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The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick by  William Salmon - Hardcover - 1710 - from Mike Park Ltd and Biblio.com

The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick

by Salmon, William

Condition: Fair


London: Rhodes, at the Star, corner of Bride Lane, Fleet Street, 1710. Fourth edition. (full title reads - "COOKERY in dressing flesh, fowl, fish, herbs, roots making sawces etc; PASTRY making pyes, pasties, puddings, pancakes, cheesecakes, custards, tansies etc; CONFECTS candies, conserves, preserves, creams, gellies, pickles etc; POTABLE Liquors as ale, beer, mum, mead, cider, perry, rape, English wines, chocolet, coffer, tea etc; PERFUMING sweet balls, pouders, pomanders, essences, sweet waters, beautifying washes etc; HUSBANDRY, as it relates to the improvement of our barren and waste lands, manufactures etc; PREPARATIONS Galenick and Chymick relating to physickand chirurgery, as cordial waters, spirits, tinctures, elixirs, syrups, ponders, electuaries, pills, oils, balsams, cerecloths and emplasters, fitted for curing mist diseases incident to men, women and children". 8vo, pp (12), 560, browned and a bit used throughout, the t.p. & preface pages frayed at the margins, rear hinge cracking, rear e.p. marked and tender, front endpapers replaced (probably nineteenth century), contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, upper and lower joints cracking though sound, spine worn and lacking most of its surface, lacking the label. [An unsophisticated copy of a rare work. William Salmon (1644 –1713) - an empiric doctor, advertising himself as "Professor of Physick - , was a writer of medical texts that savor to the modern eye of quackery. "Prolific but somewhat disreputable" - Knight and Eddy.]. Full-Leather. Fair.


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