Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Queens closet opened

By M., W. [Henrietta Maria]

subjects: domestic medicine, confectionary, cosmetics, distillation, preservation,

  • 1. The Queens Closet opened. Incomparable secrets Physick, Chirugery, preserving, candying, and cookery; As they were presented to the Queen By the most experienced Persons of our times, many whereof were honoured with her owne practice, when she pleased to descend to these more private recreations. Never before published. Transcribed from the true copies of her majesties own receipt-book by W. M. one of her late servants. Vivit post funera virtus.
    Nathaniel Brook.   1655
    [i-vi] 1-296 [297-318] 317-18   12od A (in6) C-Q
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Q-Q9: index to Pearl [1-191]
    Q9v-Q12: index to Delight [195-295]
    Pages 317-18: publisher's advertisements.
    1. The Queen's Cabinet opened: or the pearl of practise; accurate, physical and chirugical receipts 1655, 1668
    2. A Queen's Delight, or the art of preserving, conserving, and candying; as also a right knowledge of making perfumes, and distilling the most excellent waters.
    Printed for Nathaniel Brook, at the Angell in Cornhill, 1655
    3. The Compleat Cook. Expertly prescribing the most ready wayes, whether Italian, Spanish or French. For dressing of Flesh, and Fish, ordering of sauces, or making of Pastry
    London, Printed for Nath. Brook at the Angel in Corn-hill 1655
    Epistle to Reader: writer was in the Queen's household and took any recipes down: printed to avoid pirates: signed W. M.
    Contributors to The Pearl of Practise: Lady Hobbi, Countess of Arundel 1603, Lady Druries, Countess of Mounteagles, Lady Nevil, Lady Leonard, Lady Smith, Lady Goring, Lady Milmay, Lady Bray, Lady Dacres. These wome

    Wing: Brookes (1655) - [see M. W., 96] - this entry is listed first - subsequent editions are listed - up to 10 editions, by various - SEE entries 1659, 1671