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Original 18th Century Housewife Companion Cook Book 1730

£ 175.00

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Original 18th Century Housewife Companion Cook Book 1730

£ 175.00

On offer here is a very rare 18th-century cookbook. This book is titled, The complete housewife or accomplished Gentlewoman’s companion, with upwards of five hundred of the most approved recipes in, cooker, pastry, confectionery, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, and cordials. This book is dated 1730 and is genuine to the period ( not a later reprint ). The book is by E….. S….. ( Eliza Smith ) The reason her name is removed is simply they would not allow a woman’s name on a book as the author. This book is close to three hundred years old so has some condition issues. There is a block of seven pages missing or fourteen pages if you count the double sides. There are some loose pages, the binder is stiched and some pages have usual wear. please understand this is a three-hundred-year-old book so do not expect a mint example. the book measures at approx 8 inches by 5 inches.

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