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Rare 18thC Cookery Book - The English Housekeeper 1787

Rare 18thC Cookery Book - The English Housekeeper 1787

Code: 16164


W: 13.5cm (5.3")H: 21cm (8.3")D: 3.8cm (1.5")


A super rare leather bound 18th Century Cookery Book written by Elizabeth Raffald dated 1787. 

"THE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPER for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks etc. Writen purely from PRACTICE Dedicated to the Hon. Lady ELIZABETH WARBURTON Whom the Author Lately Served as Housekeeper. By Elizabeth Raffald. A New Edition. London. 1787.

A fantastic look into life in the kitchen in the 18th Century. Ingredients I just dont recognise and recipes you will have never heard of. There is a Recipe to Roast a Stubble Goose...for Almond Soup.....for Roasting larks...To Make Mock Hare of a Beasts Heart....Jugged Pigeons....Codling Pie....Tansey Fritters...A Brides Cake...Ale Posset...Pickle Radish Pods....Distilling Lavender Water....Catcup is Ketchup today & so much more. 383 pages and then the Index..pull out table plan and dish suggestions. 

Great antique condition...not rebound it is the original leather cover and the spine is good..the pages are in excellent order...remarkable for nearly 250 years of age.

Post is Special Delivery Next Day tracked and signed for, for £11.