London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1860. Boards. 16mo; 192pp [193-4]; illustrated paper over board; endpapers advertisements for Routledge's "Cheap Literature"; booksellers label to front free endpaper; chipping and staining to front cover, edge wear to cover wth paper loss at corners, paper loss to spine, lightly shaken, back hinge paper cracked but hinge holding; good. Good. Item #496
Selby (1802-1863) was an English comedian, actor, playwright and author. The wood-cut frontipiece showing a stern person dressed in lace cap, shawl and apron is Selby cross dressing. A serious cook book with tongue-in-cheek comment and text.