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EALES, MARY   flourished 1718-1730


  • The Compleat confectioner: or, the art of candying and preserving in its utmost perfection
  • Subjects: cookery, pickling, brewing, wine, health,

    • 1. The Compleat confectioner: or, the art of candying and preserving in its utmost perfection. Being a collection of all the receipts of the late ingenious Mrs. Eales . . . Familiarly adapted for the use of the ladies, and very necessary for all who are willing to excel in the most excellent qualifications of a good house-wife. Publish'd with the consent of her executors.
      London: printed for J. Brindley and R. Mountagu [sic]   1733
      18 cm.   100 p.   2 sh. 6 d.  
      GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*  
      US:   ICJ   KMK   MCR  

      --3rd ed. to which is added, a second part. Containing a curious collection of receipts in cookery, pickling, family physick . . . methods of brewing all sorts of malt liquors, and preparing sundry kinds of excellent made wines. etc. London: printed for R. Montagu, 1742.1 100, 103 p. 18 cm. OBL*: NYPL
      --5th ed. London: printed for C. Hitch and A. Millar, 1753. LBL; LeU(B): ViWC
      --a new ed .... collected by several hands. London: printed for W. Cavell, [c.1788]. LeU(B)
      1. This 'second part' (3rd, ed., 1742) was almost certainly not the work of Mary Eales, although it was 'added' to her book. The additional 'part' is identical in content to a work published separately in the same year for the same person, R. Montagu; see under entry: CURIOUS.

  • Mrs. Mary Eales's receipts
  • Subjects: recipes, royalty,

    • 1. Mrs. Mary Eales's receipts. Confectioner to her late Majesty Queen Anne.
      London: printed by H. Meere   1718
      18 cm.   100 p.   2. sh. 6 d.  
      GB:   EUL*   LWML   OBL  
      US:   DCLC   NIC   NYPL  

      --another ed. London: printed for J. Brindley, and F. Montagu, 1733. LeU(B): NYPL
      --2nd ed. corrected with additions. London: printed for J. Robson, 1767. LBL; LeU(B)
      1. Although this work by Mary Eales bears great similarity to her later published work, The compleat confectioner (see previous entry), there are sufficient differences to allow them to be regarded as separate books. It is interesting to note a sale in or about 1934; see B & G.Cat., No. 37, p. 7, which lists 'Mrs. Mary Eales's Receipts . . . [London, c. 1720]. An English MS. on 54 leaves, easily legible. This is a transcript of the first edition (1718).'

      Bitting, p. 139; Oxford, p. 55


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