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BRADSHAW, PENELOPE   flourished 1750

  • Bradshaw's family companion
  • Subjects: cookery, household management, teeth,

    • 1. Bradshaw's family companion. Containing directions for marketing and housewifery; with . . . receipts in cookery . . . also curious extracts from a famous treatise on the teeth, their disorder and cure. etc.
      London: printed for the author   1753
      21 cm.   9-96 p.   1 sh.  
      GB:   LWML*  

      1. The LWML copy contains an additional 98 pages of manuscript receipts.

  • Bradshaw's valuable family jewel
  • Subjects: cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickling, brewing, medicine,

    • 1. Bradshaw's valuable family jewel, and a store-house of such curious matters, as all ought to be acquainted with, being a collection of near three hundred of the most approved receipts in cookery, pastery [sic], confectionary [sic], preserv- ing, pickling . . . brewing. etc. To which is added, a collection of near three hundred family receipts of medicines. etc. 5th ed. with very large additions.
      [London]: printed for P. Bradshaw 1 sh.   1749
      16 cm.   [Part 1] 48 p. [Part 2] 49-88 p.  
      GB:   LeU(B)*  

      --6th ed. [London]: printed for P. Bradshaw, 1749. GPL(M): KMK
      --9th ed. with additions. [London]: printed for P. Bradshaw, [c.1750]. --: DCLC
      --10th ed. [London]: printed for P. Bradshaw, 1748. --: KMK
      --12th ed. [London]: printed for the author, 1752. LeU(B)
      --a new ed. [ London]: printed for the author, [c.1755]. LeU(B)
      1. The 1748 edition (10th ed.) gives a joint authorship: Mrs Penelope Bradshaw and 'the late ingenious Mr. Lambart, [sic] confectioner', who was probably Edw. Lambert; see LAMBERT, Edward, The art of confectionary. It is odd that this edition, the 10th, which was certainly printed in 1748, has a higher edition number than the 6th ed., which was certainly printed in 1749, and the 9th ed., which was probably printed in 1750. If the figures for the years were not wrongly printed (and such a mistake seems unlikely), then Mrs Bradshaw could have been misusing edition numbers to imply by 1748 that she had written a work that was much in demand.
      2. Although the contents of the 1752 edition (

      Bitting, p. 56

  • The family jewel, and compleat housewife's companion
  • Subjects: cookery, household management, pastry,

    • 1. The family jewel, and compleat housewife's companion: or, the whole art of cookery made plain and easy. In a method entirely new, and suited to every . capacity; calculated for the preservation of health, and on the principles of frugality, including things useful, substantial and splendid. Containing compleat directions in marketing, and other branches of housewifry [sic], and above 400 receipts . . . Being the result of forty years experience, and an attentive observation on all the books of cookery that have ever yet been published. With an index directing to every receipt . . . With remarks by a London pastry-cook, of long and extensive practice. Also an addition of about 200 receipts, and a bill of fare for every month in the year; with the manner of placing the dishes. 6th ed.
      London: printed for R. Whitworth   1754
      17 cm.   144 p.  
      GB:   LeU(B)*  
      US:   NNNAM  

      1. No other editions have been located, and it is possible that this edition, although numbered '6th', was the only one published. From note 1, under the previous entry, it has been shown that Mrs Bradshaw could have misused edition numbers.
      2. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed 'Thos. Grover's Booke 1755'.

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