A Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery; For the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses - to which is added - A Second Part, Containing a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, & c. - Mary Kettilby, ’By Several Hands’ 1734 - First Part - Printed for Executrix of Mary Kettilby, London - Fifth Edition of Part I, Fourth Edition of Part II Originally published in 1714, Kettilby's book was a collective effort, with recipes taken from various sources, as indicated in the Preface: ‘a Number of very Curious and Delicate House-wives Clubb'd to furnish out this Collection’.

It contains a wide-range of recipes and home remedies; the second part, with a separate title-page '
A collection of receipts in cookery, physick and surgery’, as well as 'a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c.'

This work is usually credited with having the first recipe for marmalade. Many of the recipes seem irresistible, like ‘
The best orange pudding that ever was tasted’. Of course there are other important and wonderful ‘receipts’ included, covering many areas from mad dog bites, in-growing toenails, thicker hair, and apoplectick pain in the head, to scurvy in the teeth.
  References: Oxford, English Cookery Books 54. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography 258. Cagle, A Matter of Taste 792. Maggs, Food and Drink Through the Ages (Cat. 645) 235. Maclean, Household and Cookery Books 79. Pennell, My Cookery Books 146.

Octavo (20.5 x 12.5 cm). pp. viii 9-183 [7 Index to the First Part] [2] 193-272 [4 Index to the Second Part].
  Bound in contemporary panelled Cambridge calf, spine divided into six compartments, red morocco title label in gilt to spine, later endpapers.   Condition: Very good, rubbing to edges of front board and to head of spine, toning to edges of text block, light foxing, and soiling which is slightly heavier to first and last few pages.   Ref: 108741   Price: HK$ 6,200