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SWITZER, STEPHEN   1682?-1745


  • The practical kitchen gardiner
  • Subjects: food, gardening, servants,

    • 1. The practical kitchen gardiner [sic]: or, a new and entire system of directions for his employment in the melonry, kitchen-garden, and potagery, in the several seasons of the year. etc.
      London: printed for Tho. Woodward   1727
      19 cm.   xx, 424 p.  
      GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*  
      US:   CU   DCLC   WU  

      1. For a life of the author see DNB, vol. 19 (1909), pp. 241-2. Switzer wrote several books on gardening and agriculture; see BM Cat. (1964).
      2. A 'melonry' is an orchard.
      3. A 'potagery' is a cookery-garden, for supplying herbs and small vegetables.
      4. This work gives an insight into the range: of vegetables and herbs grown in the 18th century.


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