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The ladies companion; or, the housekeeper's guide


subjects: household management, beer, brewing,

  • 1. The ladies companion; or, the housekeeper's guide: being a magazine of such choice matters, as the housekeeper ought not to be without . . . with a great variety of other materials as will be found both necessary and valuable . . . the most certain and best method for the management of a good beer cellar: how to restore sour beer to its perfection; . . . also an extraordinary good way of preserving a constant stock of yeast. [by a gentlewoman].
    London: printed for [----]   1756
    80 p. [----]  
    GB:   LWML*  

    1. The author fully described herself as 'a Gentlewoman, Who has been a Housekeeper to several Noble Families many Years'.
    2. The LWML copy (1756) has the imprint cropped from the title-page, which has destroyed the printer's name and all that was below it, and made accurate measurement of the work impos- sible. The copy bears the signature of Dr A. W. Oxford on the flyleaf, but, strangely, the word- ing of the title-page varies from the entry he recorded in his bibliography; see Oxford, p. 87.
    SSSS Oxford, p. 87