UPDATE: This item has been recovered. 

The following item has gone missing in transit:

(COOKERY). MIDDLETON, JOHN. FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES.(London: Printed for Thomas Astley, 1734) 206 x 124 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8"). 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp. Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard. FIRST EDITION.

Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional minor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding.

If you have any information on this item, please contact Phil Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts at 800-962-6666 or jill@pirages.com.

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