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The frugal housewife, or, complete woman cook


subjects: cookery, meat,

  • 1. The frugal housewife, or, complete woman cook. Wherein the art of dressing all sorts of viands, with cleanliness, decency and elegance, is explained in five hundred approved receipts . . . also two copper plates, displaying the method of trussing game and poultry. etc.
    London: printed for F. Newbery   [c.1765]
    17 cm.   168 p. pls.   1 sh.  
    US:   KMK   MHi*   MWA  

    --another ed. Dublin; printed by James Hoey, [c.1765]. DNLI
    --another ed. London: printed for F. Newbery; and Boston: reprinted and sold by Edes and Gill, [c.1772]. --: DCLC; MWA
    --another ed. London: printed for E. Newbery, [c.1790]. LBL
    --another American ed. New York: printed for Berry and Rogers, [c.1792]. DCLC; MWA
    --another ed. revised and corrected. London: printed for E. Newbery, 1795. LBL; LWML; LeU(B): NPV
    --another American ed. revised and corrected. Philadelphia: printed by James Carey, 1796. --: MSaE; NYPL
    --another ed. London: printed for E. Newbery, [c.1800]. --: MH
    1. For a history of the Newbery family see S. Roscoe, John Newbery and Successors: 1740-1814 (London, 1973).
    2. As the printer was described as John Hoey, senior, in (and probably before) 1765 [see Plomer/2, p. 389], it is possible that this edition was published at an earlier date. James Hoey was a printer from 1730 to 1774.
    3. In the 1772 ed. two plates are by the celebrated Paul Revere, hero at the outbreak of the Americ

    Bitting, pp. 78-9; Oxford, pp. 122-3