THE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPER...Consisting of near Nine hundred Original Receipts, most of which never appeared in print

R. Baldwin: London, 1786. Hardcover. Good. Item #21-4773

Frontis, 3/3 foldout plates, 8.5 x 5", full leather, rebacked, raised bands, gilt lettering, 384pp + index + publisher's ads. Covers well worn, front cover missing pieces, archival repair on back near spine, inner hinges archivally repaired, foxing, soiling, staining, creasing, mispagination, small hole in the margin of 289/280, edge tears 49/50, 71/72 and 315/316, plates have chipping, missing most of the "fire stove" plate else good. Printed signature of author on title page. Pencil note on front pastedown "1786 This belonged to my great grandmother Mary Ann Holmes- grandmother of my father George C. Horton". Some of the delightful recipes: "To dress a Calf's Head Surprise", "An Herb Pye for Lent", "To make French Bancees", "White Pudding In Skins", "To make a Sparrow Dumpling", "Pigeons in Savory Jelly", "To make a Catchup to keep seven Years". Tenth edition.

Price: $350.00

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