A New system of domestic cookery : comprising practical and valuable receipts for preparing soups, gravies, made dishes, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, &c. With useful instructions for selecting and purchasing all articles of food ; the whole art of confectionary ; and instructions for preserving and pickling, brewing, &c., &c.

London: William Tegg, 1868.

Thick small octavo, [2], [iii]-xlviii, [49]-432 pages. [3] leaves of plates. Frontispiece. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings. The author originally intended the book for use by her daughters, and borrowed a good number of the recipes in the original edition from her ancestor, Mary Kettilby. This has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations." (DNB). Rubbing to edges of publisher's gilt and blind-stamped dark burgundy cloth. Hinges started, some soiling throughout. Good. [Not in Attar or Cagle].

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