New York: J & J. Harper (printers), 1829. Octavo. Item #017816
An interesting and entertaining work giving information such as early writers on diet; ancient cooks and cookery; stately suppers of the Romans; Unheard of dainties, and many other surprising subjects. two frontispieces, with two other illustrations at pages 96 and 138 which are duplicate of frontispieces. 212pp., blank, (8)pp. ads, bound in original plain paper covered boards backed in pink linen, paper spine label chipped, upper joint cracked but not through endpapers, early owner's gift inscription, scattered foxing throughout. An unusual work with lots of interesting tidbits.[Author and title noted by Bitting in her short title index, p.633 but with no information].