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Ladies Cabinet opened

By Ruthven, Lord/

subjects: cookery, domestic medicine, preservation, preserving, household,

  • 1. The / Ladies / Cabinet / opened: wherein is found hidden severall Expe- / rimentes in Preserving and concerving, / physicke, and surgery, Cookery / and huswifery
    M. B.   Richard Neighen   1639
    14 x 19   [i-ii, 1] 2-59 [60-63]   4od A-H4
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Table: on pages 59-62, indexed to page number
    Note: possibly written by Lady Ruthven.

    Wing : little before 1641.

  • 2. — The ladies cabinet enlarged and opened: Containing many rare secrets and rich ornaments, of several kindes, and different uses.
    Comprized under three general Heads. Viz of
    1. Preserving, Conserving, Candying, etc
    2. Physick and Chirugery
    3. Cookery and Houswifery
    Whereunto is added, Sundry experiments and choice extractions of Waters, Oyls, &c. Collected and practiced; by the late Right Honourable and Learned Chymist, the Lord Ruthven. a particular Table to each Part.
    T. M.   G. Bedell, T. Collins   1654
    1-277 [228-32]   12od A-J12 K4 Lin2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Index at end of each section, in pagination order.
    Index: [228-32]
    Dedication: To the Industrious improvers of Nature by Art; especially the virtuous Ladies and Gentlewomen of this Land,. Signed M.B.
    Note: Handwritten on flyleaf of this copy: William Ruthven, probably a son* of the Earl of Gowrie who fell in the conspiracie agains't James VI in 1600. William then a child was imprisoned by Act of Parliament & continued in the Tower of London till the death of Ja VI. He was liberated by Cha I who gave him a small pension which kept him like a gentleman till after the King's murder. The pension having failed he was in 1652 walking the streets poor but well experienced in Cymical Physick and in other parts of learning which he acquired during his confinement. See Sanderson Life of K. James 228. * He could not have been a brother of John Earl of Gowie and but a child in 1600 for Johns father William Earl of Gowie was executed the 28th May 1584. He was probably a son of John.

    Wing?

  • 3. — The ladies cabinet enlarged and opened: Containing many rare secrets and rich ornaments, of several kindes, and different uses.
    Comprized under three general Heads. Viz of
    1. Preserving, Conserving, Candying, etc
    2. Physick and Chirugery
    3. Cookery and Houswifery
    Whereunto is added, Sundry experiments and choice extractions of Waters, Oyls, &c. Collected and practiced; by the late Right Honourable and Learned Chymist, the Lord Ruthven. The Second edit. with additions; and a particular Table to each Part.
    T. M.   G. Bedell, T. Collins   1655
    [i-viii] 1-252 [253-7] [258-268]   12od A6 B-M12 N6
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    There is an Index at the end of each section, in pagination order.
    Dedication: To the Industrious improvers of Nature by Art; especially the virtuous Ladies and Gentlewomen of this Land,. Signed M.B.
    Address: The Stationers to the Reader: with an explantiona about why the new edition, dated 18th Sept 1645.
    Index: [253-7], Publishers' advertisements: [258-68]

    Wing: this is the 2nd edition; there is also a 3rd (1658) & 4th (1667) editions