What wouldst thou view but in one face all hospitalitie, the race of those that for the Gusto stand, whose tables a whole Ark command of Natures plentie, wouldst thou see this sight, peruse Mai'js booke, 'tis hee. Aetatis Suae. 71 1660.
For Nathaniell Brooke, att the Angell in Cornehill.
Engraving. Sheet 115 x 90mm. Trimmed to plate. Small hole top right of image.
Robert May, from the frontispiece to his masterpiece on Restoration cookery 'The Accomplisht Cook' first published in 1660 [b.1589]. May was trained in Paris as a professional cook and worked for a succession of noble families, mostly like him Catholics.
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