Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
The guide to preferment: or: Powell's complete book of cookery
By POWELL, B.
The guide to preferment: or: Powell's complete book of cookery. Containing the newest and best receipts in cookery . . . likewise the best methods of marketing . . . to prevent being cheated. etc.
London: printed by W. Bailey [c.1771]
18 cm. xii, 9-184 p. frontis 1 sh. 6 d.
GB: CUL LeU(B)*
--another ed. The young men and maid's guide to preferment. London: printed by W. Bailey, [c.1800].
1. For a work with the same main title and some similar sub-titles, but with different contents; see under earlier entry: FARLEY, [--] [Mr], The guide to preferment.
2. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed: 'Ellin Walshman Cook Book anno Domini 1771', and on the opposite page: 'Ellin Walshman Her own Book 1772, with this verse; 'Stea1 not this Book 'For fear of sheame 'for hear you see 'the owner's Name.' 3. The only known reference to the later edition (c. 1800) is given in B.& G. Cat., No. 37, p. 14.
Bitting, p. 379; Oxford, p. 130