The British Jewel; or, Complete Housewife's best Companion. Containing I. A number of the most uncommon and useful Receipts in Cookery, with the Manner of trussing Poultry, Rabbits, Hares, &c. illustrated with curious Cuts, shewing how each is to be trussed. II. The best and most fashionable Receipts for all Manner of Pastry, Pickling, &c. with some general Rules to be observed therein, with a Cut, and proper Directions how to lay a Table for four different Courses, in the present Taste, by the Author, and others. III. Directions for making all Sorts of English Wines, Shrub, Vinegar, Verjuice, Catchup; Sauces, Soups, Jellies, &c. IV. A Table to cast up Expences by the Day, Week, Month, or Year. V. Every Man his own Physician; a valuable Collection of the most approved Receipts for the Cure of most Disorders incident to Man or Woman, by the most eminent Physicians in all Europe. VI. The Manner of preparing the Elixir of Life, Turlington's Balsam, Friar's Balsam, the Court or Lady's Black Sticking Plaister, Lip-Salve, Lady Yorke's Receipt to preserve from the Small-Pox or Plague, &c. the Royal Patent Snuff for the Head and Eyes; Dr. Braken's Powder for the Teeth; a Secret for the Cure of the Tooth-Ach, a speedy Method to destroy Warts or Corns, &c. VII. Directions for destroying Rats, Mice, Bugs, Fleas, &c. &c. &c. And a choice Variety of useful Family Receipts: Together With A Method of restoring to Life, People apparently drowned, or in any other Manner suffocated. Also The Complete Farrier, Being the Method of buying, selling, managing, &c. and of the Diseases incident to Horses, with their Cures. To Which Is Added, The Royal Gardener, or Monthly Calendar. With the particular Months when River Fish Spawn, and are most in Season; and the best Method of Brewing.
London: Printed and Sold by J. Miller, No. 74, Rosemary-Lane. [A new Edition for the Year 1785 - Price One Shilling.] 1785 . Twelvemo, 180x128mm. In paper wraps, stitched into a modern tan half-calf binder with marbled sides. 112 pages; signatures A-O4. with woodcuts in text and decorative head and tail pieces. Repairs to foredge margins of first and last leaves, and to foot of page 89/90, without loss of text. Trimmed close to running head in some places without loss. General tanning and marks of use throughout. A very good, crisp, clean copy. Bitting page 524. MacLean page 16. Not in Vicaire. The only copy reported by English Short Title Catalogue for this edition (ESTC T166768) is at the University of Leeds Brotherton Library. (Further information and photographs available on request.)
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Keywords: Antiquarian, Food, Wine, Cookery, Home economics.