Author: A Lady
Publisher: Derby, Henry Mozley, 1833
Sm. 8vo., original printed cloth, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, Pp. 232. cloth rather browned but extremely scarce in this original binding.
Ownership inscription of Edith Ellis, The Elms, Chudleigh.
The first edition appeared in 1826, also published by Mozley in Derby. Axford and Bitting attribute this to Eliza Acton because of the statement that the book is by the author of "the Modern Cookery" but as Acton's book by this title was not published until 1845, this refers to Mozley's publication of 1818.
Extremely rare, only 3 copies listed in WorldCat in the BL, Wellcome Library & Harvard. Only one copy of the only other edition, the first, in Indiana University.
Cagle 876 mentions the first edition only. Bitting p.2, first edition only, misattributed to Acton. Not in any other bibliographies.