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CHAMBERS, AMELIA   flourished 1800


  • The ladies best companion; or, a golden treasure for the fair sex
  • Subjects: cookery, wine, cosmetics, health,

    • 1. The ladies best companion; or, a golden treasure for the fair sex. Containing the whole arts of cookery . . . with plain instructions for making English wines . . . the art of preserving beauty . . . every lady her own and family's physician . . . also the family instructor. etc.
      London: printed for J. Cooke   [c. 1800]
      17 cm.   vii, 196 p. frontis.   3 sh.  
      GB:   LBL   LeU(B*  

      1. See earlier entry: BUTLER, Caroline, The new London and country cook, which has an identical frontispiece. As both works were printed for J. Cooke, it is possible that he decided to use again an apt illustration for another similar but completely separate work. The contents of the two books are entirely different.
      2. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed: 'E. Villars'.

      Oxford, pp. 127-8


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