Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Adam’s Luxury & Eve’s Cookery

Courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions

Bibliophile and gourmand? You will find a large selection of savory and sweet, mainly vegetarian dishes based on seasonal ingredients in Adam’s luxury, and Eve’s Cookery; or, the Kitchen-Garden display’d, first and only edition, with a few condition issues (very short repaired tear, slightly water-stained and with a few very small chips, D6 small section of lower corner torn away, occasional spotting or light foxing and water-staining, lightly browned, corners worn), new endpapers, and re-backed [Bitting p.514; Cagle 541; Maclean p.3; Oxford p.74; Simon BG 64], 12mo, printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall; and sold by M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, 1744.

This, along with other most interesting titles go on sale at Bloomsbury Auctions of London on September 22, 2011 during the sale of “The Cetus Library: Food & Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History 1543 – 1829,” along with another 425 items.

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