The Author Of " The Modern Cookery" [Mozley, Henry]. Modern Confectionary; Containing Receipts for Drying and Candying, Comfits, Cakes, Preserves, Liqueurs, Ices, Jellies, Creams, Sponges, Pastes, Potted Meats, Pickles, Wines, Etc. Etc. Etc.
Publisher: Henry Mozley & Sons, Derby;
Date of Publication: 1833
Stock Code: 4053
SECOND EDITION. Octavo in sixes. 232 pp. Original printed brown cloth with black titles to upper board and advertisements to lower. Sympathetically recased with beige cloth. Boards a little surface scuffed with wear at corners. A little sporadic foxing. No annotation or inscriptions. Bitting attributes this work to Eliza Acton from the statement " By the Author of Modern Cookery" but Cagle (A Matter of Taste pp 632) argues convincingly that it is more likely to be the publisher Henry Mozley, who produced a work of this name in 1818, while Acton's was published well after publication of this title, in 1845. The subject matter covers a wider remit than modern readers might expect, including pickles, meat and fish pastes and alcoholic drinks as well as syllabubs, jellies, jam, and a wide variety of cakes and sweets. Very scarce in original binding ; both Copac and Worldcat locate only 2 copies of this edition and 1 copy of the 1826 first printing. Bitting p.2, Axford p.273, Cagle p. 631/2.