The New Family Receipt-Book Containing Eight Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts; In various Branches of Domestic Economy

London: John Murray, 1811. Second Edition. Hardcover. 440 pages. 16.5 x 10 cm. A comprehensive household manual, filled with what seems to be very helpful receipts and some of a dubious nature. Chapters filled with constructive advise on rearing livestock, making butter, brewing and the management of malt liquors, the management of plants, seeds, and the greenhouse, while other advice, such as using a bush held by a rope to clean a chimney as opposed to employing a child (children will damage the interior bricks), seem a bit outdated. Accredited to Mrs. Rundell of New Systems of Domestic Cookery fame, but there are many who think this is a false theory due to her well published falling out with the John Murray. All edges gilt, dentelle edging, and blindstamped Missing 1 cm. of leather at the head of spine. Interior crisp and clean. Owners signature present on front boards, 1819. Brown leather, Very good. Item #4109

Price: $325.00