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The Compleat Housewife: or Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion
J. Pemberton, London 1734 - Later half leather over marbled boards, hinges a little rubbed and one just starting to split. A fine, bright copy internally with six plates of place settings, with a few small tears at the attachment. Attractive George W. Eve bookplate inside the front cover. Cagle 996 (1727 1st ed.), Bitting 438.Originally published in 1727, The Compleat Housewife went through 18 editions over the next 50 years. It was the first published cookbook in America when William Parks printed it in Williamsburg in 1742. Famously contains the first printed recipe for ketchup - English Katchup - a precursor of Worcestershire sauce made with shallots, anchovies, vinegar, wine, mace, ginger, cloves, pepper and mushroom liquor. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000156. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-12-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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