Domestic Economy


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[003893] Hazlemore, Maximilian (Compiler) Domestic Economy; or, A Complete System of English Housekeeping Etc. Etc. London: J. Creswick, and Co., 1794. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. 4, [1], vi-xxxii, [1], 2-392pp. Contemporary full calf, smooth back, spine divided into six panels by triple rules in gilt, leather title label to second panel

Rubbed to extremities, corners bumped, especially bottom corner of upper cover with small amount of loss to leather, upper outer joint with coloured Japanese tissue repair. Internally lightly foxed, occasionally heavier (signatures M, R, U, X and Bb), some staining, ink stains to Bb4-CC1 catching a few letters, but with no loss of sense, D6 with short closed tear to head catching text but with no loss

The full title is Domestic Economy; or, A Complete System of English Housekeeping: Containing the Most Approved Receipts, Confirmed by Observation and Practice, in Every Reputable English book of Cookery now Extant; Besides a Great Variety of Others Which Have Never Before Been Offered to the Public. Also a Valuable Collection, Translated from the Productions of Cooks of Eminence who have published in France, With their Respective Names to each Receipt; which, together with the Original Articles, form the most complete System of Housekeeping ever yet Exhibited, under the following Heads, viz. Roasting, Boiling, Made-Dishes, Frying, Broiling, Potting, Fricasses, Ragouts, Soups, Sauces, Gravies, Hashes, Stews, Puddings, Custards, Cakes, Tarts, Pies, Pasties, Cheesecakes, Jellies, Pickling, Preserving, and Confectionary. To which is prefixed, in order to render it as complete and perfect as possible, An Elegant Collection of Light Dishes for Supper, Adapted for Every Month in the Year. Also the Complete Brewer; Containing Familiar Instructions for brewing all Sorts of Beer and Ale; including the Proper Management of the Vault or Cellar. Likewise the Family Physician; Being a Collection of the Most Valuable and Approved Prescriptions by Mead, Sydenham, Tissot, Fothergill, Elliot, Buchan, and Others

The compiler’s name is likely a pseudonym, as the book is a pirated version of Mary Cole’s The Lady’s Complete Guide; or Cookery in All Its Branches, published in 1788. With many recipes, referencing Raffald, Glasse and Farley amongst others

Cagle 734; Maclean, page 68; Oxford, page 122. Uncommon, with the ESTC showing two copies in the UK (BL and Leeds) and four in the US