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- The compleat cook: prescribing the most ready ways for dressing flesh and fish
The compleat cook: prescribing the most ready ways for dressing flesh and fish, ordering sauces, pickles, jellies, etc. and making pastry after the newest manner.
London: printed for J. Phillips, H. Rhodes and J. Taylor 1710
16 cm. 138 p.
US: CU-B NcD
--another ed. London: printed for J. Phillips, H. Rhodes and J. Taylor, [c.1710]. LWML:
1. The LeU(B) copy of this work is bound with the 1Ith ed. of The queen's closet opened; see later entry: QUEEN.
Bitting, p. 533
- The compleat English family companion
The compleat English family companion. Consisting of a collection of near a thousand curious and uncommon receipts in cookery, pastry . . . winemaking . . . pickling . . . brewing . . . with plain and easy instructions for chusing all sorts of eatables . . . to which is added, the compleat servant maid, likewise the art of clear starching, etc.
London: printed for [----]. 1769
19 cm. viii, 9-200 p. pls.
1. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed: 'John Taylor, Wigan'.
- The compleat family companion: or, the whole art of cookery made plain and easy
The compleat family companion: or, the whole art of cookery made plain and easy; in a method intirely new and suited to every capacity . . . Also curious extracts from a famous treatise on the teeth, their disorder and cure. Directions for marketing . . . with an excellent method for preserving of metals from rust, such as guns, grates, candlesticks, etc. [by a gentlewoman].
London: printed for the author DDDD 1753
18 cm. viii, 9-128 p.
US: CJ NYPL
-- another ed. London: printed for [----], [c.1787].
1. The 1753 work could have been written by Penelope Bradshaw. The phrase in the title- page about teeth is identical to the one employed in another 1753 work; see under earlier entry: BRADSHAW, Penelope, Bradshaw's family companion.
2. The only known reference to the 1787 edition is given by Hazlitt, p. 177. If the assumption in note above is correct the probable date of publication is nearer 1757 than '1787'.
- The compleat family cook. Consisting of a collection of near a thousand
The compleat family cook. Consisting of a collection of near a thousand curious and uncommon receipts in soops [sic] made-dishes . . . also bills of fare for every month in the year . . . a book necessary for mistresses of families, higher and lower women servants . . . and calculated for the preservation of health . . . revised and corrected by an eminent cook . . . To which is added the London and country brewer . . . with a copious treatise on malt liquors . . . the art of clear starching, ironing, . . . the servant maid's best companion. etc.
Hull: printed by J. Rawson and Son 1766
17 cm. 216 p. pls.
1. The 1766 work is certainly a pirated or spurious version of Elizabeth Moxon's book (see under later entry: MOXON, Elizabeth, English housewifery).
Bitting, p. 534
- The compleat servant maid: or, the young maidens tutor
The compleat servant maid: or, the young maidens tutor. directing them how they may fit, and qualifie themselves for any of these employments. viz .... cook-maid . . . housemaid . . . a supplement containing the choicest receipts and A rarest secrets in physick and chirurgery. etc. 7th ed. with additions.
London: printed for Eben. Tracy [c.1702]
--8th ed. with additions. London: printed for E. Tracy, 1711.
--9th ed. with large additions. London: printed for D. Midwinter, 1729. --: ICN
1. The only known reference to the 1702 edition is Bib.Ann., vol. 2 (1701-3), p. 16.
2. The only known reference to the 1711 edition is Sotheby Cat. (5 Nov. 1971), p. 78.
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