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The Country Housewife and Lady's Director, in the Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm.
The Country Housewife and Lady's Director, in the Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm. Containing Instructions for managing the Brew-House, and Malt-Liquors in the Cellar; the making of wines of all sorts. Directions for the Dairyt, in t he Improvement of Butter and Cheese upon the worst of Soils... By R. Bradley, Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge, and F.R.S. The Second Edition.
London: Printed for Woodman, and Lyon, In Russel-Street, Covent Garden. M.DCC.XXVII [1727]. (Price 2s. 6.d.)
8vo, original full calf gilt; pp. xii + 187; with engraved frontispiece by John Sturt. Hinges strained, old ink mss. marginalia, some staining.
A scarce cookery book, with instructions on pickling, cheese and wine making and cooking game, divided into months. As the post of Professor of Botany at Cambridge was unpaid, Richard Bradley (1688-1732) needed the income from publishing to survive. 4 pages of recipes in front in ink (maybe the missing pages) Minus pages 181-4.
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Raphael's Witch!!! or the Oracle of the Future,
Raphael's Witch!!! or the Oracle of the Future, by the Author of the Prophetic Messenger. With Coloured Designs on Copper, by R. Cruikshank & The Author, a a Piece of Music by Blewitt.
London: William Charleton Wright. Paternoster Row [n.d., c.1831].
8vo, original half calf gilt, marbled boards, first edition; pp. 23+180; with coloured title and two coloured folding plates, both very defective. Binding distressed.
A book containing various methods of fortune telling. According to the Preface ''This book is adapted to lay about in drawing-rooms - to be read in gardens and groves - to ornament the boudoir - for amusement in evening parties, as an innocent substitute for cards - to be consulted in every mood of mind and temper. For singular as it may seem, not a thought can arise, nor a wish originate, but the LADY-WITCH OF RAPHAEL will easily solve and satisfy. It removes ennui and low spirits, but cheering the heart--brightening the ideas, and alluring to virtue, happiness and bliss.''.
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