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The Family Magazine: in Two Parts. Part I. Containing Useful Directions in All Branches of Housse-keeping and Cookery. particularly shewing how to buy-in the best of all sorts of provisions:...with several hundred receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Confectionary, Distilling, Brewing, Cosmeticks, &c together with the Art of Making English Windes, &c. Part II. Containing a Compendious Body of Physick... With a supplement containing a great Variety of Experience Receipts, from Two Excellent Family collections
London: J. Osborn, 1741. First edition. Pp. xvi, 126; ii, 324. 6 woodcuts in text. 8vo., contemporary full calf, with gilt rules round the edges of the boards and each spine panel, rather rubbed and marked , joints starting but a good strong copy but very good and clean internally. London, J. Osborn, 1741 Arabella Atkyns was a pseudonym coined by the author in the preface"Being sitill teized for some Name I will, tho' not my right one, subscribe That of Arabella Atkyns" The preface states that the medical part is taken from her physician brother's common-place book and deales with 'unladylike' maladies. Oxford points out that the cookery part is excellent and well arranged but the medical part is "full of horrors", for instance the treatment for appendicitis is to "apply a live puppy to the naked belly" and then to follow with a cataplasm of rotten apples or of 'sheeps-dung boil's with milk'. The famous eighteenth century cookery writer Hannah Glasse borrowed much from this book for her "Compleat Confectioner' of c.1760. Booklabel of John Marks.
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