[Sca-cooks] Hannah's titles was Accomplish'd Lady's Delight

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Oct 17 06:48:59 PDT 2007

Although The Accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving is a compilation 
and probably
not the work of Hannah Woolley or Wooley r Wolley, there are books by 
her available.
(Powells currently lists a third edition 1683 for $2200, should anyone 
want an antiquarian copy
of The ALDelight.)

Prospect Books published another work credited to her.
Woolley, Hannah. The Gentlewomans Companion. Or, A Guide to the Female Sex.
Devon, U.K.: Prospect Books, 2001. Hardcover. 269 pp. ISBN: 
0_907325_99_8. [A
Reprint of the complete text of the 1675 second edition. Also includes 
an Introduction by
Caterina Albano, pp. 7_50; A Note on the Text by Tom Jaine, p. 6; and a 
Glossary by
Tom Jaine, pp. 247_269.] My review appears in the MoAS newsletter in 2002.
It can be found at: 

Hannah, however, protested in another volume that she didn't write the 
Gentlewoman's Companion.
It's all explained in the excellent introduction written by Caterina Albano.

Amazon lists The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet * *as an 
IndyPublish.com  publication in hardcover for
prices ranging from $34 to $46 or as a paperback for $27.99. Or it's 
available in a BiblioBazaar paperback in either large print
or regular print at less than $17.00. You can even take a look at the 
text by searching inside the book
at Amazon.

BiblioBazaar is offering a list of their culinary reprints at
 http://www.bibliobazaar.com/subcat_booklist.php?cat_id=218 but they 
fail to list The Queen-like Closet
or Moxon's *English Housewifery *under cookbooks.



Johnna  wrote 10/16/2007 7:05 AM snipped
> The full title for the book in question I think must be:
> The Accomplish'd lady's delight in preserving, physick, beautifying, and
> cookery 
> Bibliographies vary as to wrote the book. Woolley was dead by the
> time it appeared, but she is often credited as the book contains recipes
> from earlier credited works by her. 18th century editions often appear 
> credited to T.P. A number of catalogues just list it safely as ANON. or
> uncredited.
> Johnnae

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