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The complete housekeeper and professed cook

By SMITH, MARY

subjects: cookery, recipes,

  • 1. The complete housekeeper and professed cook, . . . containing . . . upwards of 700 practical and approved receipts. etc.
    Newcastle: printed for the author, by T. Slack   1772
    23 cm.   v, 10-392 p. pls.  
    GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*   NPL  
    US:   DCLC   MCR   NYPL  

    --a new ed. with considerable additions and improvements. Newcastle: printed for S. Hodgson; and for G. G. J. and J. Robinson [at London], 1772.
    --a new ed. with considerable additions. Newcastle: printed for S. Hodgson; and for G. G. J. and J. Robinson [at London], 1786. LeU(B); NPL: DCLC; KMK; NYPL
    --another ed. Newcastle: printed for S. Hodgson, 1799.
    1. The author described herself as 'Mary Smith, late House-Keeper to Sir Walter Blackett, Bart. and formerly in the Service of the Right Hon. Lord Anson, Sir Thomas Sebright, Bart. and other Families of Distinction, as House-Keeper and Cook.
    2. The only known reference to the 1772 edition (Newcastle: printed for S. Hodgson; and for G. G. J. and J. Robinson [at London]) is given by Oxford, p. 106, where the title- page is quoted in full. Oxford has no comments on the work, except a short footnote in which he says: 'According to Ellwanger the first edition was 1772.'
    3. The only known reference to the 1799 edition is given by Richard Welford, Early Newcast

    Bitting, pp. 439-40; Oxford, p. 106