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  • The house-keeper's guide, in the prudent management of their affairs
  • Subjects: household management,

    • 1. The house-keeper's guide, in the prudent management of their affairs, being several observations relating to the orderly and discreet government of private families, grounded upon reason, experience, and the Word of God. etc.1
      London: printed for A. Bosvile   1706
      264 p. frontis  
      US:   DFo   MH   PU  

      1. The preface is signed 'C. R.'
      2. Oxford states: 'The book is purely devotional, and is entered here as a warning to collectors who may see the title in a catalogueÓ; and then goes on to quote from 'A Servants Prayer', which is self-demeaning in the extreme.

      Oxford, pp. 50-1

  • The house-keeper's pocket book, and compleat family cook
  • Subjects: cookery, recipes, medicine,

    • 1. The house-keeper's pocket book, and compleat family cook. Containing several hundred curious receipts . . . to which is added, every man his own doctor, shewing the nature and faculties of the different sorts of foods. etc.
      [London]: printed by Thomas Martin   1776
      168 p. frontis  
      GB:   LBL*   LWML  

      --another ed. London; printed by Thomas Martin, 1783. LBL; LeU(B)
      --another ed. London: printed by Henry Fenwick, [c.1785]. --: CtY
      --another ed. [London]: printed for the booksellers in town and country, [c.1790].3 --: NYPL
      1. The contents of this work are entirely different from a book with an identical main title, which was first published over thirty years before and went into its 9th ed. in 1777; see under earlier entry: HARRISON, Sarah, The house-keeper's pocket book, and compleat family cook. None the less, there was an attempt to associate the two books by lettering the frontispiece: 'Engraved for Mrs. Harrisons Cookery Book'.
      2. According to the Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library: 1641-1850, vol. 3 (London, 1976), p. 305, this work (1776 ed.) could be an adaption from Mrs Glasse's major book; see under earlier entry: GLASSE, Hannah, The art of cookery. If so, it had nothing to do with the 'official' editions of Hannah's work.
      3. For the c. 1790 edition see Star

      Oxford, p. 115


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