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Wolley, Hannah   


  • Cooks guide
  • Subjects: cookery,

    • 1. The Cooks Guide: /or, / Rare receipts / for / Cookery. / published / and set forth particularly for Ladies / and gentlewoman; being very benefi / cial for all those that desire the true way of dres- / sing of all sorts of Flesh, fowls, and fish; the best directions for all manner of kickshaws, and the / most Ho-good sauces: whereby Noble persons / and others in their hospitalities may be gratified / in their Gusto's. Never before printed. // By Hannah Wolley.
      Peter Dring   1664
      [i-xxiv] 1-100 [101]   8od A8 a4B-G8, H in 4
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      [iii] Dedication: to Anne Wroth - wife of Sir Henry Wroth.
      [vii] Dedication to Mary Wroth: ingenious young gentlewoman - daughter of Henry Wroth.
      [xi] Address: to Ladies & Gentlewomen.
      [xv] Table: indexed alphabetically to page number.
      See also: The Queen-like Closet (1670); and possibly The "Compleat Cook's Guide" (1677).

      Wing: only this entry for 1664 is listed.

  • Ladies directory in preserving and candying
  • Subjects: preserves, sugar, candy,

    • 1. The Ladies Directory in choice Experiments & Curiosities of preserving and candying both fruits and flowers
      1661
      8o
      GB:   LB  

      D-7944.a.58

    • 2. — The Ladies Directory in choice Experiments & Curiosities of preserving in jellies, and candying both fruits and flowers
      1662
      8o
      GB:   LB  

      D-7944.a.24

  • The queen-like closet - overview
    • 1. The queen-like closet, A Supplement to the Queen-like Closet, The Second Part of the Queen-like Closet

      Although some volumes bind together various editions, such as the BL copy of "The Queen Like Closet" (1684) and "Second Part" (1674), "The Queenlike Closet", with its "Second Part" and "Supplement", appear to have been treated as separate items but frequently printed and/or bound together. One complete book at Leeds holds the 1684 printing of each section. The three sections are presented here as individual items.

  • Supplement to the queenlike closet
  • Subjects: household, leisure, medicine,

    • 1. A / Supplement / to the / Queen-like / Closet; / or / a little / of / every thing. / presented / to all ingenious ladies, / and gentlewomen. / By Hannah Woolley.
      T. R.   Richard Lownds   1674
      [i-xvi] 1-200   12od A8 B-L12 K4
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      [iii] Address: To all ingenius Ladies & Gentlewomen, a poem.
      [v] Address: To the Reader, about what is in the book.
      [xi] advertisement: for women to get jobs, go to Mr Richard Wolleys house in old-Bailey, Golden Cap court. He is Master of Arts and Reader at St. Martin's Ludgate.
      [xiii] Table: alphabetical index to page number.

      Wing: Lowndes, 1672, see W3283, also W3287A - 1680, W3288 - 1684

    • 2. — A / Supplement / to the / Queen-like / Closet, / or / a little / of / everything. / presented to all ingenious ladies and gentlewomen. // By Hannah Wooley. /
      R. Chiswell, T. Sawbridge   1684

      See entry for "Queen-like Closet" (1684).

  • The Ladies Delight
  • Subjects: preserving, cookery, domestic medicine,

    • 1. The / Ladies Delight: / or, a / Rich Closet / of Choice /experiments & curieties / Containing the Art of / Preserving and candying / both Fruits and Flowers: / Together with the Exact Cook; or, the art of / Dressing all sorts of Flesh, Fowl / and Fish.
      T. M.   N. Crouch   1672
      7.8 x 13   frontis [i-iv] 1 - 137 [138] 138-256 [257-258] 259 -300 [301 - 333]   12o A2 B-P12 Q in 4
      GB:   LB  

      Title-page also says: By Hannah Wooley, Ladies Physical Closet: excellent receipts, rare waters for beautifying face and body
      Frontis: lady and maid.
      This copy is a little book, with cheap printing.
      The book contains three parts as if mimicking "The Queens Closet Opened" (1655): Preserving and Candying; The Exact Cook (which duplicates material from "The Cook's Guide" (1664)) running [138] - 256; and The Ladies Physical Closet (with the same material to appear in "The Accomplish'd Ladies Delight" (1673) running 157-300. [301- 333] contain bills of fare and a content index.
      The book is translated into German as "Frauen Zimmers Zeit Vertrieb"É.Hambburg 1674.

      Wing: Crouch, Nathaniel 1, 1672, see W3279 -only one entry listed - 1672

  • Gentlewoman's companion or guide to the femal sex
  • Subjects: serving, servants, behaviour, cookery, medicine, conserves,

    • 1. The / Gentlewoman's Companion; / or, a / Guide to the / Female Sex: / Containing / Directions of Behaviour, in all places, companies, / relations, and conditions,from their child - / hood to old Age: viz.as, /
      Children to Parents Huswifes to the House
      Scholars to Governors Mistresses to Servants
      Single to Servants Mothers to Children
      Virgins to Suitors Widows to the World
      Married to Husbands. Prudent to all.
      With Letters & Discourses / upon all Occasions. / Whereunto is added, A Guide for Cook- maids, Dairy - /maids, Chamber-maids, and all others that go into Service - / The whole beingn an exact rule for the Female Sex in General.
      A. Maxwell   Edward Thomas   1675
      10.5 x 16   [i-xxvi] 1-262 [263-273]   8o A8 B8 B-S8
      GB:   LB  

      The book is very similar in structure to "The Ladies Delight" (1672). It is difficult to know whether this was a 'knock-off' of a popular book, a re-editing for a different, servant, audience. See following entries, especially the citation from 1655, which imply that it may be an early version, possibly the first publishing of Hannah Wooley's work, and occurring at a time when the genre was offering books in three parts. She notes that she draws on her "Ladies Directory" and "Cook's Guide"; and says she has used the "Queen's Closet", Robert May, and the "Ladies Companion" The book contains advice on serving, on cookery (material from "Cook's Guide" from 116), on medicine (from 161), and preserves and conserves (185-203). The printing is crude, with no clear chapter headings, cheap production.

      Wing: Thomas, Edward, 1675, see W3277 for entry below. Also entries; 3276A - 1673, 3278 - 1682.

    • 2. — The gentlewomans companion; or, a guide to the female sex... With letters and discourses upon all occasions. Whereunto is added, a guide for cook-maids... and all others that go to service...
      London   1655

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    • 3. — The gentlewomans companion : or, A guide to the female sex: containing directions of behaviour, in all places, companies, relations, and conditions ... Whereunto is added a guide for cook-maids, dairy-maids ...
      A. Maxwell   Dorman Newman   1673

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    • 4. — The gentlewomans companion; or, A guide to the female sex : containing directions of behaviour, in all places companies, relations, and conditions, from their childhood down to old age: viz. As, children to parents. Scholars to governours. Single to servants. Virgins to suitors. Married to husbands. Huswifes to the house. Mistresses to servants. Mothers to children. Widows to the world. prudent to all. With letters and discourses upon all occasions. Whereunto is added, a guide for cook-maids, dairy-maids, chamber-maids, and all others that go to service. The whole being an exact rule for the female sex in general. The third edition.
      T. J.   Edward Thomas   1682

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  • Accomplished ladys delight
  • Subjects: carving, confectionary, cookery, cosmetics, domestic medicine, household, husbandry, angling,

    • 1. The Accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving, physick, beautifying, and cookery Containing, I. The art of preserving and candying fruits & flowers, and the making of all sorts of conserves, syrups, and Jellies. II. The physical cabinet, or, excellent receipts in physick and chirurgery; together with some rare beautifying waters, to adorn and add loveliness to the face and body: and also some new and excellent secrets and experiments in the art of angling. 3. The compleat cooks guide, or, directions for dressing all sorts of flesh, fowl, and fish, both in the English and French mode, with all sauces and sallets; and the making pyes, pasties, tarts, and custards, with the forms and shapes of many of them.
      B. Harris   1675

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      Wing: Harris, Sarah, 1686, see W3272A for 1675, also entries W3268 - 1675, W3268a - 1677, W3269 - 1677, W3270 - 1683, W3271 - 1684, W3272 - 1685, W3272A - 1686, W3273 - 1696 (7th ed.)

    • 2. — The Accomplish'd Ladies Delight É
      1677
      [i-iv] 1-380   8o A-Q8

      Frontis similar to Queen-like Closet, but different recipes.

    • 3. — The accomplish'd ladies delight in preserving, physick, beautifying and cookery. Containing I. The art of preserving, and candying fruits and flowers... II. The physical cabinet, or excellent receipts in physick and chirurgery... III. The compleat cooks guide...
      1684

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      Edition/Format: Book : English : The fourth edition enlarged

    • 4. — The Accomplish'e / Ladies Delight / in / preserving, physick, beautifying= / ing, and cookery. / Containing // I. The Art of preserving, and candying fruits and flowers, and the making of all sorts of conserve, syrups, and jellies. // II. The physical cabinet, or excellent receipts in physick and chirurgery, together with some rare beautifying waters, to / adorn and add loveliness to the face and body - / and also some new and excellent secrets and ex- / periments in the art of angling. // III. The Compleat Cook's guide, or, directions for dressing all sorts of flesh, fowl / and fish, both in the English and French mode, / with all sauces and sallets, and the making Pyes, / Pastries, tarts, and custards, with the forms and shapes of many of them. // The Sixth edition enlarged. /
      Sarah Harris   1686
      8.2 x 14.5   [i-vi] 1-208 [209-220]   12o χ2 A-I12 K in 6
      GB:   LeU(B)  

      Licensed July 14, 1686 Rob Midgeley. A well-printed book.
      ? : 2 plates: a frontis, and a portrait of a woman.
      A2 Address: to the Ladies and Gentlewomen, signed T.P.
      Art of Preserving: 1; Physick & Chirgery: 66 (begins with plate of woman fishing); Angling 107 with plate of fish (114); tipped in pie designs 156-7; Cook's Guide from 177; Carving 198; Bills of Fare 200; Order of Feast [205] signed BH; Tables [209- 220].
      tipped in pie designs 156-7. The 'Ladies Physical Closet' in "The Ladies Delight" (1672) has become section II: the 'physical cabinet' in this book. The material in section III is from the "Cook's Guide" (1664), not "The Compleat Cook's Guide" (below at 1677).

      Wing: Harris, Sarah, 1686, see W3272A for 1675, also entries W3268 - 1675, W3268a - 1677, W3269 - 1677, W3270 - 1683, W3271 - 1684, W3272 - 1685, W3272A - 1686, W3273 - 1696 (7th ed.). Another edition 1715 (Brotherton Library, L).

  • The compleat servant maid
  • Subjects: servant, service, housekeeper, maid, handwriting, domestic medicine, grocery,

    • 1. The compleat servant-maid; or, The young maidens tutor : Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting woman, house-keeper, chamber-maid, cook-maid, under cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy- maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Composed for the great benefit and advantage of all young maidens.
      T. Passinger   1677

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    • 2. — The compleat servant-maid; or, The young maidens tutor : Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting- woman, house-keeper, chamber-maid, cook-maid, under cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy- maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Whereunto is added a supplement containing the choicest receipts, and rarest secrets in physick and chyrurgery. Composed for the great benefit and advantage of all young maidens.
      T. Passinger   1683
      8.5 x 14.0   [1-8] 9-122   12o A-E12

      Licensed 1671
      Epistle: to all Young Maidens 'Sweet Hearts É'.
      Poorly engraved frontis. Printing similar to 1677.
      Appears to have been taken from Wooley's "Gentlewomen's Companion".
      World CAT : Book : eBook : Microfilm : Master microform

      Wing: Passinger, Thomas, 1677, W3273A, see also W3273B - 1683 (3rd ed.), W3274 - 1685 (3rd ed.), W3275 - 1691 (5th ed.)

    • 3. — The compleat servant-maid; or, The young maidens tutor : Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting- woman, house-keeper, chamber-maid, cook-maid, under cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy- maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Whereunto is added a supplement containing the choicest receipts, and rarest secrets in physick and chyrurgery. Composed for the great benefit and advantage of all young maidens.
      Thomas Passinger   1685

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    • 4. — The compleat servant-maid; or, The young maidens tutor : Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting- woman, house-keeper, chamber-maid, cook-maid, under cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy- maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Whereunto is added a supplement containing the choicest receipts, and rarest secrets in physick and chyrurgery. Composed for the great benefit and advantage of all young maidens.
      Thomas Passinger   1691

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    • 5. — The compleat servant-maid: or, The young maidens tutor : Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting- woman, house-keeper, chamber-maid, cook-maid, under-cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy- maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Whereunto is added a suppiiment [sic] containing the choicest receipts and rarest secrets in physick and chyrurgery; also for salting and drying English ham equal to Westphalia. The compleat market-man and market-woman, in buying fowl, fish, flesh, &c. and to know their goodness or badness in every respect, to prevent being cheated. Never before printed.
      Eben Tracy   1700

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    • 6. — The compleat servant-maid: or, The young maidens tutor Directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. Viz. Waiting-woman, house-keeper. Chamber-maid, cook-maid, under-cook-maid, nursery-maid, dairy-maid, laundry-maid, house-maid, scullery-maid. Whereunto is added a suppliment [sic] containing the choicest receipts and rarest secrets in physick and chyrurgery; also for salting and drying English hams equal to Westphalia. The compleat market-man and market-woman, in buying fowl, fish, flesh, &c. and to know their goodness or badness in every respect, to prevent being cheated. Never before printed.
      1704

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  • Compleat gentlewoman or whole duty of a woman
  • Subjects: women's life, behaviour,

    • 1. The compleat gentlewoman: or, the whole duty of a woman. : Containing rules of behaviour in all places, companies, relations, and conditions whatever. With directions to dress (after the best manner) flesh, fish, fowl, &c. either bak'd, boil'd, roasted, stew'd, frigasied, fry'd, broil'd, or hash'd. Also, to make sauces, pickles, preserves, and conserves, &c. Likewise, many curious physical receipts. Also, divers letters and dialogues, or discourses on all occasions. To which is added, the way to live for two-pence a day, and to save soap, shoes, candles, shifts, coals, &c. with the worth of a penny. And divers other curious matters. The whole being an exact rule for the female sex to walk by.
      B. T. [publisher]   1706?

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      Could be published 1707.


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