THE FAMILY MAGAZINE: In TWO PARTS. Part I. Containing Useful Directions in All the Branches of House-Keeping and Cookery ... &c. Together with the Art of making English Wines, &c. Part II. Containing A Compendious Body of Physick; Succinctly Treating of All the Diseases and Accidents Incident to Men, Women, and Children: with Practical Rules and Directions for the Preserving and Restoring of Health, and Prolonging of Life.
Six small illustrations in text of How to place the Dishes on the Table.
Octavo original calf with gilt ruling round boards and spine compartments, lettering of spine label quite faded (corners bare and bumped, leather marked, boards loosening but held) xiv,  Part I title, 123,  Index;  Part II title, 324pp but lacking one leaf pp101-2. Neat ownership inscriptions on pastedown and at head of preface (Mary Dalton), otherwise no notes and for a cookbook remarkably clean throughout except for some small brown marks on pp290-4 of Part II. *The Preface says Part I includes "The Complete Caterer, containing easy and intelligible Instructions how to Buy-in all Sorts of Provisions for a Family .." and "An Ample Bill of Fare for Every Month of the Year, with ready Messes for Suppers &c." For Part II the Preface claims to quote "the ingenious Lady herself, who communicates it to the World". She had "a Brother whose Practice and Success in Physick was second to none in all the populous Towns around the Place of his Residence", who digested his knowledge into "a Kind of Common-place Book .. which fell into my Hands, as his Executrix". The P.S. says "Being still teized for some Name, I will, tho' not my right one, subscribe That of Arabella Atkyns".
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