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Seventeenth-century English recipe books

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Recipe books are a key part of food history; they register the ideals and practices of domestic work, physical health and sustenance and they are at the heart of material culture as it was experienced by early modern Englishwomen. In a world in which daily sustenance and physical health were primarily women's responsibilities, women were central to these texts that record what was both a traditional art and new science. The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of the period. This reprint copy is part of an extensive project for the Study of Modern Women History. It is part of "The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works. Series III. Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: part 3. Vol. 3: Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard. Selected and Introduced by Elizabeth Spiller. The book brings together two 17th century Books of Recipes, which serve as basis for the knowledge of Early Modern Women History. lii + [viii] + 176 + [v] + 469 pages. More unnumbered pages follow, with "alphabetical Index of all the Physical Receipts in this book". Bound in burgundy cloth on hard boards, with gilt lettering on the cover and on the spine. In very good condition

Item details

Author(s):
Talbot Grey, Elizabeth and Talbot, Aletheia Countess of Arundel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754651967
ISBN-13:
9780754651963
Number of pages:
469
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
XVII Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard.

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Recipe books are a key part of food history; they register the ideals and practices of domestic work, physical health and sustenance and they are at the heart of material culture as it was experienced by early modern Englishwomen. In a world in which daily sustenance and physical health were primarily women's responsibilities, women were central to these texts that record what was both a traditional art and new science. The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of the period. This reprint copy is part of an extensive project for the Study of Modern Women History. It is part of "The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works. Series III. Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: part 3. Vol. 3: Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard. Selected and Introduced by Elizabeth Spiller. The book brings together two 17th century Books of Recipes, which serve as basis for the knowledge of Early Modern Women History. lii + [viii] + 176 + [v] + 469 pages. More unnumbered pages follow, with "alphabetical Index of all the Physical Receipts in this book". Bound in burgundy cloth on hard boards, with gilt lettering on the cover and on the spine. In very good condition

Author(s):
Talbot Grey, Elizabeth and Talbot, Aletheia Countess of Arundel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754651967
ISBN-13:
9780754651963
Number of pages:
469
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
XVII Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard.

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