[Sca-cooks] Confectionery texts

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Dec 3 11:24:43 PST 2009

Continuing the playing around with the Internet Archive
95 works listed under confectionery.


Most are 19th century. A number of them are from the Library of  
For those into candymaking- there's an 1807 Frederic Nutt The Complete  
(It's also up on google books.)

And there's an 1827 Jarrin The Italian Confectioner up. (Google books  
has an 1827 and 1829 up. I own an original 1820's Jarrin. It's  
marvelous to have it up online.)

There's one titled Indian Cookery and Confectionery which has 407  
recipes. It's only dated as 19--.

Another interesting one is the 1893 Ornamental confectionery and  
practical assistant to the art of baking which includes how to ice a  
cake. If anyone ever needs to do a Victorian wedding cake, here's a  

There's a 1761 Edward Lambert. The art of confectionary. Shewing the  
various methods of preserving all sorts of fruits, dry and liquid;  
viz. oranges, lemons, citrons, golden pippins, wardens, apricots  
green, almonds, gooseberries, cherries, currants, plumbs, raspberies,  
peaches, walnuts, nectarines, figs, grapes. &c. Flowers and herbs; as  
violets, angelica, orange-flowers, &c. also how to make all sorts of  
biscakes, maspins, sugar-works, and candies, with the best methods of  
clarifying, and the different ways of boiling sugar.

It's also up on Google Books.

Anyway between Google Books and the Internet Archive, there are a  
number of interesting books up to look at these days.


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