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1876 The Modern Cook by Charles Elmé Francatelli / Richard Bentley, London / Celebrated Chief Cook to Queen Victoria / Very Good Condition

1876 The Modern Cook by Charles Elmé Francatelli / Richard Bentley, London / Celebrated Chief Cook to Queen Victoria / Very Good Condition

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In very good condition indeed here is an antique copy of The Modern Cook by Charles Elmé Francatelli. Francatelli was a celebrated Italian British chef who was at one time the Chief Cook to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The Modern Cook was a very popular cookbook which was originally published in 1846. This copy dates to 1876, published by Richard Bentley & Son, London. It has stayed in top order. The main condition point to note being partially cracked hinges, detailed below.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with no writing or inscriptions. Has a number of illustrated diagrams in the text. With partially cracked hinges at the front and back, these have possibly been repaired at some point in the book's history. These give the boards a wobble but the binding of the text block remains good and strong.

In very dark green (almost black) boards with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Again in remarkable condition. Has some very slight rubbing and a couple of scuffs to the back. Has a small hole in the cloth on the rear spine joint. With rubbing to the cloth at the corner tips. Has a little fraying and a few small nicks to the cloth at the spine ends, with a small area of loss at the bottom.

Your antique copy of Francatelli's Modern Cook will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 22.5 cm x W 16 cm, 560 pages, 0.86 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to). 

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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