Book Description

16pp chapbook. Early ownership name struck through on the title which has a woodcut vignette of a kitchen scene. In recent marbled paper wrappers.
Dealer Notes
This Howard & Evans edition is at Manchester only on Copac, speculatively dated 1800?, but it must be 1801 or later. The earliest editions on ESTC are ‘Sold by J. Marshall’ [1797] and Spinney records the registration of the title in 1796. ESTC T185231, ‘Sold by J. Evans & Co’., and with Hatchards at 173 Piccadilly, is dated ‘between 1799 and 1801?’. T185808, also with J. Evans & Co. imprint, was originally dated by ESTC as 1795? but now has a revised date of between 1801 & 1806 because Hatchard moved from 173 to 190 Piccadilly in 1801 and Hazard died in 1806.
This Cheap Repository chapbook tells the story of Mrs Jones, a merchant’s wife, who learns that ‘much good may be done with little money, and that the heart, the head and the hands are of some use, as well as the purse’. There are three receipts for variations on beef stew, concluding with baked herrings and potatoes and Mrs Sparks’ oxtail soup. ‘Friendly Hints’ at the end suggest making the most of your garden, spending money on meat not butter, beer not tea and keeping stores of Scotch barley, rice, dry peas and oatmeal: ‘they are all cheap and don’t spoil - keep also pepper and ginger’.
The text is signed ‘Z’ indicating Hannah More’s authorship.
Author (MORE, Hannah)
Date [c.1801]
Publisher Howard and Evans. (Printers to the Cheap Repository for Moral and Religious Tracts...) & J. Hatchard, No.190, Piccadilly... By S. Hazard, Bath; and by all booksellers, newsmen & hawkers in town & country.

Price: £500.00

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