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A Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery;

  • Author:
    Kettilby, Mary
  • Publisher:
    Printed for the Executrix of Mary Kettilby, and Sold by W. Parker at the King's Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard., London, 1734
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For the Use of all Good wives, tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By several Hands. The Fifth Edition. To which is Added A Second Part, Containing a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet Meats, etc. Two parts bound in one. Part one being a fifth edition, part two being a fourth edition, both dated 1734. 8vo. viii, 1 - 183, Index & title page etc to Part II [9 pages], 194 - 272. pp. Separate title pages to each part. Mid 19th century half sheep. "Nothing can be more self-evident, than that the usefulness, and consequently, the value of such books of this kind, depends upon the integrity of the writers, the pains they take themselves and the good help and assistance they can procure from others...I can assure you that a number of very curious and delicate house-wives clubb'd to furnish out this collection, for the service of young and inexperienced Dames, who may from hence be instructed in the polite management of their kitchens, and the art of adorning their tables with a splendid frugality." A fine collection of recipes, home medications and an altogether entertaining read Woodcut head and tail pieces and decorative initial letters. Very good condition. A little rubbed with some wear at extremities. Early ink manuscript signature to title page. Some light ink marking to p66. Small blind stamped seal of Swinnerton and Brown, Booksellers, Macclesfield to ffep.
  • Our price: £475.00

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