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  • The accomplish'd female instructor
  • Subjects: manners, confectionary, dyeing,

    • 1. The accomplish'd female instructor: or, a very useful companion for ladies, gentlewomen, and others. In two parts. Part I. Treating of generous breeding and behaviour; choice of company, friendship; the art of speaking well. etc. . . . Part II. Treating of making curious confectionaries, or sweetmeats, jellies, syrups, cordial-waters . . . to know good provisions, dye curious colours, whiten ivory . . . physical and chyrurgical [sic] receipts . . . and a great number of other useful and profitable things.
      London: printed for J. Knapton   1704
      16 cm   184 p.  
      GB:   LBL   LWML*  
      US:   DCLC   ICJ   ICN  

      1. The preface is signed 'R. G.'; and BMCat. (1961) lists the work under 'G., R.'

  • The accomplish'd housewife, and house-keeper's
  • Subjects: cookery,

    • 1. The accomplish'd housewife, and house-keeper's pocket-companion, or the compleat family cook. etc.
      printed by the author   1736
      155 p.   1 sh. 6 d.  

      1. The only known reference to this work is in Oxford.

      Cited: Oxford, p. 68

  • The accomplish'd housewife
  • Subjects: cookery,

    • 1. The accomplish'd housewife; or, the gentlewoman's companion. etc.
      London: printed for J. Newbery   1745
      17 cm.   431 p.   3 sh.  
      GB:   LWML   LeU(B)*  
      US:   DCLC   ICU   MH  

      1. Oxford, p. 75, wrongly gives 'gent1eman's companion' in the main title.
      2. A note in this work recommends readers who want a larger system of cookery to consult Harrison, S., The house-keeper's pocket-book.
      3. Pennell, p. 156, gives the date as '1748', which could indicate that there was a 2nd ed.
      4. Gents.Mag., vol. 15 (Aug. 1745), p. 448, confirms that the price was 3 sh., but Scotts Mag., vol. 7 (Aug. 1745), p. 400, quotes the price as '3 sh. 6 d.' The LeU(B) copy contains the bookplate of Francis Otway, Esq
      5. Another LeU(B) copy is inscribed 'A. Cunningham'.

      Bitting, p. 513; Oxford, p. 75

  • The accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving
  • Subjects: preserving, cookery, gardening,

    • 1. The accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving, physick, beautifying, cookery and gardening. etc. 9th ed. inlarged.
      London: printed by Benjamin Harris   sold by Benjamin Harris   1706
      15 cm.   4, 176 p. frontis  
      US:   DCLC   KMK   MH*  

      --10th ed. inlarged. London: printed for D. Pratt, 1719. LBL: KMK
      --11th ed. inlarged. London: printed for John Willis and Joseph Boddington, [c.1720]. OBL: NPV
      1. For earlier editions see Wing STC, vol. 3 (1951), p. 504, and BMCat. (1963) under P.,T. Both attribute authorship to Hannah Woolley (or Wolley), whose life is given in DNB, vol. 31 (1909), pp- 902-3
      2. The preface is signed 'T.P.' in the 11th edition.

      Bitting, p. 513; Oxford, pp. 37-8

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