Presented for your consideration is this ultra rare, early, antique book. The book is titled, The British Housewife: or the Cook, Housekeeper's and Gardiner's Companion, and was written by Martha Bradley.
It was printed for S. There is no publication date but dates to circa 1760. The text in this book was first published in weekly articles in 1756 but wasn't published in book form until 1760. Some of the words in the book are also written with phonetic symbols commonly found in English words of the time. For example, "also" is written as "alfo" in the book and "a" is replaced with ae.
The 752 page book gives advice on how to cook certain kinds of food, home medicine, housekeeping, how to maintain a garden and orchard, disorders and remedies for farm animals, and how to plan and maintain herbs. The book is basically an all in one manual for how to run a farm, garden and house!
There are several recipes throughout the book as well for food as well as home medicines. The recipes are divided into the following categories: pastry, puddings, preserves, pickles, fricassees, ragouts, soups, sauces, jellies, tarts, cakes, creams, custards, candies, dried fruits, sweetmeats, wines, cordials, and distillery. All pages appear to be intact and free of damage, with the exception of some light foxing. Finished with a leather hardcover with a ribbed spine.
This very hard to find book would make an excellent addition to any rare or early book collection! A fun read for anyone interested in homemaking!The front cover has separated from the rest of the book. Some wear is along the cover edges with the most significant wear being on the spine. As previously mentioned there is some light foxing of the pages. Some light staining is on the front and back covers. No rips or tears in the pages. Overall in VERY GOOD condition for its age. Please refer to the photos for the absolute best details. Measures 8 1/8" long, 5 1/8" wide and 2 1/8 thick.
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