210: Bradley's Country Housewife 1727
Title: The Country Housewife and Lady's Directory in the Management of a House and the Delights and Profits of a Farm. Containing Instructions for Managing the Brew-house...Directions for the Dairy...Practical Observations Concerning Distilling...
Author: Bradley, R[ichard]
Description: xii, 187,  pp. Engraved frontispiece. (8vo) 20x12 cm. (8x4¾") 20th century brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt. Several leaves of handwritten recipes bound in at rear. Second Edition.Richard Bradley (1688-1732) was Professor of Botany at Cambridge University and an early pioneer in the field of scientific horticulture, although his interests clearly ranged far beyond the limits imposed by a traditional academic career. Maclean notes that no copy of a first edition of the present work has been recorded. Extremely scarce. Maclean, pp. 11-13; Bitting pp. 55-56.
Heading: zzf(Cookery)Place Published: London
Publisher: Woodman, and Lyon
Date Published: 1727
Joints rubbed, 20th century bookplate and owner's inscription at front; some wear to page edges, foxing; very good.