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GLASSE, HANNAH   1708-1770


  • The art of cookery, made plain and easy
  • Subjects: cookery, recipes,

    • 1. The art of cookery, made plain and easy; which far exceeds any thing of the kind ever yet published. etc. [by a lady].
      London: printed for the author   Sold at Mrs. Ashburn's, a china-shop, the corner of Fleet-Ditch   1747
      29 cm. 3 sh. stitched and 5 sh. bound.   ii, 166 p.  
      GB:   ENLS*   LBL   LeU(B)  
      US:   KMK   MH   NYPL  

      --2nd ed. with additions. London: printed for the author, 1747. D0CL; LeU(B): DCLC; KMK
      --3rd ed. London: printed for the author, 1748. BPL; CUL; LeU(B): ICJ; KMK; MCR
      --3rd ed. Dublin: printed for E. and J. Exshaw, 1748. --: DCLC; MH
      --another ed. London: printed for the author, [c.1750]. GUL: MCR
      --4th ed. with additions. London: printed for the author, 1751. LBL; LWML; LeU(B): MCR; MH; NYPL
      . --another ed. [with changed title: the new art of cookery]. Dublin: printed for John Exshaw, 1753. DNLI: KMK
      --5th ed. with additions. London: printed; and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's, 1755. LBL; LGL; LeU(B): CtY; KMK; Phi
      --supplement. An appendix to Mrs. G1asseís cookery: containing many new and useful receipts, in all branches of the art . . . to which is added a copious index to this and all the octavo editions. London: printed for the author, and sold by A. Millar and T. Trye, 1758. 3-48 p. 20 cm. 1 sh. EUL; LeU(B): -- --6th ed. with additions. London: printed for the author, and sold by A. Millar and T. Trye,

      Bitting, pp. 186-9; Oxford, pp. 76-7

  • The compleat confectioner: or, the whole art of confectionary
  • Subjects: confectionary,

    • 1. Reference
      [c.1760]
      21 cm.   iv, 304, xvi p.  
      GB:   LBL*   OBL  
      US:   CtY   MH   NYPL  

      --another ed. with the new art of brewing. Dublin: printed for J. Exshaw, 1762. DNLI; LBL; LWS: NB; NYPL
      --another ed. London: printed for J. Cooke, [c.1765]. DoCL; ESBL: MWelC; MiD
      --another ed. London: printed for J. Cooke, 1772. LWML: DCLC; KMK
      --another ed: London: printed for J. Cooke, 1787. CUL
      --another ed. with additions and corrections by Maria Wilson. London: printed by J. W. Myers, for West and Hughes, 1800. --: ICJ; KMK
      --another ed. with considerable additions and corrections by Maria Wilson. London: printed by J. D. Dewick . . . and sold by R. Dutton for West and Hughes, 1800. (see note 4). LWML: NcU
      1. See previous entry: GLASSE, Hannah, The art of cookery, where the name in the main entry and for the 5th ed. is given as 'Ashburn' and not 'Ashburner'.
      2. Robb-Smith Bib., p. 3, states that the year 1762 was misprinted 'MDCCXLII' [1742].
      3. For a copy - see J. W. Myers, for West and Hughes, 1800, that is (or was) in the British Isles see BABCat., No. BA/20, p. 31.
      4. See later entry: HOL

      Bitting, p. 190; Oxford, pp. 90-1

  • The servant's directory, or house-keeper's companion
  • Subjects: household management, cookery, accounts,

    • 1. The servant's directory, or house-keeper's companion: wherein the duties of the chamber-maid, nursery-maid, house-maid, landery-maid [sic], scullion, or under-cook . . . to which is annexed . . . directions for keeping accounts. etc.
      London: printed for the author   Sold by W. Johnston . . . [and] at Mrs. Ashburnham's [sic] china-shop,   1760
      21 cm.   viii, 4-80, 432 p.  
      GB:   ENLS*   LBL   LeU(B)  
      US:   DCLC   KMK   NPV  

      --another ed. New York: printed for [----], 1760.
      --another ed. Dublin: printed by James Potts, [c.1761].
      --4th ed. improved. Dublin: printed by James Potts, 1762. --: MNU
      1. The majority of the part: devoted to accounts is ruled for 366 days.
      2. See the two previous entries for GLASSE, Hannah, Where, in the first, the name is given as 'Ashburn' and, in the second, is listed as 'Ashburner'. Here it changes to 'Ashburnham' (or, according to Rudolph, p. 47, to 'Asburnham').
      3. It would seem that Hugh Gaine did not continue to hold copies of the 1760 work for sale at his bookstore in Hanover Square, New York City; but 'by 1792 his catalog of importations, which he published in book form, offered three titles: "Glasse's New Art of Cookery made plain and easy, which far exceeds any thing of the kind ever yet published. Mrs. Frazer's Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, with Figures of Dinners. Mrs. Maciver's Cookery and Pastry.” These titles are entered under Miscellany in his roughly classified

      Bitting, p. 190; Oxford, pp. 89-90


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