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A true gentlewomans delight

By J., W. (Gent) [Elizabeth Grey]

subjects: confectionary, cookery, preservation, domestic medicine,

  • 1. A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
    R. Norton   W. J. (Gent)   1653
    [i-viii] 1-96   12od A-D12 E in 2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    This copy is bound with "A Choice Manual" (1653). The last four pages are set down to fit.
    Index: alphabetical to page numbers at start.
    Dedication: To the Virtuous and most hopeful gentlewoman Mis. Anne Pile, EldestDaughter of the Honourable Sir Francis Pike Baronet, deceased. Signed: W. I.
    Address: To the Reader É W.I.
    Bound with Choice Manual 1653

    Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey - also 1653 ed. 'to be sold by William Shears'; also 1671 - 'A.M. for Margaret Shears; also 1687 - 'For H. Mortlock'@ (1656, 1663 - no 1663 ed in WING 1972, except under Kent, E G - A Choice ManuallÉÉÉÉ14th edition)

  • 2. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
    Gartrude Dawson   W. J. (Gent)   1656
    [i-xviii] 1-140   12od [K6-12] L-Q12
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    This book follows the printing of "A Choice Manual" (1656), starting at K6.
    Dedication: To the Virtuous and most hopeful gentlewoman Mrs. Anne Pile, Eldest
    Daughter of the Honourable Sir Francis Pile Baronet, deceased. Signed W. I.
    To the ReaderÉ W.I.
    Index: alphabetical to page numbers.

    Wing : nothing located under Dawson G 1656 - but reference (see above entry) to Kent, Elizabeth, Grey under date 1659.

  • 3. — The True Gentlewomans delight É. Eleventh edition.
    Gartrude Dawson   William Shears   1659

    Wing: Kent, Elizabeth Grey.

  • 4. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
    Gartrude Dawson   Margaret Shears   1663
    1-140   12od A-R12 S
    GB:   LB  

    Printed with "A Choice Manual" (1663), starting on L9.
    Table: [235-236].
    Book has two engravings of heads: one opposite to title-page, and one tipped-in.

  • 5. — A True Gentlewomans delight. Wherein is contained all manner of Cookery: together with Preserving, / Conserving / Drying / and / Candying / very necessary for all Ladies and gentlewomen.
    H. Mortlock   1687
    1-140   12od A-R12 S
    GB:   LB  

    Printed with "A Choice Manual" (1687) with separate pagination.
    The book has been reset, printed cheaply, some pages are missing, and the second engraving has been altered.

    BLC 1037.1.10, (1,2.)