[Sca-cooks] Cokerye review ... wailie, wailie!

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Aug 1 17:44:14 PDT 2009

The review was added in part because the issue featured Henry VIII,
items were needed,
and this is the only cookery book that dates from his reign.
(Pynson's book was first printed in 1500; the Book of Carving in 1508.)
There were copies of this edition listed as available earlier in the summer.
I checked before submitting the review.
bookfinder.com has a copy for $19.90 listed at the moment.
They are out there.
Had I known the issue was being planned sooner, I would have done something
on The Tudor Cookbook Proper which is a bibliographic essay and lecture 
that I have developed.
(I also give talks on Elizabethan cookery books and also 17th century 
cookery items.)
On the other hand Tournaments Illuminated doesn't really want academic 
these days, so maybe that wouldn't have been accepted.

Glad anyway that you liked the review.

(and my copy has not arrived)

Patricia Dunham wrote:
> Just found the Summer TI in the snail mail, and the loverly review of 
> the 2002 ed of Proper Newe Boke, so of course, I went to look for a 
> copy to buy.
> Ha!
> All I can find at the moment are used and collectible copies in the 
> 100 pounds/$$ range.  I have written to the publisher (bcpcam or 
> whatever); the Corpus Christi website says their stock is sold out... 
> the university-library nearest copy I can find to ILL is in either Ft 
> Collins or San Diego!
> Anybody know if there's a stash of these somewhere with a private 
> bookseller or something?  and/or why on earth TI delayed the 
> publication of this review so long that the book became unavailable? 
> (Poison Pen and Acanthus don't seem to have copies either...)
> This is so frustrating!   Chimene

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