Author: Mrs MacIver
Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed by D. Schaw & Co. Lawnmarket for J. Fairburn. 1800
New edition, with additions. With the bookplate of collector Mary Chadsey.
8vo., attractive copy in contemporary sheep, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down preserving the original endpapers, black morocco and gilt spine label, some rubbing but good strong copy.
Susanna MacIver and her colleague Mrs. Frazer, who also published a cookery book which owed much to MacIver’s, ran one of the few cookery schools for ladies in Edinburgh. MacIver first published ’Cookery & Pastry’ in 1773 and sold it privately. It went into several editions and continued to be reprinted after her death in 1790. This is a reprint of her final edition with her own additions of 1789.
Maclean p. 92; Oxford 106; Vicaire 546 (as MacIvey); Bitting 299, Cagle 843