English Housewifery

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Moxon, Elizabeth.¬†Exemplified In above Four Hundred and Fifty Receipts, Giving Directions in most Parts of Cookery; And how to prepare various Sorts of Soops, Cakes, Made-Dishes, Creams, Pastes, Jellies, Pickles, Made-Wines, &c. With Cuts for the orderly placing the Dishes and Courses; also Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year; and an alphabetical Index to the Whole. A Book necessary for Mistresses of Families, higher and lower Women Servants and confined to Things Useful, Substantial and Splendid, and calculated for the Preservation of Health, and upon the Measures of Frugality, being the Result of thirty Years Practice and Experience. By Elizabeth Moxon With An Appendix Containing, Upwards of Seventy Receipts, of the most valuable Kind, communicated to the Publisher by several Gentlewomen in the neighbourhood, distinguished by their extraoridinary Skill in Housewifery. Leeds: Thomas Wright, 1785. Twelfth Edition. 18 x 12 cm. 203 pages plus 33 pages of supplement and, in addition, menus for every season and index. Expertly re-bound in banded, brown three quarter calf, on matching marbled boards, gilt titles on new label; replacement matching endpapers. Two of the placement diagrams, showing recommended placement of dishes at table, have been expertly repaired with Japanese paper. Early owner’s name and remarks on the fly leaf have been preserved with the date Sept. 28. 1790. This is now an elegant and sturdy little book from a private household collection which has not lost any of its cachet in the expert restoration process. Brown three quarter calf, matching marbled boards, gilt titles. Very good. Hardcover.