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COOKERY. MACDONALD (Duncan). The New London Family Cook: or, Town and country housekeeper's guide. Comprehending directions for marketing ... practical instructions for preparing soups, broths, gravies, sauces, and made dishes...1800

London: Printed and Published by J. Robins and Co., First edition, 8vo, 630, [2, adverts]pp., frontis., portrait, 10 engraved plates (the first torn with old repair), some light browning especially towards the end, cont. calf, corners rubbed. The title page continues: "With the respective branches of pastry and confectionary, the art of potting, pickling, preserving, &c., cookery for the sick, and for the poor; directions for carving ... Also a collection of valuable family recipes,in dyeing, perfumery, &c. Instructions for brewing, making of British wines, distilling, managing the dairy, and gardening. And an appendix, containing general directions for servants relative to the cleaning of household furniture, floor-cloths, stoves, marble chimney-pieces, &c. forming in the whol a most complete family instructor." Maclean, p.92; Bitting, p297.

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