THE EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER,; for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks &c. written purely from practice . .. consisting of several hundred original receipts, most of which never appeared in print. Elizabeth RAFFALD.
THE EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER,; for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks &c. written purely from practice . .. consisting of several hundred original receipts, most of which never appeared in print.

THE EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER,; for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks &c. written purely from practice . .. consisting of several hundred original receipts, most of which never appeared in print.

London: A. Millar [ie. York: Wilson, Spence and Mawman?], 1799. New Edition. 8vo, pp. 397. Engraved frontispiece (browned and offset on to the title page), and three folding plates of stoves and table settings. (with some offsetting). Bound in later calf with new endpapers, final leaf of the index with the bottom half of the leaf replaced but not affecting any of the letterpress, top of rear board little mouse chewed, some chewing into the top margin of some of the leaves, not affecting any text. A good copy. Not in Attar; Bitting p. 387 (First issued in 1769); Maclean page 123. Item #47768

The housekeeper of Lady Elizabeth Warburton offers recipes for pickling, all sortes of meats and game, pies, confectionaries, and the making of wines, catchups, malt liquors, and a correct list of everything in season for each month. Maclean notes: "Elizabeth Raffald (1733-81) was, after Hannah Glasses, the most celebrated English cookery writer of the 18th century ... She was the daughter of John Whittaker of Doncaster, and was for fifteen years employed as housekeeper to Lady Warburton of Arley Hall, Cheshire, to whom she dedicated her book. In 1763 she married her employer's gardener, John Raffald, and by him had 15 daughters. In 1764 she became a confectioner in Manchester and shortly afterwards established a cookery school for young ladies.

Price: $325.00

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