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The Queens Closet Opened Incomparable Secrets in Physick Cyrugery Preserving and Candying Etc
London, Obadiah Blagrave , 1683. Leather. London: Obadiah Blagrave , 1683. Leather. Good Only. 6" by 3.5". None. An extremely scarce, very early edition of this important work regarding the customs and kitchens of the old aristocracy. This work was first published during Cromwell's Commonwealth. With an illustrated frontispiece of Henrietta Maria. ESTC records show that this is the ninth edition overall of this work. ESTC reference no R21760. Collated, Lacking pags 108-180, i.e F-H12 to part I.  Lacking pages 30-53, i.e. L2-L12, of part II. Lacking pages 107-108, i.e S11, of part III. With separate title pages to parts II and III. Though the pagination differs, the register is continuous.  These recipes were purported to be from the kitchen on Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I. It was originally published following the execution of Charles I, and six years after Henrietta Maria fled England during the interregnum. These recipes are 'incomparable secrets in Physick, Chirurgery, Preserving and Candying, &c. Which were presented unto the Queen by the most experienced persons of the times&apos. Being all three parts in one. 'The Queens Closed Opened&apos. 'A Queens Delight or the Art of Preserving&apos.. and 'The Compleat Cook&apos. When this work was first published, Cromwell had been in charge for six years, and the riches of the old aristocracy were a subject of fascination. These recipes provided insight into the ingredients found in royal and aristocratic pantries and cabinets. Noted recipes include 'The Kings Medicine for t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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