Item #3330 THE OYSTER; Where, How, and When to Find, Breed, Cook, and Eat It; SECOND EDITION, with a new chapter, The Oyster-Seeker in London
THE OYSTER; Where, How, and When to Find, Breed, Cook, and Eat It; SECOND EDITION, with a new chapter, The Oyster-Seeker in London

THE OYSTER; Where, How, and When to Find, Breed, Cook, and Eat It; SECOND EDITION, with a new chapter, The Oyster-Seeker in London

London: Trübner & Co., 1863. Second Edition. Hardcover. pp. [i-v] vi-viii [9] 10-106, [7]. This delightful book gets under way with this: "If the Millions who live to eat and eat to live in this wide world of ours, how few are there who do not, at proper times and seasons, enjoy a good oyster." Chapters include: The Oyster in Season, Ancient History of the Oyster, Modern History of the Oyster, The Oyster at Home, The Oyster in its new settlement, The Oyster on its travels, The Oyster at its journey's end, The Oyster and the Doctor, The Oyster abroad, The Treasure of an Oyster, and The Oyster-Seeker in London". Wood engraved frontispiece and wood engravings on title-page and first page of text, all by George Cruikshank. Two of the wood engravings are repeated in colors on the front and back boards. Interior clean, boards rubbed at edges with small loss to head and tail of spine. [CAGLE 911 - details from first edition 1861]. Illustrated paper covered boards. Very good. Item #3330

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