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Countrey contentments English Huswife

By Markham, Gervaise

subjects: huswifry, domestic medicine, cookery, sugar, distillery, fabric, dairy, brewing, bread, brewery,

  • 1. The / English / Hus-wife, / contayning, / The inward and outward virtues which / ought to be in a compleat woman / As, her skills in Physicke, cookery, Banqueting - / stuffe , Distillation, Perfumes, Wooll, Hemp, Flax. / Dayeries, Brewing, Baking, and all other things / belonging to an Household. / A worke very profitable and necessarie, gathered for / the generall good of this kingdoms. /
    John Beale   Roger Jackson   1615
    [i - iv] 1-128   Q4 - I4
    GB:   LB  

    This book is Book Two of "Country Contentements" (1615).
    To the Reader. Marham did write it but re-wrote it from a manuscript he found, (this is noted by R I, seller).

    PR 17342

  • 2. — Countrey contentments, or The English husvvife. : Containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleate woman. As her skill in physicke, surgerie, extraction of oyles, banqueting-stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preseruing of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, dying, the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, oats, their excellent vses in a family, brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A worke generally approued, and now much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessarie for all men, and dedicated to the honour of the noble house of Exceter, and the generall good of this kingdome.
    John Beale   R. Iackson   1623

    Sourced from World CAT : Book : eBook : Microfilm : Master microform

    PR 17343

  • 3. — The / English / Hus-wife, / contayning, / The inward and outward virtues which / ought to be in a compleat woman, As her skill in Physickes, Surgery, Cookery. / Extraction of Oyles, Banquetting Stuffe, Ordering of / Great Feasts, / preserving of all sorts of wines. Concei- / ted Secrets, Distillations, perfumes, ordering of / wooll, hemp, flax making cloth, and dying, the know- / ledge of Dayeries, office of malting of oats, their / excellent uses in a family, of brewing, ba- /king, and all other things belonging / to an Household.. / A work generally approved, and now the fourth time much ang- / mented purged, and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this kingdoms. // by G M. //
    Nicholas Okes   John Harison   1631
    14.3 x 19.3   [i-viii] 1- 252   8o A in 6 B-Q8 R in 4
    GB:   LB  

    This edition is 'fourth time É augmented'.
    One page is missing from gathering A.

    PR 17353

  • 4. — The English house-vvife : Containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleate woman. As her skill in physicke, surgery, cookery, extraction of oyles, banqueting-stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preseruing of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, and dying, the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, of oates, their excellent vses in a family, of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A worke generally approued, and now the fourth time much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this kingdome.
    Nichola Okes   Iohn Harison   1631

    Sourced from World CAT : eBook : Online system or service

    PR 17353

  • 5. — The English house-wife. : Containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleat woman. : As her skill in physick, surgery, cookery, extraction of oyles, banquetting stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preserving of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distilations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, and dying: the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, of oates, their excellent uses in a family, of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. : A work generally approved, and now the fifth time much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this kingdome.
    Anne Griffin   Iohn Harrison   1637

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    PR 17354

  • 6. — The / Engish / House-wife, / containing, / the inward and outward virtues which / ought to be in a compleat woman. // As, her skills in Physick, Surgery, Cookery, Extraction of Oykles. / Banqueting - stuffe , ordering of great feasts, preserving of all zorts of / wines, conceited secrets, distillation, perfumes, ordering of / wooll, hemp, flax making cloth, and dying, the know- / ledge of Dayeries, office of malting of oats, their / excellent uses in a family, of brewing, ba- /king, and all other things belonging / to an Household.. / A work generally approved, and now the fifth time much ang- / mented purged, and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this kingdoms. // by G M. //
    B Alsop   John Harrison   1649 /1615 (1649, 1656, 1675, 1683) + 1631
    [i - viii] 1-252   8o A-R8
    GB:   LB  

    A3: Table to page, by consecutive chapters.
    A: Dedication says he got a lot from the manuscript of a Great Countess - by implication not Exeter. But the dedication is to Lady Frances dowager countess of Exeter.

  • 7. — Title as 1649 but 'Nation' not 'Kingdome'
    W. Wilson   E. Brewster, George Sawbridge   1656
    14.0 x 18.4   [i-viii] 1-188   4o A-M4 O2
    GB:   LB  

  • 8. — The English House-wife [title as 1649] except 'Nation' instead of 'Kingdom' + G. Markham
    Printed for George Sawbridge, at the sign of the bible on Ludgate Hill. 1675   1675
    14.2 x 19.4   [i-viii] 1-188   4o Aa/Bbb-Bbbb4
    GB:   LB  

    Aa2 Dedication to: Dowager Frances, of Exeter (by GM).
    Aa3: Table to pagination indexed by order of number,

  • 9. — The English House-wife [title as 1649] except 'Nation' instead of 'Kingdom' + G. Markham
    Printed for Hannah Sawbridge, at the sign of the bible on Ludgate Hill. 1683   1683
    14.2 x 19.4   [i-viii] 1-188   4o Aa/Bbb-Bbbb4
    GB:   LB  

    This copy bound into "A Way to Get Wealth" (1683).
    Aa2 Dedication to: Dowager Frances, of Exeter (by GM).
    Aa3: Table to pagination indexed by order of number,