A New System Of Domestic Cookery;.
Bound in original green cloth, boards decorated blind stamping and spine decorated with gilt title block. Extremities worn and pages darkened with some upper margin stains; otherwise a good copy.
THE ORIGINAL DOMESTIC GODDESS
Jones and Co.,
Formed upon principles of economy, and adapted to the use of private families. by a lady (mrs. rundell.) with the addition of many new receipts, and embellished with engravings.
[engraved title:] domestic cookery for the use of private families.
12mo. 3.5 x 5.25 inches. liii + [i] + 376 pp.
Illustrated by engraved frontispiece and vignette title and by 8 whole page engravings in text.
Maria Eliza Rundell (1745-1828), was born in Ludlow and was living in Swansea when she sent a compilation of her recipes, remedies and household tips, intended for her married daughters, to the publisher John Murray, a friend of the family. He published it in 1806 and it immediately became a best seller with numerous subsequent editions appearing, including early ones in Philadelphia and later in Halifax. She explained the principles of cookery simply and provided practical and economical recipes for 'the Mistress of a Family. She also covered preserving, home-brewery, dairy and poultry management, cookery for the sick and poor, household tips and directions to servants.
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