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 A New System of Domestic Cookery MRS RUNDELL
‘A block-printed cotton in Lapis style 1808–15
An 1806 cookery book ‘by a lady’ (Mrs Rundell’s name appeared only on later editions) which sold well over 5000 copies a year for the first half of the C19th but has not been in print since 1893. Mrs Rundell was 59 and newly widowed when she wrote a cookery book for her married daughters ‘formed upon principles of economy and adapted to the use of private families.’‘It was the earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to complete- ness’ (DNB). We use the edition published in 1816, the year of Emma.
PREFACE BY JANET MORGAN
  1999–2018
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