The Compleat Housewife.
Introduction by Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace. This big beautiful book is a reprint - not a facsimile - of the 18th c manual for domestic life first published in 1753. Learn recipes, treatment of medical conditions, how to make wine, and how to set the table. Spend time with Eliza Smith and find out what it was really like. From the Pope's Posset to Syllabubs, hashing a calf's head to pickling lemons. This copy has bumps at the top of the spine and the top corners, otherwise appears unread. Chawton House Library. 2009. Hb. USED. $12.00