The Country Housewife And Lady’s Director.
A fine copy of a rare volume.
COUNTRY COOKERY IN 1753
Printed for Dan. Browne, at the Black Swan, without Temple-Bar; and Lockyer Davis, at Lord Bacon's Head, near Salisbury-Court, in Fleet Street,
For every month of the year. both in the frugal management of the house, and in the delights and profits of the farm. containing the whole art of cookery, 6th edition, with great additions and improvements
6.5 x 4 inches. 12mo.  + 352pp. half-title present some toning and scattered spotting, sewing a little weak in places and some gatherings spring, contemporary speckled calf, joints cracked and light wear to extremities.
The bibliography of this book seems rather confusing. There are 4 differently dated 6th editions - this one seems to be the 3rd in the sequence. The first 6th edition was printed in 1732 which appears to have been the earlier two volume work combined into one. This was reissued in 1736 followed by this edition in 1753.
The book is wonderfully chaotic in its organisation. The first section is arranged by the months of the year, and the second section titled 'The Receipts' has seemingly no logical order covering cures for piles alongside Viper Soup, Solid Gravy, treatment of rattlesnake bites, and orange cheesecake - among many others! There is however an index provided in this edition.
ESTC N29002 - 2 copies in the UK, 3 in USA.
[Stock No. 25413]