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Woolley, Hannah
Queen-like closet, or rich cabinet: stored with all manner of rare receipts for preserving, candying and cookery... [bound with:] Supplement to..
London: printed by Richard Lowndes in Duck Lane, at the White Lion, near West-Smithfield, 1675. London: printed by Richard Lowndes in Duck Lane, at the White Lion, near West-Smithfield, 1675. Duodecimo [10], 1-344, [44]; 1-200 pages. Wanting leaf A1v, containing imprimatur ("Licensed, Nov. 16, 1669. Roger L'Estrange"). Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece depicting five scenes of six women preparing food. The second part of the queen-like closet" has separate title page, dated 1674, on leaf H7r; pagination and register are continuous. Advertisement leaf follows contents of the first and second parts. A Supplement to the Queen-like Closet has a separate title page, with the imprint, "printed by T.R. for Richard Lownds [note spelling], ... 1674"., separate pagination and separate register. Third edition per title page; identical (per Oxford) to the 1672 second edition. The first part originally published in 1670. Hannah Woolley is considered the first person to earn a living publishing books on household management. She "became adept in needlework, medicine (which she practiced with success), cookery, and household management. In later life, she wrote copiously on all of these topics." (DNB XXI, 902) This work contains hundreds of traditional recipes, as well as remedies for plague, consumption ("Take a peck of snails with the shells on their backs..."), ague, and other maladies; advice to parents and children; and examples of letter writing for various occasions ("From a Mother to a Daughter in a Ladies Service;" "From a Woman in Prison to Her Friend, to help her"). … [Click Below for Full Description]
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