Condition: Very Good. Vintage Text like new. Appears un-read. The spine is tight. Half dust jacket has two small stains from handling.
This is a 1985 reproduction of this book first published in 1742. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or, Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia are known to have been used in Virginia households in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Besides recipes, this book also includes historical essays: An Account of Virginia Hospitality; Favorite Williamsburg Garden Herbs; Treatises on the various Branches of Cookery; Account of Health Drinking; Considerations on the Observation of Christmas in Virginia, with Traditional Recipes for this Season; with the Author's Explanation of the Method of Collecting & Adapting choice Recipes; and an alphabetical index to the whole. (from the frontispiece)
Hardcover: 276 pages
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; (Aug. 1, 1985)
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 11.43 x 2.54 x 18.42 cm