Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
The family magazine: in two parts
The family magazine: in two parts. Part I. Containing useful directions in all the branches of house-keeping and cookery . . . together with the art of making English wines .... Part II. Containing a compendious body of physick . . . with a supplement containing a great variety of experienced receipts, from two excellent family collections. etc. [Anon.].
London: printed for J. Osborn 1741
19 cm%. LLLL BI:@LGL@LBL*@LePL xiv, 123, 324 p. 5 sh.
US: DCLC MH NNNAM
--2nd ed. revised and inlarged. London: printed for J. Osborn, 1743. LBL
--3rd ed. revised and corrected. London: printed for J. Osborn, 1747. LWML: CtY; KMK
--4th ed. [----]: printed for [----], 1754.
1. The following statement appears in the preface of the 1741 ed.: 'Being still teized [sic] for some name, I will, tho' not my right one, subscribe that of Arabella Atkyns.' The author also states that Part II was taken from a commonplace book of her late brother, a physician, but it contains so many revolting remedies that her claim must be regarded with suspicion. Part I is good.
2. Gents.Mag., vol. 10 (Oct. 1740), p. 128, confirms that the price was 5 sh., but Scots Mag., vol. 2 (Oct. 1740), p. 488, quotes the price as 5 sh. 6 d.
3. See Oxford, p. 72, for reference to the 4th ed. (1754) edition; and next entry: FAMILY, The family magazine.
Bitting, p. 550; Oxford, pp. 71-2