Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
MARTIN, SARAH flourished 1795- 1800?
- The new experienced English-housekeeper
The new experienced English-housekeeper, . . . being an entire new collection of original receipts . . . in every branch of cookery, confectionary, etc.
Doncaster: printed for the authoress by D. Boys. 1795
21 cm. 173 p. frontis 4 sh.
GB: GUL* LBL LeU(B)
US: DCLC MH NYPL
--2nd ed. Doncaster: printed by D. Boys, 1800. LePL; LeU(B)
1. According to Mrs Sarah Martin, she was 'many years Housekeeper to the late Freeman Bower, Esq. of Bawtry.' Her work contains a list of subscribers mainly resident in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Lincolnshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire. 2. The author thought that the price of her book should have been lower, because it was smaller than contemporary works of a similar nature. The reason her book was smaller was due to her attempt 'to avoid the repetition which is the sole cause of their prolixity'.
3. The Library of Congress copy contains 300 additional pages in manuscript; see: NUCat.
4. There was at least one further edition in the 19th century.
Bitting, p. 312; Oxford, p. 123
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