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A Perfect School of Instructions for the Officers of the Mouth by Giles Rose, 1682
'A Perfect School of Instructions for the Officers of the Mouth: Shewing the whole art of A Master of the Houshold, A Master Carver, A Master Butler, A Master Confectioner, A Master Cook, A Master Pastryman' by Giles Rose, published by R Bentley and M Magnes in London in 1682. This book is a paraphrase of 'L'Escole parfaite des officiers de bouche; contenant le vray maistre-d'hotel, le grand escuyer tranchant, le sommelier royal, le confiturier royal, le cuisinier royal et le patissier royal' which was published by J Ribou in Paris in 1662. Despite its obvious derivation the title page claims 'The like never before extant in any Language.'

Like the original this book contains information about napkin folding.

A full copy of the work can be accessed here. The pages relating to the folding of serviettes are reproduced below.


The book contains: