[Sca-cooks] The Epulario

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Aug 8 13:25:45 PDT 2010

The Huntington has a copy of course. In fact it's the copy they  
microfilmed and have up on EEBO.

Cataloguing reads:

Title Epulario, or The Italian banquet: wherein is shewed the maner  
how to dresse and prepare all kind of flesh, foules or fishes. As also  
how to make sauces, tartes, pies, &c. After the maner of all  
countries. With an addition of many other profitable and necessary  
things. Translated out of Italian into English

Imprint London : Printed by A[dam] I[slip] for William Barley, and are  
to bee sold at his shop in Gratious street, neere Leaden-hall, 1598

Description [80] p. ; (4to)

Note A translation of: Opera nova chiamata Epulario

Printer's name from STC Signatures: [A]¹ B-L⁴ (-L4)

Running title reads: The Italian banquet

Heh copy Binding by Riviere. Trimmed.
Provenance: Caldecott copy; collated by W.C.M., 19 Sept. 1868; binding  
stamped with monogram of William Henry Miller Bibl refs

STC (2nd ed.), 10433 ESTC (RLIN), S105525

LoC gives their copy as Description: [80] p. ; 19 cm. (4to)  
Signatures: [A]1 B-K⁴ L⁴(-L4)


On Aug 8, 2010, at 4:08 PM, Terry Decker wrote:

> I haven't seen any information on the actual size of the volume,  
> however, this edition of the Epulario is an Elizabethean quarto.   
> That means the book consists of single sheets of paper being folded  
> twice to produce four leaves (8 pages).  The common height for  
> quarto editions 11 to 12 inches high and 8 or 9 inches wide, but  
> keep in mind that actual standardization of publishing sizes is a  
> 19th Century "thang" and Elizabethean quartos have some variation.   
> The printing is Black Letter.  The number of  pages is 80 (according  
> to the EEBO catalog).  A modern printing by the EEBO runs 88 pages.
> Bear
> ----- Original Message -----
> I am desperately trying to find out the original size and other  
> details
> about ³The Epulario².

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