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  • Choice Manual of secrets in physick and chyrugery
  • Subjects: confectionary, domestic medicine, preservation,

    • 1. A Choice Manual of rare and select secrets in physick and chyrugery; collected and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent late deceased. As also most exquisite ways of preserving, conserving, candying, &c.
      Gartrude Dawson   W. J. (Gent)   1653
      8.5 x 13.5   [i-viii] 1-128   8od A-I8
      GB:   LB  

      A2 Dedication: To the most virtuous and most Noble Lady, Latitia Popham, Wife of theHonorable and truly valiant Colonel Alexander Popham.
      A3v Address: To the Reader
      A4 Table of Contents: index is alphabetical to page numbers.
      Bound with separate printing of "A True Gentle Woman's Delight", with which it is frequently either bound or printed, and which it incorporates in the 1687 edition. 1663 edition substantially enlarged.
      Editions noted: 1656, 1659, 1663, 1687 (19th ed.))

      Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey; Norton did 1653 ed - 1st and [Anr.ed.] By R. Norton, 1653. 12 0 ; goes up to 19 editions - most by Gartrude Dawson - see Kent 310.

    • 2. — A Choice Manuall, or rare and select secrets inphysicke and chyrugery: collected, and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent, late diseased. Whereto are added several Experiments of the Virtues of Gascan pouder, and Lupis contra Tarvam by a professor of Physick, as also most exquisite waies of preserving, conserving,candying, &c. The Ninth Edition
      Gartrude Dawson   1656
      [i-xviii] 1-206   12od A-L12 K5
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      Pagination starts with receipts, finishes at end of K5. K6 starts next book.
      Dedication: To the most virtuous and most Noble Lady, Latitia Popham, Wife of the Honourable and truly valiant Colonel Alexander Popham. Describes itself as 'a rich Magazine of experience' [A3], and notes that Colonel Popham was W. J.'s patron. Signed W. Jar.
      Table of Contents: index is alphabetical to page numbers.
      Printed & Bound with: "A true Gentlewomans Delight" 1656

      Wing : 9th edition as listed

    • 3. — A Choice Manual É. Eleventh edition.
      Gartrude Dawson   William Shears   1659

      Another 1659 edition listed as 12th edition in WING

    • 4. — A Choice Manual of rare and select secrets in physick and chyrugery; collected and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent late deceased. As also most exquisite ways of preserving, conserving, candying, &c. The fourteenth edition.
      Gartrude Dawson   Margaret Shears   1663
      [i-xviii] 1-233 [234-236]   12od A-R12 S
      GB:   LB  

      This edition with additions from 1656 on 207-33. Printed with "The True Gentlewoman's Delight" (1663), starting on L9.
      Table: [235-236].
      Book has two engravings of heads: one opposite to title-page, and one tipped-in.

    • 5. — A Choice Manuall, or rare and select secrets inphysicke and chyrugery: collected, and practiced by the Right Honourable, the Countess of Kent, late diseased. Whereto are added several Experiments of the Virtues of Gascan pouder, and Lupis contra Tarvam by a professor of Physick, as also most exquisite waies of preserving, conserving,candying, &c. The Nineteenth Edition
      H. Mortlock   1687
      1-190   12od A-R12 S
      GB:   LB  

      Printed with "A True Gentlewoman's Delight" (1687) with separate pagination.
      The book has been reset, printed cheaply, some pages are missing, and the second engraving has been altered.

      Wing: Kent, E G also lists other editions not in the entries above - they are, by date only = 1653 (310A), 1653 (310B), 1653 - 2nd edition, 1654 - 4th edition, 1655 - 4th edition, 1661 - 13th edition, 1664 - 15th edition, 1665 - 15th edition, 1671 - 16th edition, & 1682 - 18th edition

  • A true gentlewomans delight
  • Subjects: confectionary, cookery, preservation, domestic medicine,

    • 1. A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
      R. Norton   W. J. (Gent)   1653
      [i-viii] 1-96   12od A-D12 E in 2
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      This copy is bound with "A Choice Manual" (1653). The last four pages are set down to fit.
      Index: alphabetical to page numbers at start.
      Dedication: To the Virtuous and most hopeful gentlewoman Mis. Anne Pile, EldestDaughter of the Honourable Sir Francis Pike Baronet, deceased. Signed: W. I.
      Address: To the Reader É W.I.
      Bound with Choice Manual 1653

      Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey - also 1653 ed. 'to be sold by William Shears'; also 1671 - 'A.M. for Margaret Shears; also 1687 - 'For H. Mortlock'@ (1656, 1663 - no 1663 ed in WING 1972, except under Kent, E G - A Choice ManuallÉÉÉÉ14th edition)

    • 2. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
      Gartrude Dawson   W. J. (Gent)   1656
      [i-xviii] 1-140   12od [K6-12] L-Q12
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      This book follows the printing of "A Choice Manual" (1656), starting at K6.
      Dedication: To the Virtuous and most hopeful gentlewoman Mrs. Anne Pile, Eldest
      Daughter of the Honourable Sir Francis Pile Baronet, deceased. Signed W. I.
      To the ReaderÉ W.I.
      Index: alphabetical to page numbers.

      Wing : nothing located under Dawson G 1656 - but reference (see above entry) to Kent, Elizabeth, Grey under date 1659.

    • 3. — The True Gentlewomans delight É. Eleventh edition.
      Gartrude Dawson   William Shears   1659

      Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey.

    • 4. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
      Gartrude Dawson   Margaret Shears   1663
      1-140   12od A-R12 S
      GB:   LB  

      Printed with "A Choice Manual" (1663), starting on L9.
      Table: [235-236].
      Book has two engravings of heads: one opposite to title-page, and one tipped-in.

    • 5. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
      H. Mortlock   1687
      1-140   12od A-R12 S
      GB:   LB  

      Printed with "A Choice Manual" (1687) with separate pagination.
      The book has been reset, printed cheaply, some pages are missing, and the second engraving has been altered.

      BLC 1037.1.10, (1,2.)


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