18475 MASON, Mrs Charlotte:
THE LADY’S ASSISTANT for regulating and supplying the table; being a Complete System of Cookery containing the most select bills of fare,properly disposed for family dinners of five courses to two courses of eleven and fifteen,with bills of fare for suppers from five to nineteen dishes and several desserts Including the fullest and choicest receipts of various kinds and full directions for preparing them in the most approved manner….directions for brewing making English wines raspberry, orange and lemon brandies also remarks on kitchen poisons and necessary cautions thereon,….with an appendix containing general particulars on the breeding, rearing and management of poultry, on the business of the dairy and on the management of the Kitchen and fruit garden.
Printed by C. Whittingham,London,1801.
8vo.pp.422, 26 appendix +19p.index. This Edition is expanded and indexed and has many extra receipts.Full calf. boards are tree calf and the spine has been underbacked with raised bands and title label.
The foreword reads” It is certain that a woman never appears to greater advantage than at the head of a well regulated table,which should always be so supplied so that the unexpected visit of a friend,or even a stranger,should occasion no inconvenience or confusion.