This book of cookery secures a spot in our "top five" list of recommended 18th century cookbooks, and is valuable library addition for anyone interested in historical foodways.
First Published in 1727, Eliza Smith's The Compleat Housewife became hugely popular with 18 printed editions. This peice of literary and culinary history provides an intriguing glimplse into 18th century English cuisine as well as some of the contributing ethic influences.
This is the 1730 edition with more than 330 pages. Facsimile text, paperback.