English cookery books to the year 1850.

London: the Holland Press, 1977. Second impression, small 8vo, pp. [6], 192; fine in original red cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt. While admitting that his real interest is "in the combination of cookery with medicine" (Prefatory Note), Oxford offers an extremely useful chronological listing of cookery books from 1700 to 1850. Of this work and Oxford's earlier Notes From A Collector's Catalogue, With A Bibliography of English Cookery Books (London, 1909), Bitting writes that they "are the most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" (Bitting, p. 352). Item #31539

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