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PERCY, THOMAS   flourished 1790-1796 [see PERCY, Henry Algernon, 5th Earl of Northumberland. AAAA PERKINS, JOHN]


  • The ladies library: or, encyclopedia of female knowledge, in every branch of domestic economy
  • Subjects: cookery, medicine, health, cosmetics,

    • 1. The ladies library: or, encyclopedia of female knowledge, in every branch of domestic economy: comprehending, in alphabetical arrangement, distinct treatises on every practical subject, necessary for servants and mistresses of families. I. A most extensive system of cookery. II. A complete body of domes- tic medicine. III. The preservation of beauty, and prevention of deformity. etc. [Anon.]. In two volumes.
      London: printed for J. Ridgway   1790
      Vol. 1, 21 cm.; Vol 2, 21 cm.   Vol. 1. xv, 407 p. frontis. pls., Vol. 2. 512 p. pls.  
      US:   DCLC   PU  

      --4th ed. with additions. [with changed title-page: Every-woman her own housekeeper]. London: printed for J. Ridgway, 1796. [2 Volumes]. --: MCR; MH; NNNAM
      1. Strictly speaking this work (1790 ed.) is the compilation of unnamed editors, but all the recipes were written by the late John Perkins, a cook. The frontispiece is of William Buchan, MD.

      Oxford, p. 119


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