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The family jewel, and compleat housewife's companion


subjects: cookery, household management, pastry,

  • 1. The family jewel, and compleat housewife's companion: or, the whole art of cookery made plain and easy. In a method entirely new, and suited to every . capacity; calculated for the preservation of health, and on the principles of frugality, including things useful, substantial and splendid. Containing compleat directions in marketing, and other branches of housewifry [sic], and above 400 receipts . . . Being the result of forty years experience, and an attentive observation on all the books of cookery that have ever yet been published. With an index directing to every receipt . . . With remarks by a London pastry-cook, of long and extensive practice. Also an addition of about 200 receipts, and a bill of fare for every month in the year; with the manner of placing the dishes. 6th ed.
    London: printed for R. Whitworth   1754
    17 cm.   144 p.  
    GB:   LeU(B)*  
    US:   NNNAM  

    1. No other editions have been located, and it is possible that this edition, although numbered '6th', was the only one published. From note 1, under the previous entry, it has been shown that Mrs Bradshaw could have misused edition numbers.
    2. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed 'Thos. Grover's Booke 1755'.