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The English housewife, containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleat woman. As her skill in Physick, Chirurgery, cookery, extraction of oyls, banqueting stuff, ordering of great feasts, preserving of all sort of wines, conceited secrets, distillations, perfums, ordering of wool, hemp, flax: making cloath and dying; the knowledge of dayries: office of malting; of oats, their excellent uses in families: of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A work generally approved, and now the ninth time much augmented purged, and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the general good of this nation. By G. Markham.

  • Author

    Markham, Gervase

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    London : printed for Hannah Sawbridge, at the Sign of the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, 1683.

  • Subject

    Home economics Early works to 1800

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - 93.02/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [8], 65, 70-71, 68, 66, 66-67, 72-80, 73-88, 97-104, 97-188 p. ; 4°.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Also published as part of: The way to get wealth, 1683. Identified as Wing M636 on UMI, "Early English books, 1641-1700", microfilm reel 1015. 2A4 3B-4B4 4C2; 3P2 slashed, affecting text; partly stained, slightly affecting text Format of surrogate:Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1980. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 1015:7). Microfilm. New Haven, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1974. 1 reel ; 35mm. (Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature ; reel 165, no. 2534). Ownership and custodial history: Purchased from F.C. Lapworth, Coventry, 1956 UK-SuSCL