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The English house-wife : containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleate woman. As her skill in physick, surgery, cookery, extraction of oyles, banquetting stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preserving of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distilations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, and dying: the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, of oates, their excellent uses in a family, of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A worke generally approved, and now the fifth time much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this Kingdome. By G.M. [Gervase Markham]

London : Printed by Anne Griffin for Iohn Harrison, at the Golden Vnicorne in Pater-noster-row, 1637.

Later 20th century full calf binding - sadly an incomplete book beginning on page 17 [lacking all before] but it does include the complete ‘skills in cookery section’ - a fascinating 17th century recipe book first printed in 1615 .