Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
Consult me, to know how to cook meats, poultry, fish, game, vegetables, soups, gravies, sauces, meat pies, puddings, food for the sick, &c. Consult me on confectionery; how to make biscuits, cakes, pies, tarts, creams, cheesecakes, jellies, &c., to preserve, &c., - and the art of sugar boiling, candying, to make sweetmeats, &c. Consult me, and I will teach you how to brew, to make wines, cordial tinctures, to pickle, &c. Consult me on household management and economy; I will tell you how to wash, get up linen, polish furniture - to keep the house clean and sweet - to beautify the person, &c. Consult me on diseases and their remedies, and I will point out their symptoms, their causes, and their cure; based chiefly on the medico-botanical system, so safe, effectual, cheap, and rational. How to cure colds, coughs, asthma, consumption, aches, pains, bruises, burns, &c &c. To make bitters, decoctions, extracts, electuaries, fomentations, gargles, infusions, injections, lotions, ointments, pills, plasters, salves, &c. Consult me on the games of chess, draughts, &c. Consult me how to dye in modern style, and the newest colours. Consult me on the cold water cure, which has benefited thousands, and which will benefit you. Consult me also on a thousand other things.
17.5 x 11.5 cm Pp [1-5] 6  8-460, [i-iv] publ ads frontis col
Date from preface.
The two copies I have seen of this work had different bindings, both cloth gilt, one patterned in red and black and the other in yellow and black.
The frontispiece shows seven different domestic scenes with an interconnecting design of leaves and branches.The contents of the book are arranged alphabetically.
[Title as 1866] New edition / prefaced and improved with numerous additions, by the author of "Enquire within".
18.5 x 12.0 cm Pp [1-5] 6  8  10-428, [i-iv] ads
Date from preface.
Binding: green and black cloth, gilt.
There is a half-title, "Consult me', placed before the title-page.
Frontispiece from Consult me