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M., W. [Henrietta Maria]   


  • Queens closet opened
  • Subjects: domestic medicine, confectionary, cosmetics, distillation, preservation,

    • 1. The Queens Closet opened. Incomparable secrets Physick, Chirugery, preserving, candying, and cookery; As they were presented to the Queen By the most experienced Persons of our times, many whereof were honoured with her owne practice, when she pleased to descend to these more private recreations. Never before published. Transcribed from the true copies of her majesties own receipt-book by W. M. one of her late servants. Vivit post funera virtus.
      Nathaniel Brook.   1655
      [i-vi] 1-296 [297-318] 317-18   12od A (in6) C-Q
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      Q-Q9: index to Pearl [1-191]
      Q9v-Q12: index to Delight [195-295]
      Pages 317-18: publisher's advertisements.
      1. The Queen's Cabinet opened: or the pearl of practise; accurate, physical and chirugical receipts 1655, 1668
      2. A Queen's Delight, or the art of preserving, conserving, and candying; as also a right knowledge of making perfumes, and distilling the most excellent waters.
      Printed for Nathaniel Brook, at the Angell in Cornhill, 1655
      3. The Compleat Cook. Expertly prescribing the most ready wayes, whether Italian, Spanish or French. For dressing of Flesh, and Fish, ordering of sauces, or making of Pastry
      London, Printed for Nath. Brook at the Angel in Corn-hill 1655
      Epistle to Reader: writer was in the Queen's household and took any recipes down: printed to avoid pirates: signed W. M.
      Contributors to The Pearl of Practise: Lady Hobbi, Countess of Arundel 1603, Lady Druries, Countess of Mounteagles, Lady Nevil, Lady Leonard, Lady Smith, Lady Goring, Lady Milmay, Lady Bray, Lady Dacres. These wome

      Wing: Brookes (1655) - [see M. W., 96] - this entry is listed first - subsequent editions are listed - up to 10 editions, by various - SEE entries 1659, 1671

  • Queens delight
  • Subjects: domestic medicine, confectionary, cosmetics, distillation, preservation,

    • 1. The / Queens Closet / opened. Incomparable secrets in / Physick, Chirugery, Pre- / serving, candying, and cookery, / ss they were presented to the / Queen / By the most experienced persons of our times, many whereof were honou- / red with her own practice, when / she pleased to descend to these more private recreations. / Never before published. / Transcribed from the true copies of her / majesties own receipt-books, / by W. M. one of her late servants. /
      Vivit post funera virtus.
      Nathaniel Brook   1655
      7.5 x 14.2   [i-vi] 1-192 [193-4] 195-296 [297-308] [1-2] 3-123 [124-131]   8od A-P8 A-E8 Q8
      GB:   LB  

      "Pearle of Practice": to page 192; "Queen's Delight" has a new titlepage on 193 and runs to 296 with a Table to the "Pearle of Practice" and the "Queen's Delight" [297- 308]; "Compleat Cook" has a new titlepage on the second A1 [1], and runs through to 123 with a Table [124-131].
      The Pearle of Practise does not have its own titlepage. See below for tp information for the following parts of the book.
      A2: publ ads
      A3: Epistle to generous reader
      A Queen's Delight
      A / Queen's Delight, / or / the art / of/ preserving, conserving, / and candying; / as also / a right knowledge of / making perfumes, / and distilling the most / excellent waters. / Never before published./
      PPPP Printed for Nathaniel Brook, at the / Angel in Cornhill, 1655 PPPF Nathaniel Brook
      DDDD 1655
      The Compleat Cook
      The / compleat cook. / expertly prescribing the / / most ready wayes, whether Italian, Spanish or French. / For dressing of Flesh, and Fish, / ordering of sauces, or making of Pastry.
      PPPP London, Printed for Nath. Brook at t

  • The compleat cook
  • Subjects: cookery, pastry, domestic medicine, preservation,

    • 1. The / compleat cook. / expertly prescribing the / / most ready wayes, whether Italian, Spanish or French. / For dressing of Flesh, and Fish, / ordering of sauces, or making of Pastry.
      1659
      [1] 3-123 [124-144]   12od A-F12
      GB:   LB  

      Table: [124-131], [132-144] publisher's advertisements.
      There is at least one further edition of this book in 1671 printed by E. Tyler and R. Holt for Nathaniel Brooks.

      Wing: see M91 -[Anr. ed.], 1659 ; see M94 - [Anr. ed.], 1671 - for The Compleat Cook there are other years and printers - see M88 - 1655, M89 - 1865, M 90 - 1658, M92 - 1662, M92a - 1663, M93 - 1668, M94a - 1679, M 94b - 1694

    • 2. — The Queen's Closet [as 1655]
      Corrected and reviewed, with many new and large / additions together with three exact Tables.
      J. W.   Nathaniel Brook   1668
      8.2 x 14.8   191 pp   12od A8 C-K12 L in 8
      GB:   LB  

      This copy is only "The Pearle of Practice". Copy still lacks B8.
      A3 Address: a new address To the reader
      A list of recipe-prescribers is up front before recipes, in 1655 the names are with the recipes.

      Wing: 100C ---[Anr. ed.]


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