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The family-dictionary: or, houshold [sic] companion


subjects: cookery, perfume, herbs, medicine,

  • 1. The family-dictionary: or, houshold [sic] companion, containing . . . directions for cookery . . . the way of making of perfumes . . . virtues and uses of most unusual herbs and plants . . . preparation of several choice medicines. etc. 3rd ed. enlarged.
    London: printed for H. Rhodes   1705
    20 cm.   380 p.  
    GB:   LeU(B)*  
    US:   DCLC   KMK  

    --4th ed. London: printed for H. Rhodes, 1710. LBL; LeU(B); MPL
    --4th ed. with additions. London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1734. [6 sh.]. LeU(B)
    1. In the Ist ed. (1695), the author published his work under the initials 'J. H.'; in the 2nd ed. (1696), he disclosed his true identity; and in this edition he also called himself a 'Professor of Physick', although he was known to be a quack doctor. For a sketch of his life see DNB, vol. 18 (1999), pp- 698-9.
    2. The LeU(B) copy is inscribed: 'John Weston of Balliol College', and 'John Tucker Nov 2nd 1745'.
    3. Lond.Mag. (Sept. 1734), p. 500, confirms that the price of the 4th ed. of 1734 was 6 sh.

    Bitting, p. 416; Oxford, pp. 45-6