Moxon.   Elizabeth     - With an intriguing bookplate
English Housewifery
EXEMPLIFIED In above Four Hundred AND Fifty RECEIPTS, Giving Directions in most Parts of COOKERY; And how to prepare various SORTS of SOOPS, MADE-DISHES, PASTES, PICKLES, CAKES, CREAMS, JELLIES, MADE-WINES, etc. With CUTS for the orderly placing the Dishes and Courses; also Bills of Fare for every Month in the year; and an alphabetical INDEX to the Whole. A book necessary for Mistresses of Families, higher and lower Women Servants, and confined to Things Useful, Substantial, and Splendid, and calculated for the Preservation of Health, and upon the Measures of Frugality, being the result of Thirty Years Practice and Experience. By ELIZABETH MOXON. With an APPENDIX. Containing upwards of Seventy Receipts, of the most valuable Kind, (many never before printed) communicated to the Pub-lisher by several Gentlewoman in the Neighbourhood, distin-guished by their extraordinary Skill in Housewifery. To this Edition is now added, an INTRODUCTION, giving an Account of the Times when River Fish are in Season; and a Table, shewing at one View the proper Seasons for Sea Fish. The ELEVENTH EDITION, Corrected. LEEDS: Printed by GRIFFITH WRIGHT, For GEORGE COPPERWAITE, Bookseller in Leeds; and sold by Mr. E. Johnson, Bookseller in Ave-Mary-Lane, London; and by most Booksellers in Great Britian. 1775. ---- [with a SUPPLEMENT TO MOXON's COOKERY CONTAINING Upwards of Sixty Modern and Valuable RECEIPTS ----- The FOURTH EDITION. M,DCC,LXXV.]
12mo. Title page. iii-iv Preface. v-viii Introduction. ix-x Folding table of fish in season. 5-203. The Supplement. 2-33. 7pp. Bills of Fare. 8pp. Table settings. [2 folding] 8pp. Index. 2feps. The Title page lightly age browned. Text very lightly age browned. Table settings quite browned in places. Full contemporary dark brown calf. Relaid spine with raised bands and black label with gilt lettering. The boards have also been relaid but have a nice old patina. Overall an pleasing copy of a very scarce old book.
- This copy has an interesting bookplate, showing a coat-of-arms and the name W. Moxon. It has obviously been tipped in to the paste-down since the original binding. View a jpeg of the bookplate below, and I would appreciate anyone throwing some light on this intrigue.

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Antiquarian category
ref number: 10971