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1777 the House-Keeper's Pocket-Book, and Compleat Family Cook
ont J. Rivington and Sons : London. 1777. Hardcover. Book, The ninth edition of this uncommon cookery book for housekeepers in the eighteenth century, writing by Sarah Harrison. Last seen at auction in 2008. The ninth edition of this work. An uncommon work. Last seen at auction in 2008. ESTC citation number N17342. Bound without the front endpaper. This work is a duodecimo. The signatures run as [a1], A1, B-K12, A-B6. 'The House-keeper's Pocket-Book, and Compleat Family Cook' is a standard cookery work first published in 1733. It was a popular work when it was originally published, at a time when cookery books was a burgeoning genre and market. This work shows the common sensibility of trying to recommend ingredients that were of moderate price, and easy for a housekeeper or cook to get their hands on. Thus the author presents recipes which show elegance in eating, whilst in no way hindering frugality or good conduct. This helped the work's popularity among the public, as it didn't work to exclude those who couldn't afford certain ingredients. The author also offers information on what foods are in season throughout the year, and also presents monetary tables for people who were not mathematically inclined. Written by Sarah Harrison, who was active between the years 1733 and 1777. Very little is known about her life. Newspaper clipping tipped onto the front pastedown, from the Bromley and Kentish Times on 3rd July 1970, as stated by an ink inscription under the clipping. The newspaper clipping is titled 'Cook book of 1778', and the article discusses a 1778 copy of 'The Expe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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