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The complete English cook; or, prudent housewife

By PECKHAM, ANN

subjects: cookery, recipes, household management, table setting,

  • 1. The complete English cook; or, prudent housewife. Being an entire new collection of the most genteel, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery . . . together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment. etc.
    Leeds: printed by Griffith Wright   sold by the author, and J. Ogle   1767
    17 cm.   iii-iv, 5-201 p. pls.   2 sh.  
    GB:   CUL   EUL*   LBL  
    US:   NYPL  

    --2nd ed. Leeds: printed by Griffith Wright, 1771. --: MiD
    --2nd ed. Leeds: printed (by assignment from the author) for Griffith Wright and John Binns, 1773. LeU(B): KMK
    --3rd ed. to which is added a supplement. Leeds: printed for Griffith Wright and John Binns [c.1775]. LBL; LWML; LePL: DCLC; ICJ; NYPL
    --4th ed. to which is added a supplement. Leeds: printed for Thomas Wright, John Binns, and William Fawdington, [c.1790]. LePL; LeU(B)
    --another ed. Leeds: printed for Thomas Wright, and T. Wilson; and for R. Spence (at York), [c.1790]. LeU(B)
    1. The title-page of the 1767 ed. (with minor exceptions in the last sub-titles) is identical to the one used for an entirely different work, which was published a few years before; see under earlier entry: BROOKS, Catharine, The complete English cook. To plagiarize the title only was an odd and rare thing to do.
    2. The author was described as 'Ann Peckharn of Leeds, who is well known to have been for forty years past one of the most noted cooks in the County of Yo

    Bitting, p. 360; Oxford, pp. 95-6