Henry Notaker's

Old Cookbooks and Food History


Reprints and Facsimiles : English

Cookbooks originally published in England

Thomas Dawson: The Good Huswifes Jewell. 2 Parts. London 1596/97. Facsimile 1977 by Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., Keizersgracht 526, Amsterdam. ISBN 90-221-0865-1

Gervase Markham: The English Hus-wife. London 1615. Reprint 1986, 1994, 1998 McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston. Introduction by Michael R. Best. ISBN 0-7735-0582-2 (cloth) and 0-7735-1103-2 (paper).

Mvrrels tvvo books of cookerie and carving. London 1638. Facsimile 1985 by Jacksons of Ilkley.

The Ladies Closet Opened. 1639. Reprint of selected recipes 1994 by Stuart Press, 117 Farleigh Road, Backwell, Bristol. Edited by Stuart Peachey. ISBN 1-85804-044-2

Kenelm Digby: The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Kt. Opened. London 1669. Reprint 1997 by Prospect Books. Introduction, notes and appendices by Jane Stevenson and Peter Davidson. ISBN 0907325-769  

Robert May: The Accomplisht Cook. London 1685. Facsimile 1994 by Prospect Books. Foreword, Introduction and Glossary by Alan Davidson, Marcus Bell and Tom Jaine. ISBN 0 907325 54 8

John Evelyn: Acetaria. A Discourse of Sallets. London 1699. Facsimile 1982 by Prospect Books. ISBN 0-9073-2512-2  

Charles Carter: The Complete Practical Cook: or, a new System of Cookery. London 1730. Facsimile 1984 by Prospect Books.  

Mrs. Mary Eales’s Receipts. London 1733. Facsimile 1985 by Prospect Books. ISBN 0-907325-25-4  

Hannah Glasse: The Art of Cookery made plain and easy. London 1747. Facsimile 1983 by Prospect Books

Martha Bradley: The British Housewife. London 1756. Facsimile (in 6 vol.) 1996 by Prospect Books. Introduction by Gilly Lehmann. ISBN 0907325637  

Eliza Smith: The Compleat Housewife. The sixteenth edition. London 1758. Facsimile 1994 by Studio Editions Ltd., Princess House, 50 Eastcastle Street, London W1N 7AP, England. ISBN 1-85891-217-2  

William Verral: A Complete System of Cookery. London 1759. Reprint in William Verral’s Cookery Book, Southover Press, 2 Cockshut Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1JH, England. Edited by Ann Haly. Introduction by Colin Brent. ISBN 1-870962-00-1  

Elizabeth Raffald: The Experienced English Housekeeper. The eighth edition. London 1782. Facsimile 1782 by E. & W. Books (publishers) Ltd. ISBN 0-85104-005-5  

John Farley: The London Art of Cookery. London 1807. Reprint 1988 by Southover Press, 2 Cockshut Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1JH. Introduction by Stephen Metcalf. ISBN 1 870962 01 X  

Mistress Margaret Dods: The Cook and Housewife's Manual. Fourth edition 1829. Reprint 1988 by Rosters Ltd., 60 Welbeck Street, London W.1. Introduction by Glynn Christian. ISBN 0-948032-71-5/6

Judith Montefiore: The Jewish Manual. London 1846. Facsimile 1985 by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1 Tavistock Chambers, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SG. Introduction by Chaim Raphael. ISBN 0-283-99252-2

Charles Elmé Francatelli: A plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes. New edition. London 1852. Reprint 1977 by Scolar Press, James Price Publishing Ltd, 90/91 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PY, England. ISBN 0-85967-390-1  

Alexis Soyer: The Pantropheon. London 1853. Reprint 1977 by Paddington Press Ltd. ISBN 0-448-22976-5  

Isabella Beeton: The Book of Household Management. London 1861. Facsimile 1968 by Jonathan Cape Ltd, 32 Bedford Sq., London WC 1B 3EL.

Eliza Acton: Modern Cookery for Private Families. London 1865. Facsimile 1966 by Elek Books Ltd, 2 All Saints Street, London N.1, England and The Ryerson Press, 299 Queen Street West, Toronto 2B, Canada. Introduction by Penelope Farmer.

A.B.Marshall: The Book of Ices. London 1885. Facsimile 1998 in Mrs. Marshall, the greatest Victorian Ice Cream Maker by Syon House, Smith Settle Ltd., Ilkley Road, Otley, W. Yorkshire LS21 3JP. ISBN 1-85825-101X (hardback) and 1-85825-1028 (paperback).

Cookbooks originally published in Scotland

Mrs. McLintock’s Receipts for Cookery and Pastry-Work. Glasgow 1736. Facsimile 1986 by Aberdeen University Press. Introduction, Glossary and Bibliography by Iseabail Macleod. ISBN 0-08-034519-0

Cookbooks originally published in the USA

Susannah Carter: The Frugal Colonial Housewife. Boston 1772. Reprint (of part of the book) 1976 by Doubleday & Company Inc, Garden City, New York, USA. ISBN 0-385-11259-9  

Amelia Simmons American Cookery. Hartford 1796. Facsimile  1958 by Oxford University Press, New York, USA.

Amelia Simmons American Cookery. Hartford 1796. Facsimile 1984 by Dover Publications Inc, 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y.11501, USA  With an essay by Mary Tolford Wilson.

Amelia Simmons American Cookery. Hartford 1796. Reprint 1982 by Rowan Tree Press  

Mary Randolph: The Virginia Housewife. Waterston 1824. Reprint 1984, 1985 by University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Historical notes and commentaries by Karen Hess.

Mrs. Child: The American Frugal Housewife. Twelfth edition. Boston 1833. Reprint by Applewood Books, Box 2870, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. ISBN 0-918222-98.2

Sarah Rutledge: The Carolina Housewife. Charleston, S.C. 1847. Facsimile 1979 by University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Introduction by Anna Wells Rutledge. ISBN 0-87249-258-3

Confederate Receipt book. Richmond 1863. Reprint 1989 by The University of Georgia Press. Introduction by E. Merton Coulter. ISBN 0-8203-0561-8

Fannie Merritt Farmer: The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. 1896. Facsimile by Weathervane Books, New York, USA. ISBN 0-517-177404  

Cookbooks originally published in the Canada

The Cook not Mad, or Rational Cookery. Kingston, U.C. 1831. Reprint 1972, 1973 by Cherry Tree Press, Toronto. Introduction by Roy A. Abrahamson.


Last update 20 JUL 2000.