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The practical kitchen gardiner


subjects: food, gardening, servants,

  • 1. The practical kitchen gardiner [sic]: or, a new and entire system of directions for his employment in the melonry, kitchen-garden, and potagery, in the several seasons of the year. etc.
    London: printed for Tho. Woodward   1727
    19 cm.   xx, 424 p.  
    GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*  
    US:   CU   DCLC   WU  

    1. For a life of the author see DNB, vol. 19 (1909), pp. 241-2. Switzer wrote several books on gardening and agriculture; see BM Cat. (1964).
    2. A 'melonry' is an orchard.
    3. A 'potagery' is a cookery-garden, for supplying herbs and small vegetables.
    4. This work gives an insight into the range: of vegetables and herbs grown in the 18th century.