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The Compleat confectioner: or, the art of candying and preserving in its utmost perfection

By EALES, MARY

subjects: cookery, pickling, brewing, wine, health,

  • 1. The Compleat confectioner: or, the art of candying and preserving in its utmost perfection. Being a collection of all the receipts of the late ingenious Mrs. Eales . . . Familiarly adapted for the use of the ladies, and very necessary for all who are willing to excel in the most excellent qualifications of a good house-wife. Publish'd with the consent of her executors.
    London: printed for J. Brindley and R. Mountagu [sic]   1733
    18 cm.   100 p.   2 sh. 6 d.  
    GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*  
    US:   ICJ   KMK   MCR  

    --3rd ed. to which is added, a second part. Containing a curious collection of receipts in cookery, pickling, family physick . . . methods of brewing all sorts of malt liquors, and preparing sundry kinds of excellent made wines. etc. London: printed for R. Montagu, 1742.1 100, 103 p. 18 cm. OBL*: NYPL
    --5th ed. London: printed for C. Hitch and A. Millar, 1753. LBL; LeU(B): ViWC
    --a new ed .... collected by several hands. London: printed for W. Cavell, [c.1788]. LeU(B)
    1. This 'second part' (3rd, ed., 1742) was almost certainly not the work of Mary Eales, although it was 'added' to her book. The additional 'part' is identical in content to a work published separately in the same year for the same person, R. Montagu; see under entry: CURIOUS.

Title-page from Mrs Eales, The compleat confectioner