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  • The universal family book; or, a necessary and profitable companion, for all degrees of people of either sex
  • Subjects: cookery, medicine, perfume, brewing, gardening, pests, diet, theology, science, treatise, animals,

    • 1. The universal family book; or, a necessary and profitable companion, for all degrees of people of either sex; containing, choice physical and chirurgical treatises, for the cure of most distempers, directions for cookery, etc. The art of perfuming, to make waxwork, the art of brewing, and the compleat gardiner [sic], with directions to destroy all vermin.
      London: printed for D. Midwinter and T. Leigh   1703
      16 cm.   206 p.  
      US:   CLU-C   DFo  

      1. The only known British reference to this work is given in Bib.Arm., vol. 2 (1701-2), p. 65.

    • 2. — The universal library, or compleat summary of science. Containing above sixty select treatises .... With divers secrets, experiments and curiosities therein. In two volumes.
      London: printed for George Sawbridge   1712
      [----] pls. [----]  
      GB:   LBL  
      US:   CtY   DNLM   MH  

      --2nd ed. with additions. London: printed for T. Warner, 1722. --: DCLC; FU
      --another ed. London: printed for J. Robinson, 1747 --: CU; MH-BA; NYPL
      1. The preface of the 1712 edition is signed 'H. Curzon'.
      2. Vol. 1 is devoted to theology, cookery, and diet; and Vol. 2 to animals. The cookery section is in Vol. 1, pp. 553-68; and the author acknowledged that it was based upon the following previously cited works; see under earlier entries; ACCOMPLISH'D, The accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving; HOWARD, Henry, England's newest way . . . of cookery; and LAMB, Patrick, Royal cookery; and upon two uncited works which were printed in the 17th century: MAY, Robert, The accomplisht cook, printed by R. W. for Nath. Brooke, 1660 (see Oxford, p. 30); and WOLLEY (or WOOLLEY), Hannah, The queen-1ike closet, printed for R. Lowndes, 1670 (ibid., p. 35).
      3. The British Library copy of the 1712 edition has been lost or mislaid, and this entry has therefore been based on the BM Cat., and checked against the entry in

      Oxford, p. 181. RRRR The universal library, or compleat summary of science


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