A Book of Simples

The Lady's Complete Guide, or Cookery and Confectionary in all their branches. To which is added, ... Frazer ( — ), Mrs. The Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, etc. Edin., 1791. i2mo. Saunders (Sarah), Mrs. The Fountain ...

A Book of Simples

Published in 1910 and edited by Henry Lewer, the introduction describes the manuscript source for this work as ""found in the library of a distinguished Wessex antiquary."" Covering a period of some fifty years, terminating about the middle of the eighteenth century, the work provides an interesting array of recipes for ""simples""--herbal remedies used both to prevent and cure common ailments.

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