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  • The family chronicle
  • Subjects: family,

    • 1. The family chronicle. etc.
      [----]: printed for Cooper   1757
      2 sh.  

      I. The only known reference to this work is given in Scots Mag., vol. 19 (Dec. 1757), p. 672.

  • The family companion for health: or plain, easy and certain rules
  • Subjects: household management, health, medicine,

    • 1. The family companion for health: or plain, easy and certain rules . . . which . . . will . . . keep families free from diseases, and procure them long life.
      London: printed for F. Fayram and J. Leake   1729
      20 cm.   426 p.  
      GB:   LBL*   LWML  

      I. The following passage appears in the introduction: 'By this small volume, the charitable housekeepers, for whose use it is written, will be enabled to give relief to their menials, without the assistance of an apothecary or physician: it is charity on all hands.
      2. BMCat. (1961), has the following note under 'Family': 'The practical physician for travelers was published by the author of The Family companion for health; to which this treatise is intended for a supplement.' The former is outwith the terms of this short-list, but the latter, which was published separately, is not.

  • Family oeconomist or compleat cook and caterer
  • Subjects: household management, servants,

    • 1. Family oeconomist or compleat cook and caterer . . . to which is prefixed the servant's best companion. etc.
      Dublin: printed for [----]   1766
      GB:   LBL [ref. only]  

      1. This entry is based on the BMCat. but the British Library copy to which it refers was destroyed in the Second World War.

  • The family magazine: in two parts
  • Subjects: cookery, household management, wine, medicine,

    • 1. The family magazine: in two parts. Part I. Containing useful directions in all the branches of house-keeping and cookery . . . together with the art of making English wines .... Part II. Containing a compendious body of physick . . . with a supplement containing a great variety of experienced receipts, from two excellent family collections. etc. [Anon.].
      London: printed for J. Osborn   1741
      19 cm%. LLLL BI:@LGL@LBL*@LePL   xiv, 123, 324 p.   5 sh.  
      US:   DCLC   MH   NNNAM  

      --2nd ed. revised and inlarged. London: printed for J. Osborn, 1743. LBL
      --3rd ed. revised and corrected. London: printed for J. Osborn, 1747. LWML: CtY; KMK
      --4th ed. [----]: printed for [----], 1754.
      1. The following statement appears in the preface of the 1741 ed.: 'Being still teized [sic] for some name, I will, tho' not my right one, subscribe that of Arabella Atkyns.' The author also states that Part II was taken from a commonplace book of her late brother, a physician, but it contains so many revolting remedies that her claim must be regarded with suspicion. Part I is good.
      2. Gents.Mag., vol. 10 (Oct. 1740), p. 128, confirms that the price was 5 sh., but Scots Mag., vol. 2 (Oct. 1740), p. 488, quotes the price as 5 sh. 6 d.
      3. See Oxford, p. 72, for reference to the 4th ed. (1754) edition; and next entry: FAMILY, The family magazine.

      Bitting, p. 550; Oxford, pp. 71-2

  • The family magazine, or accomplish'd housewife and house-keeper's pocket- companion
  • Subjects: cookery, recipes, pickling, preserving,

    • 1. The family magazine, or accomplish'd housewife and house-keeper's pocket- companion; containing several hundred curious and most useful recipes in cookery, pickling, preserving. etc. 4th ed.
      [London]: printed for the author   1754
      US:   MH  

      1. This work is probably the 4th ed. of the previous entry (see FAMILY, The family magazine) without Part II, but with a changed title-page. Unfortunately, the present compiler has not been able to verify this probability with Harvard University Library. See ACCOMPLISHÓD (1736).

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