Covntrey Contentments, or The English Huswife. Containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleate woman. As her skill in physicke, surgerie, extraction of oyles, banqueting-stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preseruing of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, dying, the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, oats, their excellent vses in a family, brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A worke generally approued, and now much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessarie for all men, and dedicated to the honour of the noble house of Exceter, and the generall good of this kingdome. By G.M.
Printed at London by J[ohn] B[eale] for R. Jackson, 1623. Small to (184 x 128 mm), , 80, 79-174, 173-133 [i.e. 233], pp., without final blank, fore-edge shaved effecting some margin notes, marbled endpapers, nineteenth-century full smooth calf, boards with floral gilt border, spine tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, a nice copy. An enlarged version of part 2 of his: Countrey contentments, in two bookes, 1615. Also issued as part 3 of his: A way to get wealth, 1623. Poynter, 34.1; STC 17343; Cagle, 847; Rothamsted, p.97.
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Keywords: GASTRONOMY COOKERY FOOD WINE BREWING WOMEN