -- the Comparative Importance of the Military and Culinary Arts -- and French Cooks: with some Account of the celebrated [Charles Augustus Armand] Watel", "On the Health and the Morals of Cooks -- with some Important Rules for the Conduct of Female Professors", "Twelve Golden Rules for Women-Cooks, to be hung up over every Kitchen Chimney in the Kingdom."