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    The Epicure's Almanack: Eating and Drinking in Regency London: The Original 1815 Guidebook (Hardback) By (author) Ralph Roylance, Edited by Janet Ing Freeman

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    DescriptionA fully annotated edition of The Epicure's Almanack, or Guide to Good Living, a listing of more than 650 eating establishments, taverns, hotels, inns etc, in and around London, investigated and engagingly described by Ralph Roylance (1782 - 1834). Working single-handedly and on foot, Roylance visited eateries ranging from City chop houses to humble tripe shops, as well as London's first Indian restaurant, ancient coaching inns, suburban tea gardens and dockyard taverns. He ended his book with an account of London's markets, an inventory of merchants selling everything from anchovy sauce to kitchen ranges, and an 'alimentary calendar'. Published in 1815, it was not updated or reprinted (and is consequently a very rare book). Indeed it was never really emulated until 1968, when the Good Food Guide to London was first issued.


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    Title
    The Epicure's Almanack
    Subtitle
    Eating and Drinking in Regency London: The Original 1815 Guidebook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Roylance, Edited by Janet Ing Freeman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,102 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780712358613
    ISBN 10: 0712358617
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, JFC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 240
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    DC22: 914.210486
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBKESL
    DC23: 647.9542109034
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, JBCC4
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    25 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    31 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Janet Ing Freeman is an Honorary Visiting Professor at University College London. Her previous books include (jointly with Arthur Freeman) John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century (Yale UP, 2004).